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Have Black lives ever mattered?

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2017] ©2017
Series: Open Media book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abu-Jamal, Mumia.
Have Black lives ever mattered?
San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017027001
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mumia Abu-Jamal
ISBN: 9780872867383 0872867382
OCLC Number: 959037393
Description: xiii, 206 pages ; 18 cm
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.
Series Title: Open Media book.
Responsibility: Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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