The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison

The Industrial Workers of the World is calling for a nationwide prison strike in September. By Mike Elk Inmates on the Gwinnett County, Georgia, work crew cut grass off Highway 124. (AP Photo / Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives […]

Carla Hughes Waz Framed!

  Carla Hughes is a former public school teacher with a Master’s degree in education. Carla was framed, tried and convicted of capital murder. Carla is also a victim of Dr. Steven Hayne’s testimony. Dr. Hayne was the subject of “The Innocence Project’s Formal Records Request to Determine how much Hayne used state labs for […]

Who’z behind unpaid prison labor in Texas?

by Aaron Cantú Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and provide services for free, are connected to some of the richest and most powerful institutions and people in the state. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice, which oversees Texas […]

“Negro” by Langston Hughez

I am a Negro: Black as the night is black, Black like the depths of my Africa. I’ve been a slave: Caesar told me to keep his door-steps clean. I brushed the boots of Washington. I’ve been a worker: Under my hand the pyramids arose. I made mortar for the Woolworth Building. I’ve been a […]

Exit the Dragon Episode 1

From a komrade behind the wallz (gulag) of North Amerikkka. Live Interview from behind the Wall, Mississippi. On this live interview, Kilaika Baruti speaks with Brother Darius, who shares with us true accounts of his life before prison and what life is like for him and other Afrikan men being held at facilities in Mississippi. […]

With no more cotton to pick, what will Amerika do with 40 million Black people?

by Phillip Jackson What will America do with 40 million Black Americans now that there is no more cotton to pick? Even in states like Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, Black people are no longer involved in the planting, growing or harvesting of cotton. Nowadays these tasks are performed by White and Latino men and women. […]

Carla Hughes Was Framed In the State Of Mississippi

  Carla Hughes is a former public school teacher with a Master’s degree in education. Carla was framed, tried and convicted of capital murder in the death of Avis Banks and her unborn child. Carla is a victim of Dr. Steven Hayne’s testimony. Dr. Hayne was the subject of “The Innocence Project’s Formal Records Request […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The Blues are born from the Afrikan Amerikan culture Paramount Stars, 1925 Date: Tue, 1890-01-14 On this date we focus on Blues music in America. Technically, as a musical style the Blues are characterized by expressive pitch inflections (blue notes), a three-line textual stanza, and a 12-measure form. Typically the first two and a half […]

Amy Buckley in Mississippi prison: I will not give up until I receive the medical care I deserve

by Amy Buckley On July 18, 2014, I was told to pack and was transferred to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Miss. Since I was not informed as to why I was being transferred, I have surmised that it was for medical purposes because I had abnormal results on some recent lab work. I […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Race riot in Mississippi Date: Wed, 1875-09-01 *On this date in 1875, White Democrats attacked Republicans at Yazoo City, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White supremacy in the aftermath of the Civil War. Southern defeat and Reconstruction gave Blacks more freedom and nearly all Whites resented the change. The result of […]