Afrikanz on the Geechie Islandz struggle for self-determination

by Nkashama Sankofa Africans who live on the Gullah or Geechie Islands are being forcibly removed from their homes by crooked colonial politicians and parasitic capitalists in favor of hotels resorts and golf courses. These Africans­––known as Geechie people by many­­––are the descendants of Africans from West and Central Africa who were enslaved and forced […]

All Hate Iz NOT Equal

When Donald Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty in the case of the Central Park 5—five Black and Brown teenagers (in the case involving the brutal beating and rape of a female jogger)—even before they were convicted, this was fomenting hate. And when he has […]

The politikz of oppression

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Most presidential elections concentrate on the candidates – their views, positions and, perhaps more importantly, their persona. Of course, we don’t really know these people, but thanks to modern communications, we think we do. They are, in reality, familiar strangers. We see them in commercials or on televised interviews. But the real […]

Decarcerate Louisiana for sustainable economiez

by Ronald Brooks Greetings, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, We are freedom fighters incarcerated at Angola State Prison and are moving to build our organization Decarcerate Louisiana. We’re advocating for community reinvestment and not more funding into the military, police institutions, jails and prison construction. We believe in sustainable economies, strong local communities, and that a […]

Introducing Uncle Du, SF Bay View’z new comic strip!

by Ruben Beltran Thank you for the opportunity to share my work with an audience that will appreciate it. You had me there for a minute. When I opened the envelope and saw the samples I sent you along with my letter, my heart sank. I thought, “Oh, no! They didn’t like it.” Once I […]

Tactics for Dealing with Correctional Officerz

by a Washington prisoner                                permalink   Currently on a day to day we are faced with dealing with situations that are not part of our sentence. For me I have to decide what approach or tactics I can use dealing […]

From Cop to Anti-Imperialist

by an Alabama prisoner                  permalink I recently received my first issue of Under Lock & Key (52). I must say that your cause is a noble one. From 2009 to 2013 I was a police officer with the Birmingham Police Department here in Alabama. I got into […]

I tried my best to encourage the brotherz to stand up

by Brandon Stevenson Thank you for the great and mighty work that you brothers and sisters are doing and have been doing spreading education and information to our people. I love the Bay View. You all keep it real and do not sugarcoat ANYTHING relevant to the people. A call for a national work stoppage […]