Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

How Brazilian Capoeira Evolved From a Martial Art to an International Dance Craze

The athletic movements may have inspired modern break dancing Capoeira roda in the Arts and Industries Building at the 2017 Folklife Festival. (Daniel Martinez, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives) By Juan Goncalves-Borrega, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Two young men dressed in white kneel on the ground, ready to begin their duel. Eyes lock onto those of […]

DOWNLOAD. THIRD WORLD “EYES ARE UP ON YOU”

  Celebrating over 40 years in music, one of the most pivotal reggae bands of all time Third World has dropped their new single “Eyes Are Up On You” off their upcoming full-length album. The song and album are both produced by Damian Marley and will be released on Ghetto Youths International. CLICK FOR PRESS […]

We stand with Herman Bell

As you may have recently heard “Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5, 2017. While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the […]