2018 Survey of U.S. Prisoners on Prison Labor

by MIM(Prisons) June 2018 permalink The Western press often aims the diparaging term “labor camps” at Asia and the former socialist countries of the world. Yet, with the largest prison population in the world, it should not be surprising that it is the Amerikans who have more prisoners working for them than any other nation. And their labor […]

Meet Nanny, the Ashanti woman from Ghana who ended up as freedom fighter and hero in Jamaica

Queen Nanny is a National hero in Jamaica She was declared a national heroine in 1975 by the Jamaican government and awarded the title of “Right Excellent” due to her enormous accomplishments. Queen Nanny, born in Ghana in western Africa, to the Ashanti tribe, was brought to Jamaica as a slave and ended up being […]

Introduction to ‘Colors: The Ancient Afrikan Connection to the Crips and Bloods’

June 27, 2018   by Willie Hill With the recently released “Colors,” I’ve written a book that has potential to stem the tide of gang warfare between the Crips and Bloods and other street gangs identified by the colors red and blue. It’s a story linking present day Crips and Bloods with two ancient African […]

Kinetik speaks: ‘In segregation or on the yard, the message is the same – SLAVERY MUST END’

June 25, 2018 by Kinetik Justice Amun (Robert Earl Council), Free Alabama Movement With strength and optimism, I greet the Comrades and salute the Freedom Fighters! It has been a long ride, we have come a long way, yet there is so much work we still must do. And, I pen this expression with those […]

What to the Slave is Your 4th of July (You-Lie)?

A MESSAGE FROM CARL DIX What to the Slave is Your 4th of July? Today is a time when immigrant children are being ripped from the arms of their parents on the US-Mexico border, when rights for LGBTQ people are under assault, and when police continue to get away with gunning down Black, Latino and […]

‘They stole us, they sold us, they owe us!’

By Stephen Millies  posted on June 28, 2018   Despite threatened thundershowers, 50 people took to the streets of Newark, N.J., on June 23 to demand reparations for Black people. Every year the People’s Organization for Progress — a dynamic grassroots group based in Newark — calls a rally and demonstration to demand justice for the African […]