Mumia Abu-Jamal and Linn Washington in 1995

Compiling an anthology about Abu-Jamal, and Linn Washington gave me this article, published shortly after Abu-Jamal escaped the guillotine the first time a quarter of a century ago. It reminds me of dose days, when I was a part-time intern at the National Newspaper Publishers Association and constantly surrounded by Black newspapers. I always had a soft spot for The Philadelphia New Observer because it would print these huge, remarkable 20,000-word Black/Afrikan history supplements by James G. Spady, then a Black Philadelphia living institution.

My Trice Edney News Wire Review Of The Book On The Chicago Defender’s History…..

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…….is here.

Urban News Service, Huh? Okay, Bring It!

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Hmmm. A rival to the Trice Edney News Wire. Shades of the Associated Negro Press vs. the NNPA News Service!

For the sake of national Black journalism not narrowed down to one person, his may have to be the first time I’m ever gonna root for something led by Niger Innis! Maybe…..!