Civil Rights & Social Justice

New evidence fuels a petition for a new trial over a controversial 1982 murder conviction.

The movement demanding the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal from prison has been renewed amid concerns about his health after he reportedly contracted COVID-19.

The activist has been in prison for 36 years.

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been in prison for 37 years.

A judge delayed the hearing until August 2018.

Jailed former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal will receive Hepatitis C treatment while serving a life sentence for the death of a Philadelphia police officer, said the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Friday.

With President Obama's tenure winding down, many are wondering whether he will use his constitutional powers to grant federal clemencies before he leaves office.

An amended lawsuit has been filed against a Pennsylvania prison and its medical personnel for refusing Hepatitis C treatment to political prisoner and former Black Panther Party member, Mumia Abu-Jamal. According to Think Progress, the amended suit was filed on Tuesday just days after it was confirmed the 61-year-old had the disease. Abu-Jamal was initially […]

“You’re our hero!” Support for the now-suspended New Jersey teacher who allowed her third-graders to write get-well letters to former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was undeniable at an Orange Public School Board meeting Tuesday. Individuals flanking both sides of Marilyn Zuniga called for her reinstatement while she appealed to the board to allow her to continue […]


After being hospitalized last week to receive treatment for diabetes, Mumia Abu-Jamal has returned to prison. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of killing a cop in Philadelphia 34 years ago, spent two days in the ICU after passing out. He returned to the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy on Wednesday. Although he was well enough to return […]


Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the Pennsylvania state Correctional Institution in Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville Monday after passing out, his wife Wadiya Jamal said […]