By Carlos A. Cooks The time is at hand when the Black man must pause and take serious note of the rapid current of world events. Life for the People of African stock, has been for the past three centuries, a relentless struggle for survival. Not so much against the forces of nature, Nay! […]

A Night of Shame

  t has been a difficult week. The night of June 17 saw two executions, what we are calling the night of shame, followed by a third execution the next evening.  The state of Georgia executed Marcus Wellons, the state of Missouri executed John Winfield, and the state of Florida executed John Henry.  Three African […]

Republicanz . . . A Divided Team Their Only Commonalty Iz Despisal Of Black N’ Tan People

Eric Cantor,’s fall from grace n’ power has by-now been well-documented. The Clark Kent pencil-necked, spec-wearing fallen Congressional Super-politician who opposed President Obama over the last few years, represented the Reagan Neo-Conservative chunk of the GOP, and he did it with all the arrogance and indifference of a renegade Confederate General . . nonetheless it […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]

Honouring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama

  Honoring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama This month we were deeply saddened by the passing of 93 year-old Yuri Kochiyama, a longtime supporter of political prisoners and all oppressed communities. Deepa Iyer, writing for the Huffington Post, argued that “Yuri Kochiyama’s life and legacy is a reminder to Asian Americans and to all those who […]

42 Yearz and Still Waiting

  (New A3 poster by artist César Maxit) All eyes are on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as we move into summer. Most urgently of course, we wake up every day hopeful that the court will choose to affirm Judge Brady’s ruling that overturned Albert’s conviction for a third time. Although there is no […]

A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It’s Thriving in the Heart of America

Originally posted on Prison Reform Movement's Weblog- America: Land of the Free, Home of the Incarcerated:
 By Laura Dimon  May 8, 2014 It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly.…

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Tennessee State University founded Date: Wed, 1912-06-19 On this date in 1912, Tennessee State University (TSU) opened its doors of higher learning. TSU is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. Organized as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School in 1909, it began serving students on June 19, 1912. […]

SATURDAY: Rise Up to Free Maroon

  Dear Friends & Colleagues,   Please join the NYC Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz at a special event on Saturday, June 21st.  The freeing of Maroon Shoatz from decades’ long solitary confinement was one of Fred Ho’s last missions.  That was accomplished, but the work continues.  Please join the NYC Campaign and Scientific Soul […]

The art of surviving in solitary confinement

  Artist Ojore Lutalo was released from New Jersey’s Trenton State Penitentiary on August 26, 2009, after spending 28 years in prison. He spent 22 of those years in solitary confinement in the Management Control Unit. In order to keep his sanity during his internment, Ojore followed a strict regimen of physical exercise, meditation, and study. Over […]