Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio Essays

Reviews For Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio Essays

Mumia we thank you for bringing us back to our humanity.

5/5

This man's soul is clear and bright. The police have shown how much the respect black life - which is not at all.
It's really amazing how this gets produced from prison. I bet this is the only call Mr. Abu-Jamal makes all week. It must be very satisfying to be able to do this from death row. He's more productive than I am. That's for sure.
Everything here is said to be heard in transition. Before the dawn after the twighlight, with a coffee or a sandwitch. This is what focuses you to take action. The sheltered mind is blown to know where Mumia still is and what he still does. What are you going to do about it? Jamal has some ideas; listen.
Not knowing the first thing about MAJ, I listened to the first podcast. I was blown away. It is fascinating to hear his take on what's happening in the world. Can't say I agree with all of his opinions, but it's a really interesting listen.
It's nice to hear someone with so much insight and intelligence. Despite years of imprisonment Mumia is still relevant and sharp as ever. Thanks for this podcast and stay strong!
Amnesty International agrees he should have a retrial, I'm in. Imprisoned he unabashedly reveals truth, a truth most so called freemen today, would not even dare to give nuance too. He sheds more light on the truth in minutes, then most do in hours, his podcast is eye opening and provokes you to further investigation. Peace and blessings to our brother Mumia.
Mumia is a smart and eloquent speaker. I am so happy that he will not be executed. If only President Obama would pardon him.
The mire fact of circumstances that surround Mr. Freeman is enough for me to declare a demand for Mr. Abu-Jamal's retrial. For him to be retried with the evidence that was left out of his first trial would offer some help towards exoneration. I question the fact of why was Mr. Freeman totally eliminated from the evidence when several things put him at the scene of the crime? "JUSTICE IS JUST AN EMOTION"
I have read the evidence of the case, and I have now made up my mind. I don't think he did it. The ballistics test is what sealed it for me. This is an innocent man being held on death row illegally. FREE MUMIA!
Instead of reading the "facts" against him, why don't you read the evidence that supports him? Or better yet, look at the large number of political figures and political icons that support him? I find it sad that even now, with the capabilities we have for researching information on virtually anything, people still remain extremely biased without attempting to see the other side. In spite of everything, he is extremely intelligent and positive and still fights for what he believes in. That's more than I can say for the majority of people I know in person.
He is locked up and could be put to death for a crime he did not commit, yet he writes so eloquently and to the point (as he must, since I assume he is allowed only so much time to speak to us from prison) and speaks with a beautuful voice of the innumerable injustices ongoing outside.
WHY DO YOU ONLY PUBLISH THE POSITIVE REVIEWS OF THIS MURDERER'S BOOK. iT IS A DISGRACE THAT HE IS GIVEN THIS KIND OF FORUM. ANYONE WHO THINKS HE IS INNOCENT HAS NOT BOTHERED TO READ THE FACT OF THE CASE. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT TO DEATH YEARS AGO. HOW MANY TRIALS AND APPEALS DOES HE HAVE TO LOSE BEFORE EVERYONE ACCEPTS THE FACT THAY MUMIA IS A MURDERER AND IS WHERE HE BELONGS , ROTTING IN PRISON.
Succint and poetic. Mumia expresses opinions many are afraid to express, and some are afraid to hear. He holds no punches, and he is thoughtprovoking. He is an important voice for the many silenced by mainstream media.

Sad
5/5

I find it very sad to read some of the responses below that denounce this podcast. I find his insights unbelievalbly moving and true. All of these from a man inside a prison cell. It makes me sad to think that those of us that are "free" are not even able to obtain this active knowledge in our surroundings...remarkable of him. To the listener who said it was said that apple put this on their website is rediculous. Not only is this the best podcast i have came across, that is what podcasts are all about, its a public forum for you to listen, or not to listen to. Think about the people who have the ability to open their minds even the slightest more than you obviously are able to.
Whether or not Jamal killed that officer or not, the reviews are intended to be about his work on these essays, which are very good. Jamal is a very intelligent man and expresses his opinions well. 5 stars
If you must judge him, at least listen to him...research him...think about him.
It's so sad to see that people have judged this man in their reviews without taking a look at his case. Do not blindly accept what this government tells you as truth. Mumia Abu-Jamal whether you believe him to be innocent or not was NOT given a fair trial as he was rightfully due. If the govt. believes the man is guilty beyond shadow of a doubt, then why not give the man a fair and just trial? I believe that America has become a population of robots and animals. The robots are incapable of an independently intelligent thought, while the animals have become so apathetic that they rebel without a cause behaving in irrational and many times violent ways. Working 9 to 5, trying to keep our rent paid, striving to "get ahead" and excel in the daily rat race has many of caught in the matrix blind to what is transpiring right in front of our eyes. Mumia's words are an intelligent and analytical commentary from a man from the outside looking in. I say from the outside because maybe it us who are not "free". Peace.
to those who stumble upon this podcast, don't listen to the insensitive knocks on this work by the equally insentive people who wrote them. Despite the fact that Mumia Abu-Jamal is a resident of death row- albeit controvesially- he is still a fully capable human being, and a very intelligent one at that. Jamal was an accomplished writer, scholar, and voice of resistance before he went to prison. In the time he has spent at prison, he has continued to study and to further his immense knowledge on the human condtion and the current state of the world. Even if Jamal did kill a man 25 years ago, the man is a genius to say the least, and his words should not be taken lightly. If your skull is not too thick to let some intelligence through it, not unlike the previous reviewers, I would highly, highly recommend this podcast. Don't be superficial. Get past Jamal's apparent past and listen to what he has to say, you just might learn something.