#BankBlack: 15 Black Owned Bankz and Credits Unionz

by G. Brown First a shout out to one of our regular supporters who gave us the idea for this story through one of his regular  (and always insightful) comments–“NBA is Fixed” as always we appreciate you and your support. Yesterday, TRN ran a blurb about #BankBlack..the economic movement that rose up following the shootings of […]

The “Fundamentalism” in Police Operationz

Police thinking resembles the circular reasoning of religious zealotry. “Against the pretense of an equality of persons, or equality of races, or a diversity of cultures, the police counterpose the law, but a law that has become the police as a law unto themselves through their impunity.” They command and control the rest of us. […]

Learning From the Cleveland Model: Notez on the Next Amerikan Revolution

In 2009, during the depths of the Great Recession, a small laundry opened in one of the most depressed neighborhoods in the poverty-stricken city of Cleveland. This seemingly obscure event proved to be a large salvo in what is slowly becoming a national dialogue on the future of wealth democratization in America. The Evergreen Cooperative […]

Stop Kidding Yourself protect and serve the The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People

by Sam Mitrani In most of the liberal discussions of the recent police killings of unarmed black men, there is an underlying assumption that the police are supposed to protect and serve the population. That is, after all, what they were created to do. If only the normal, decent relations between the police and the […]

Measuring Incarceration

Don’t overlook local jails. By Christian Henrichson As the national spotlight burns bright on criminal justice reform, policymakers and the public are closely watching the data for signs that we’ve turned the page on mass incarceration. Indeed, a recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice noted that 28 states have decreased imprisonment over the […]

The Death Penalty Iz Largely Driven by a Small Number of Overzealous Prosecutorz

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, just 2 percent of the country’s more than 3,000 counties are responsible for the majority of defendants on death row. Jordan Smith The Intercept “Cowboy” Bob Macy was a legendary — and infamous — prosecutor in Oklahoma City. Elected the top law enforcer in his county five times, […]

What iz freedom?

MIM(Prisons) archive  *See also, the reason why capitalism cannot bring freedom by Web Minister, January 11, 2002 “Freedom” is the absence of restraints according to the most common usage of the word in the United $tates and Europe (the West). We communists emphasize more the ability to accomplish something made possible through cooperation. Western “freedom” emphasizes […]

Schooled By Youtube: Who Said We Didn’t Fight Back? Louisiana Uprising of 1811

We are rarely taught of instances where our ancestors fought back against the harsh treatment of White Supremacy unless it was in the form of REFORM. Most of our ancestors fought for revolutionary change which was for TRUE LIBERATION. We wanted our own sovereignty because it was completely unnatural for one race to rule over […]

Deadly Conditionz in Texaz Prisonz

Sign and Share  Imagine being locked in a concrete cell struggling to breathe for hours on end. This is a reality for many Texas prisoners. The stifling summer heat, which can cause temperatures to reach up to 130 degrees indoors, is unbearable. In these conditions, some might not survive, and since 2007, there have been […]