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Title Have Black lives ever mattered? / Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Author Abu-Jamal, Mumia, author.
Publication San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2017]
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages).
Call # eBOOK
Series Open Media Series
Open Media book.
Summary "'This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos'--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States; 'Mumia's writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently'--Cornel West; 'He allows us to reflect upon the fact that transformational possibilities often emerge where we least expect them'--Angela Y. Davis; In December 1981, Mumia Abu Jamal was shot and beaten into unconsciousness by Philadelphia police. He awoke to find himself shackled to a hospital bed, accused of killing a cop. He was convicted and sentenced to death in a trial that Amnesty International has denounced as failing to meet the minimum standards of judicial fairness. In Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Mumia gives voice to the many people of color who have fallen to police bullets or racist abuse, and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States. This collection of his radio commentaries on the topic features an in-depth essay written especially for this book to examine the history of policing in America, with its origins in the white slave patrols of the antebellum South and an explicit mission to terrorize the country's Black population. Applying a personal, historical, and political lens, Mumia provides a righteously angry and calmly principled radical Black perspective on how racist violence is tearing our country apart and what must be done to turn things around. Mumia Abu-Jamal is author of many books, including Death Blossoms, Live from Death Row, All Things Censored, and Writing on the Wall"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : Have Black lives ever mattered? -- Hate crimes, June 14, 1998 -- The law against the law, June 20, 1998 -- We are blind to everything but color, July 5, 1998 -- A history of betrayal, October 29, 1998 -- Legalized police violence, March 28, 1999 -- The folly of calling the FBI, April 18, 1999 -- Where is the outrage? 1999 -- What is the Fourth of July for? June 19, 1999 -- Public servants or paid predators? February 27, 2000 -- Cincinnati fires, April 17, 2001 -- Aiding and abetting "Bombingham" : the FBI, May 28, 2001 -- Of cops and courts, March 2, 2002 -- "We have no country", October 19, 2002 -- The other Central Park rapes, 2002 -- When a child is killed, February 22, 2003 -- Trying to survive to 90 while black? December 2, 2006 -- Death in a cell, January 12, 2009 -- Oscar Grant and you, January 17, 2009 -- The arrest of Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, July 30, 2009 -- When a grand jury finds beatings to be "helpful", August 13, 2009 -- When racists rule policy, September 13, 2009 -- The death penalty derives from lynch law, March 10, 2010 -- Life in dark flesh is not equal to life in white flesh, July 10, 2010 -- Geronimo, June 4, 2011 -- While rage bubbles in black hearts, August 20, 2011 -- Troy Davis : movement lessons, September 9, 2011 -- What do you call a judge who makes racist statements? March 4, 2012 -- The Trayvon Martin case, April 12, 2012 -- For Rodney King the struggle is finally over, June 17, 2012 -- Trayvon and the war against us, June 19, 2012 -- Tears of sorrow and rage, November 2, 2012 -- The Dorner dilemma, February 18, 2013 -- The Dorner manifesto, February 26, 2013 -- A harsh light on New York's criminal justice system, April 8, 2013 -- Will Trayvon Martin's killer be acquitted? July 8, 2013 -- The verdict ; black life is as cheap as day-old pretzels, July 14, 2013 -- Trayvon is one, they are many, July 21, 2013 -- Trayvon who? August 8, 2013 -- The outrageous American norm, December 18, 2013 -- The last days of President Obama, February 13, 2014 -- Snapshot of Black America, February 16, 2014 -- Trayvon's America, March 24, 2014 -- Wild in the streets, May 25, 2014 -- Police in the age of social media, July 7, 2014 -- A cop shot 18-year-old Michael Brown eight times, August 11, 2014 -- 1,2,3 Fergusons, August 17, 2014 -- Ferguson's real "outside agitators", August 19, 2014 -- Post-Ferguson, August 25, 2014 -- The meaning of Ferguson, August 31, 2014 -- We must fight for more, September 21, 2014 -- The Troy Davis tragedy, October 13, 2014 -- Place names of black pain, loss and death, November 24, 2014 -- Rule of law, November 26, 2014 -- Ferguson fallout, November 28, 2014 -- "Operation restore trust?" December 2, 2014 -- Eric Garner : "I can't breathe", December 4, 2014 -- Police terrorism : a national crisis, December 7, 2014 -- Grand jury jammed, December 10, 2014 -- Demonstrating respect? December 23, 2014 -- Ferguson : the epicenter, January 1, 2015 -- Black lives matter? January 22, 2015 -- Ferguson, USA, March 5, 2015 -- Words vs. deeds, March 11, 2015 -- 137 shots, May 24, 2015 -- The heritage of the Confederate battle flag, July 7, 2015 -- As black as they were expendable, August 25, 2015 -- Tamir Rice of Cleveland, October 15, 2015 -- Disturbing the peace, October 28, 2015 -- Badge of racism, December 14, 2015 -- Because she is a black child, December 28, 2015 -- Killed by cops who were "just doing their jobs", July 7, 2016 -- What happens to a dream deferred? July 10, 2016 -- MOVE, August 1, 2016 -- Black lives don't matter, December 12, 2016 -- To protect and serve whom? September 2015, updated February 2017.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 11, 2018).
Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Racism -- United States.
African Americans -- Violence against.
Police brutality -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
LAW -- Discrimination.
LAW -- Civil Rights.
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Police brutality. (OCoLC)fst01068571
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights.
Since 1975
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Have Black lives ever mattered? San Francisco : City Lights Books, 2017 9780872867383 (DLC) 2017013442
ISBN 0872867390 electronic book
9780872867390 (electronic bk.)

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