You Will Suffer in Silence: The Lack of Redrezz in Texaz Prisonz (2017)

Corruption and Cowboy Justice I recall a couple years back when a guard here at the William P. Clements Unit remarked to me, that I had no idea how corrupt Texas really is. I almost begged to differ, and was about to recount all the corruption I’d witnessed over the years, but I caught myself […]

Texaz Official’z Use Illegal Social Media Ban On Prisonerz To Retaliate Against Thiz Writer

“The First amendment forbids prison officials from retaliating against prisoners for exercising the right of free speech.”[1] It was just a few months ago that I wrote about the new rule created by Texas prison officials to ban prisoners from having others post materials for them on social media since prisoners have no direct internet […]

James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

PHOTO SERIEZ PAYZ TRIBUTE TO AFRO-LATINAZ FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

by By T. McLendon Black women of Latina heritage have made countless contributions to Black art, music, politics, academia and every other area of our society. Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell, a New York-based photographer, writer and director began documenting iconic Latinas last fall and the tribute culminated in a digital unveiling via her website on February 15th. […]

PHOTO SERIEZ: BLACK WOMEN GIVING ZERO FUCKZ ABOUT POLICE INTIMIDATION

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is just as prolific on the Twittersphere as he is on the big screen. In a tweet series that went viral, Cherry decided to celebrate “Black women unbothered by the police: A Photo Series” for Black History Month. The photos show badass women standing up to police in ways most of […]

The Black Declaration of Independence

We, the Black People in Amerika, in consequence of arriving at a knowledge of Ourselves as a people with dignity, long deprived of that knowledge; as a consequence of revolting with every decimal of Our collective and individual beings against the oppression that for 300 years has destroyed and broken and warped the bodies and […]

WATER IZ LIFE: FROM FLINT TO STANDING ROCK TO PENNSYLVANIA PRISONZ

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION DEMANDING CLEAN WATER IN PA PRISON’S Since August of 2016, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other Inmates at the State Correctional Facility in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania, have been plagued with unsafe drinking and bath water.    For several months now, inmates have complained about brown, oily water in both the showers and the faucets […]