Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist, is America’s best-known political prisoner. Sentenced with execution, Mumia has lived on Death Row since 1982. Ever since he wrote for the Black Panther Party’s national newspaper as a youth, Mumia has reported on the racism and inequity in our society. He soon added radio to his portfolio, eventually recording a series of reports from death row for NPR’s All Things Considered. However, NPR, caving in to political pressure, refused to air the programs. Mumia Abu-Jamal is still fighting for his own freedom from prison, and through his powerful voice, for the freedom of all people from inequity.
The 50 writings by jailed journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal include several recent pieces on censorship, justice, and the meaning of constitutional rights in America. Also included are the banned essays from Mumia’s controversial tenure as on-air columnist for All Things Considered, and those that aired on Democracy Now! over Pacifica Radio.
The editor of All Things Censored is Noelle Hanrahan, an investigative journalist. Since 1992 she has produced the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal. She is a graduate of Stanford University. Currently she is working on the Redwood Summer Justice Project’s civil rights lawsuit resulting from FBI and Oakland Police misconduct surrounding the May 1990 car-bomb assassination attempt against Earth First!, leader Judi Bari.
The Forward to All Things Considered is best-selling novelist and “champion of humanity”, Alice Walker author of several novels, several collections of short stories and collections of essays, several volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.