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Africa Live a weekly show on the Uhuru Radio Network brings you news and analysis from the African Internationalist perspective and audio culture from throughout the African Diaspora.
On Sunday July 13th, 2014, during an interview with Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and African Socialist International, he spoke about Imam Jamal Al Amin formerly known as H.Rap Brown. Imam Jamil was a dominant and influential figure in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1960s. He served as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later as the Minister of Justice for the Black Panther Party.
In 2000, Imam Jamil Al Amin was framed and convicted for murder of a deputy sheriff and for wounding another. He was sentenced to life in prison and was transferred from the State of Georgia prison system to a federal prison in Arkansas, and then later to the ADX Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado. He has been in solitary confinement since 2007.
Imam Jamil has been recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells. His family and supporters are calling for his immediate transfer to a federal medical center either at Butner, North Carolina or Rochester, Minnesota.
Speaking on his medical condition his wife,Karima Al Amin noted the following: 1. He has had a dental problem for more than a year, which resulted in swollen jaws, broken teeth and the inability to swallow. 2. He lost 29 pounds over a three-week period. 3. His legs, feet and ankles have been swollen. 4. He went through a two-week period whereby he could not get out of his bed except for two times a day. 5. He attempted to see a physician at ADX, but instead saw a physicians assistant who gave him only water pills and antibiotics.
Go to Uhuru News – Imam Jamal Al Amin / H Rap Brown to get further information on how to support the call to gain medical treatment for Imam Jamal Al Amin.
Now we will hear from Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and the African Socialist International, speaking on the life long commitment made to the African Liberation Struggle by Imam Jamal Al Amin.