‘TDCJ placed me in harm’z way because I spoke out in reference to the extreme heat’

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Greetings, brothers and sisters. This year in Texas we have seen a marked increase in the exposure of heinous acts of abuse and mis­treatment perpetrated by state employees who work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Behind the scenes, the prisoners responsible for this massive movement to combat injustice have […]

Texas Deniez Prisonerz All Access to Paper and Envelopez

by a Texas prisoner April 2015 permalink I’m writing because here in Texas the legislature or some “committee” got the bright idea to forbid prisoners the ability to purchase stationary materials (which consist of: writing paper, typing paper, envelopes of all kinds, and carbon paper) from outside vendors. This really is felt by those who […]

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 […]

There iz power in unity!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Revolutionary greetings, comrades and allies. “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed” is a Steve Biko quote favored by Comrade George Jackson, member of the original Black Panther Party. Comrades, for many months here in Texas, Comrade Rashid, our minister of defense, […]

Dallas: armed demo in solidarity with Ferguson

Taking advantage of Texas’ open carry law, a gun club named after one of the founders of the Black Panther Party marched in Dallas on Wednesday to protest against police brutality, KTXA-TV reported. Around two dozen members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club carried rifles and red, black and green flags as they marched […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The “Brownsville Affair” occurs U.S. Armys 167th Infantry (1906) Date: Tue, 1906-08-14 *The “Brownsville Affair” of 1906 is remembered on this date. This was a racial incident from tensions between whites in Brownsville, Texas and Black infantrymen in the U.S. Army stationed at nearby Fort Brown. The soldiers had been subjected to racial discrimination since […]

Texas Prisonz Kill People with Heat

by USW88 of United Struggle from Within     permalink “The mission of the Institutional Division is to provide safe and appropriate confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of adult felons, and to effectively manage or administer correctional facilities based on constitutional and statutory standards” – Texas Government Code 494.001 For those of us housed within […]

The Federal Marijuana Ban Iz Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans, who were associated with marijuana use at the time. This racially freighted history lives on in current […]

Houston needz a civilian review board – but Texas needz much more!

  by Keith H. Washington, bka Comrade Malik, NABPP Prison Chapter For the past four years, community activists and civil rights leaders in the Houston area have been fighting hard to establish a civilian review board with prosecutorial power over local police. The board would oversee the activities of a Houston Police Department which has […]