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The Classroom and The Cell: Conversations With Black America (Third World Press; December 2011; $14.95) is a collection of conversations between celebrity intellectual Marc Lamont Hill and famed political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. It’s a shining example of African American men speaking for themselves about the many forces impacting their lives. Covering topics such as race, politics, hip-hop culture, education, mass incarceration, and love, their discussions shine a spotlight on some of the most pressing issues in 21st century African American life. The Classroom and The Cell is practical-without being preachy. This is a must-read for the serious fans of Marc Lamont Hill and Mumia Abu-Jamal books.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author who has spent the last 29 years on Pennsylvania’s death row. He is the author of six books, including Live from Death Row, All Things Censored, and Jailhouse Lawyers.

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Marc Lamont Hill is Associate Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in African-American Studies at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. Dr. Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets such as NPR, MSNBC, and CNN. He is the host of the nationally syndicated television show, “Our World with Black Enterprise.” He is the author of the award-winning book Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity and a co-editor of Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility and The Anthropology of Education Reader.

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