Water at Massachusetts Prison Under Scrutiny from Prisoners, Social

Water at Massachusetts Prison Under Scrutiny from Prisoners, Advocates, Public AgenciesWhen Wayland Coleman, a prisoner at MCI-Norfolk in Massachusetts, stepped out of the shower last year he noticed something strange. It was as if the towel he used to dry himself was, in his words, “used to wipe dirt off the floor.” “I don’t know […]

Here’z what really happenz after a state fully legalizez marijuana (Detailz)

Legal marijuana is the best thing to happen to the economy. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the hard numbers. As it stands right now, eight states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state) and Washington, DC have laws on the books legalizing marijuana for recreational use. California, Maine, […]

State Supreme Court Rulez Black Men Justified in Running from Copz — Fleeing Police Not Suspiciouz

  A state supreme court has now ruled black men have every reason to run from the cops — and their fleeing cannot be considered a suspicious act. According to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, because black men have a legitimate reason to run from police, thus, fleeing should not be deemed […]

When the prisonerz were in charge

  Mer Stevens reviews a book about the hidden history of a prisoners’ uprising at Walpole State Prison in Massachusetts. September 11, 2008   WHEN THE Prisoners Ran Walpole is the story of an uprising that put inmates in charge of a prison facility and shook the Massachusetts criminal justice system to its core. REVIEW: […]

Thurs. Nov 27, 2014 National Day of Mourning

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th –  National Day of Mourning 2014 Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. thanksgiving holiday. For many Native Americans this holiday is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, […]

Black August: Blackz arrive az slavez august 1.1619

1600 – 1699 Slavery was the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its origins in the Americas predates the settlement of colonial Virginia in the 1600s. Although the system existed throughout the American colonies, it developed primarily in the South and as an institution was never totally integrated into the American society. Yet, the psychological […]

SWAT Teams Claim ‘Corporate’ Exemption From Public Scrutiny

  ACLU hits brick wall after issuing public records requests for information about deadly force, incident reports, and more. – Sarah Lazare, staff writer SWAT Team (Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation / Flickr Creative Commons)Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of tax payer-funded police and sheriffs in Massachusetts claim they are immune […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Date: Tue, 1845-04-29 *It was on this date in 1845, Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris Jr. contracted their law firm and became the first Blacks to practice law in America. They opened their practice on May 3rd of that year in Massachusetts. Reference: Black First: 2,000 years of extraordinary achievement by Jessie Carney […]

No Thankz to Thanksgiving

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited — and condoned — by the very men we idolize as our ‘heroic’ founding fathers. November 27, 2013  | One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of […]

United Amerikan Indianz of New England az they mark the 44th National Day of Mourning

This year once again Lakou NY calls on the community to join us as we travel to Plymouth, Massachusetts to stand with the United American Indians of the New England as they mark the 44th National Day of Mourning on the day many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Many of us who celebrate Thanksgiving and eat turkey […]