10 Facts About Marc Lamont Hill

1. Marc Lamont Hill was born on December 17, 1978 and is an American academic, author, activist, and television personality.

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2. Marc Lamont Hill is a professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3. From 2005 to 2009, Marc Lamont Hill was a professor of urban education and American studies at Temple University.

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4. In January 2021, Marc Lamont Hill was named as the host of UpFront on Al Jazeera English, as the permanent replacement for Mehdi Hasan.

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5. Marc Lamont Hill urged the public to write to District Attorney David McDade to express concerns about his desire to appeal the court's decision to void the sentence of Genarlow Wilson.

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6. Marc Lamont Hill, represented by his brother, attorney Leonard Marc Lamont Hill, filed a civil lawsuit on October 12, 2010, against the City of Philadelphia and four police officers, including DeCoatsworth.

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7. On November 28, 2018, while speaking in a meeting at the UN marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Marc Lamont Hill said: "We have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grass-roots action, local action and international action that will give us what justice requires and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea.

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8. In November 2018, Marc Lamont Hill rejected this characterization, saying this was a "call for justice" referring to the existing borders of the Palestinian territories on the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River (West Bank).

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9. Marc Lamont Hill wrote in The Philadelphia Inquirer: "justice will come through a single bi-national democratic state that encompasses Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

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10. Glenn Greenwald remarked that Marc Lamont Hill's firing "is a major defeat for the right to advocate for Palestinian rights, to freely critique the Israeli government, and for the ability of journalism and public discourse in the US generally to accommodate dissent.

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