Who is Mumia?
Mumia Abu-Jamal has been writing since age 15, first as Minister of Information for the Philadelphia Black Panthers (1969-1971), then for numerous Philadelphia radio and print venues, including National Public Radio. Mumia is an internationally-recognized award-winning journalist known as, “the voice of the voiceless” for his many years spent writing about issues relating to racism in Philadelphia, the murder of local MOVE organization people, people in prison, and more.
What Is Mumia's Current Legal Status? (updated Dec. 20, 2022)
Events & News
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Sat., February 24, 2024, Philadelphia, PA On the day Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 70-years-old we discuss his current poor health and the Pennsylvania government’s attempt to kill him and other imprisoned elders by systemic, purposeful medical neglect.
This government is slowly, purposely, killing Mumia through medical neglect. (Pam Africa) Since September, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health has been declining at a concerning rate. He has lost weight, is anemic, has high blood pressure and an extreme…
On the 42nd anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s unlawful arrest and frame-up in 1981, tune in for medical and legal updates and statements from various political prisoner campaigns in the U.S. and around the World.
A Commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal in Solidarity with Palestine Perhaps Israel’s most respected statesman, former diplomat, Abba Eban, once said, “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its right to exist.” That was then, in 1981.…
“The Feminist Fight to Bring Mumia Home,” was the opening keynote discussion for VOICES OF MASS INCARCERATION: A SYMPOSIUM at Brown University. In a conversation moderated by Brown Professor Tricia Rose, panelists Angela Y. Davis, Julia…
We love Philadelphia and agonize how many of our Native Sons (Black men) are framed up by ambitious District Attorneys, racist police, and compromised judges. The newest Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Review Unit (CRU) and its detailed review of suspicious cases have, so far, exonerated 29 innocent men. All Black. All were framed for murder. Read their stories.
All defendants exonerated by the Conviction Integrity Unit, except one, were initially convicted in the 1990s and in the 2000s. It’s time to open up the cases that were litigated in the darkest, the most racist period in the history of Philadelphia’s criminal punishment system.
The new evidence that emerged again in the last number of months, filed by Mumia’s defense attorneys on Feb 22, proves further that Mumia was framed in 1982 by the DA’s office and that the subsequent DA’s continued to cover up the wrongful conviction. The whole point of the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) is to throw out corrupt, wrongful convictions and set free the wrongfully convicted prisoner. Larry Krasner’s office has exonerated 29 people since he took office. Let Mumia be number 30.