By Mumia Abu-Jamal

This selection of conversations among star highbrow Marc Lamont Hill and famed political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is a shining instance of African American males talking for themselves concerning the many forces impacting their lives. protecting subject matters equivalent to race, politics, hip-hop tradition, schooling, mass incarceration, and love, their discussions shine a focus on the most urgent matters in twenty first century African American life.

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