Solitary confinement iz ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished

Chelsea E Manning I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane ‘For 17 hours a day, I sat directly in front of at least two Marine Corps guards seated behind a one-way mirror. I was not allowed to lay down. I was not allowed […]

CA Prisonz – The Conflict Resolution

The Free Speech Society presents: The Conflict Resolution Committee   By Kijana Tashiri Askari, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, and J. Heshima Denham   April 17, 2016 Mission Statement In the afermath of two small-scale race-based ‘isolated’ incidents that occurred on B-facility in January of 2016 at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP), the Free Speech Society was […]

R.I.P. AFENI SHAKUR

  R.I.P. Afeni Shakur The activist and mother of Tupac Shakur has died at 69. “Deputies responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. at Shakur-Davis’ home in Sausalto, the sheriff’s office said. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died at 10:28 p.m”.  

What It Meanz to Believe PrisonerzNoth

Ending the racist prison system begins with telling the truth about its injustices. by Matt Hartman   Jail cell by artist Tehching Hsieh at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jason Kuffer / Flickr On January 19, Matthew McCain died in his cell at North Carolina’s Durham County Detention Facility. According to reports […]

Iz there a balm in Gilead?

by Mumia Abu-Jamal The great Black activist and artist Paul Robeson in 1958, in Carnegie Hall, sang the gospel song, “Balm in Gilead”: “♪There is a balm in Gilead, ♪To make the wounded whooole♪ ….” His full, magnificent baritone filled the hall with wonder. Hepatitis C is a liver infection (inflammation), which can, if untreated, […]

Hungry for justice: Equipto speakz for the Frisco 5 on hunger strike to demand SFPD Chief Suhr be fired or Mayor Lee resign

The latest front in the fight to fire SFPD Chief Suhr is a hunger strike outside the Mission Police Station led by rapper Equipto (Ilych Sato) and his mother, Maria Cristina Gutierrez (center of photo above), whose idea it was back in 2014 when Alex Nieto was executed by SFPD. She says, “Enough is enough. […]

My brotha Yogi – two comradez with long memoriez

They hated him because they couldn’t break him by Juan A. Merced Jr., aka Ajamu I’m not an eloquent writer or speaker nor can I be placed in the same category as Khatari, W.L., George or Yogi. The purpose of my existence is to strive daily to ensure that our history will never again be […]

Exposing toxic work conditionz inside Texas Prisonz

by Keith “Malik” Washington and David “Chino” Martinez “Our current form of capitalism has no concept of right and wrong. It only recognizes what is profitable and what you can get away with. And when you have the government, the media, the military and the police on your payroll, you can get away with pretty […]

Photoz from Inside Jamaica’z Most Violent Slumz

This article originally appeared on VICE France. Serbian photographer Boogie lives in the United States, but one of his favorite places in the world is Jamaica. The island is beautiful, but it’s also an extremely violent place, with one of the highest murder rates in the world. Boogie went to Jamaica once to visit a […]

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of Amerika

“Maybe there are those whom can hear this. Being that white people are pointing out some of these issues. Include some of the pertinent information provided. In particular of what is said about Chicago in the ‘minority’ community. In the words of Charlette Iserbyt… How do you fight something if you don’t know what you’re […]