Goals of California participants in National Hunger Strike

  by United KAGE Brothers William E. Brown, Terryance Smith, Anthony Rivas, Repurt Roe and Jay Burton “Don’t be shocked when I say that I was in prison. You’re still in prison. That’s what America means: prison.” – Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots” Revolutionary greetings! We come before you all in warrior spirit striving […]

The Urgency of a Third Reconstruction

Left to right: Radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens; an African-American soldier in the Union Army; abolitionist Frederick Douglass,   The ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 9, 1868 was a turning point in United States history. Arriving at the height of Reconstruction, the amendment marked the first time the U.S. Constitution explicitly addressed the question […]

How the Black Panthers Inspired California’s Strict Gun Laws

BY THAD MORGAN Two members of the Black Panther Party are met on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967, by Police Lt. Ernest Holloway, who informs them they will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they cause no trouble and do not disturb the peace. (Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty […]

Custer died for their sinz

by Kevin Cooper Gen. George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) paid the ultimate price for the sins of certain white people of his time who committed damn near every type of crime against humanity upon the indigenous peoples of this country. So much so that many different tribes of indigenous peoples came together, some who were sworn […]

*Press Alert* Millionz for Prisonerz March for Human Rightz

Contact: iamWE Prison Advocacy Network P.O. Box 58201 Raleigh NC 27658 Contact: Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), a committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 816-866-3808, iwoc@riseup.net Learn more at http://www.iamweubuntu.com January 25, 2017 The Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: Section 1. Slavery prohibited. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, […]

Sitawa: Exiting solitary confinement – and the gamez CDCr playz

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa It is very important that you all clearly understand the depth of human torture to which I was subjected for 30-plus years by CDCr and CCPOA.* The torture was directed at me and similarly situated women and men prisoners held in Cali­fornia’s solitary confinement locations throughout CDCr, with the approval and […]

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 […]

Strike the punishment clause from the 13th Amendment

by Sergio Hyland Jalil Muntaqim’s recent article in the San Francisco Bay View, “The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration,” August 2016, underscores the importance of striking the “punishment clause” in the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which legalizes slavery for those human beings convicted of committing a crime. Strike the […]

Slavery In Amerika — Never Abolished, Just Refurbished

Antonio J. Newel The following article is entirely the opinion of Antonio J. Newell and does not reflect the views of the Inquisitr. Slavery abolished? Not at all. If you only read one thing today, this should be it. Here, you’ll learn how slavery has perpetually existed through a loophole you might have overlooked — […]

TIME TO UNRAVEL AN AMERICAN TRADITION: THE PATTERN OF BLACK VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY

We know that the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act in 2010 has led to voter suppression if not downright disenfranchisement of people of color. But this is only the latest round of a repeating pattern of Supreme Court rulings and legislative action to disenfranchise people of color. The latest attempts to deprive black […]