The Politics Of Judges

THE POLITICS OF JUDGES [col. Writ. 10/5/18 (c) ’18 Mumia Abu-Jamal We are all trained and conditioned to see judges, clad in their dark and foreboding robes, as people who are superior to normal, average men and women. The robes lend an air of solemnity, wisdom and certitude, similar to the vestments of priests, nuns […]

What’z a ‘Jailhouse Environmentalist’?

[col. writ. 2/17/13] © ’13 Mumia Abu-Jamal Most of us have heard of jailhouse lawyers –guys and gals who battle in court for themselves or others. But I’d wager few of us have ever heard of a ‘jailhouse environmentalist’. Truth is I didn’t think such a thing existed. Well, it’s real; and his name is […]

“O BALTIMORE” BLUEZ

[col. writ. 8/12/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal   The brilliant and beautiful Nina Simone (1933-2003), in her classic lament, “Baltimore,” sings of a city by the sea, but one that she longs to flee from, because of its hardness and meanness. In her unforgettable refrain, she mixes her love of the city with her yearning to […]