Good men, not worst of the worst

by Johnny Aguilar We are coming up on three years since the End of All Hostilities with all races has been implemented. I am feeling mighty proud for this historic mark in history that has no doubt seized the moment and put an end to more than 20-30 years of hostilities between different groups. I […]

Revolutionary eulogy by Texas Chicano POW-politikal prisoner Alvaro Luna Hernandez for Komrade Brother Hugo ‘Yogi Bear’ Pinell

by Alvaro Luna Hernandez Power to the people! Power to our fallen Comrade Brother Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell! We were saddened by the news that Yogi was murdered last Wednesday, Aug. 12, during an alleged “prison riot” at a Sacramento maximum security prison, after Yogi’s recent release from decades in solitary confinement in the California […]

The Heroic Guerilla

Scream! Scream! Scream! About that man Who threatened the fires of hell. Stalk forward Bronze Dragon. Breathe pits of fire To melt the molted bars of slavery. Conquer concrete walls With courageous conviction. Teach us the art of raging, Heroic Guerrilla. Copyright 2008, Tolbert Small

Effectz of Solitary Confinement

Here is a link to a short video of clips of 4 plaintiffs in the California Prisoner lawsuit testifying at their depositions: Ashker, Redd, Franco and Reyes. They as a prisoner class, include anyone who has been held more than 10 years in isolation. These men also organized prisoners throughout California to engage in hunger […]

Review of “Writing on the Wall”

By Jennifer Black Edited by Johanna Fernandez with an electrifying foreword by Cornel West, Writing on the Wall is Abu- Jamal’s 8th book.  Following in the tradition of Live from Death Row, it is destined to become another classic tome in the canon of Prison Literature and Mumia’s broad reaching political commentary produced from the bowels of the […]

When Police Decide What Teacherz Can Teach

Photo by Bob Bob by David Love As the nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks reform of a criminal justice system that preys upon communities of color, law enforcement are increasingly attempting to quell protest and political dissent. Exhibit A: The case of Marylin Zuniga. Zuniga, a public school teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange […]

7 Wayz to Turn Your Anger Over Sandra Bland Into Action In Support of Incarcerated (and Formerly Incarcerated) Black Women

by Desiree Stevens The funneling of black children through the school-to-prison pipeline is a dangerous trend that pervades society. As a result, black people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the prison population. For young black girls, the reality is that we make the largest growing demographic of incarcerated people in the U.S. With […]

The legacy lives on: Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard carriez the message to San Diego youth

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard I am one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party and was a member for eight years. Some of the important rewards about being a former member of the Black Panther Party include opportunities to pass on our history and legacy to the next generations and to learn […]