Mumia Abu-Jamal is arguably the most famous prisoner on the planet, and whether or not you have an opinion regarding his guilt or innocence — and an awful lot of people do — it is impossible to deny that he has become a lightning rod to which opponents and proponents of the death penalty are inexorably drawn. Furthermore, Mumia has made a peculiar entry into popular culture, as musicians, rappers, artists and filmmakers flock to the mere mention of his name. While it’s tempting to resort to cynicism when rock stars get politicized, there is a genuine wave of support for a reevaluation of Mumia’s... Read More
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Spoken Word, Cultural Commentary
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