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Powerful Black Stories
11/01/2020

Powerful Black Stories

It's Jake From State Farm ! 😂🥰
#halloween2020 Source @ParisPapito on Twitter

Shaun King
04/10/2020
Shaun King

Shaun King

52-year-old Fate Winslow is serving a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. He's been there since 2008, when he was sentenced for selling $20 worth of pot to an undercover police officer.

“Today all the guards showed up to work with masks on to protect themselves from us, when it is us that needs protection from them,” Winslow writes. “We are not the ones that go in and out of the prison, but we’re being treated like we are the infected.”

Items from the commissary that might help him stay healthy during a COVD-19 outbreak are completely beyond reach on his salary. He makes 2 cents an hour, or 80 cents a week, cleaning dorms. He can’t afford to buy bottled water at the canteen, and has to use the water fountain—even though he says the guards have been instructed not to.

He says a call to a doctor costs $3, and if it’s an emergency, it costs $6.

NBC News
04/06/2020
NBC News

NBC News

1st federal inmate to die of coronavirus wrote heartbreaking letter to judge.

Innocence Project
03/27/2020
Innocence Project

Innocence Project

"I don't want the last faces I see to be those of the two cruel prison guards assigned to watch over me while I slip away," Jerry Metcalf, an incarcerated person, writes on The Marshall Project

Shaun King
03/12/2020
Shaun King

Shaun King

Incarcerated people have long been at higher risk of disease. But the coronavirus pandemic has exposed just how vulnerable people are when the state forces them to live in dangerous, unsanitary, overcrowded prisons. "A sentence of a day, a year, or even just an arrest can really mean a sentence to infection."

Shaun King
03/12/2020
Shaun King

Shaun King

In the jail in rural Hamblen County, Tennessee, advocates say dozens of people are forced to sleep on thin mats on the floor, often next to mold, and meet their attorneys in supply closets. The county uses a cash bail system, and the poverty rate is around 20 percent, which means that many legally innocent people cannot afford to buy their way out.

“It’s hard to describe the smell and the feelings you have when leaving the jail. If a shelter kept dogs this way, it would be shut down.”

Stop internet
03/06/2020

Stop internet

Powerful Black Stories
02/29/2020

Powerful Black Stories

Lisa Bonet and her daughter Zoe Kravitz!🥰

TheGrio
02/27/2020
TheGrio

TheGrio

A Pennsylvania inmate has spent more than a year in solitary confinement because he refuses to cut his dreadlocks.

Innocence Project
02/20/2020
Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Nathan Myers was wrongfully incarcerated for 43 years. Arrested at the age of 18, he says he never had a chance to do anything with his life because of his wrongful conviction.

Breakfast Club
02/13/2020
Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Jennifer Hudson will pay her respects to Kobe Bryant at this weekend's All-Star Game. ✨

Cafe Momentum
02/13/2020
Cafe Momentum

Cafe Momentum

"The criminal justice system has been used as a tool to oppress the poor,” Rideau said. “We believe in disrupting systems of oppression."

Blackfulla Revolution
02/04/2020
Blackfulla Revolution

Blackfulla Revolution

“I was 11 when I was removed from my family and placed into the foster-care system. I was lying in bed in the night and saw the red and blue flashing lights. My dad said, ‘I’m so sorry bub, they’re coming to get you.’ There was a knock at the door and 12 police officers came into the house. They said, ‘Hug your dad one last time, you’re coming with us.’ It’s one of the only times I’ve seen him cry. The reason they gave for taking me was neglect, but it was really unconscious bias. I had a black dad and mum with mental health issues. We lived in social housing. Indigenous people are having their kids removed for being poor. Our kids are going from care to incarceration, and I refuse to be silent. We’re hurting, and we need to destroy this patriarchal ideology that is harming First Nations people and start healing. I’m studying law and social work because I want to be in a position of strength that allows me to lift my sisters and brothers when I’m rising. We’re exceptional. Our lives matter. Black lives matter.”

Clarion Ledger
01/04/2020
Clarion Ledger

Clarion Ledger

"These are people's sons, fathers, brothers. It's really sad ... Something needs to change in the system."

Ex-Felon Opens First Ever Black Owned Barbershop Inside A Walmart - Photo
12/31/2019
Ex-Felon Opens First Ever Black Owned Barbershop Inside A Walmart - Photo

Ex-Felon Opens First Ever Black Owned Barbershop Inside A Walmart - Photo

Where there is a will there is a way and Shaun is a living example of this saying. Shaun “Lucky” Corbett, a 40-year-old ex-felon from Charlotte, North Carolina, turned barber and entrepreneur, opened his own barbershop called Da Lucky Spot Barbershop. Located inside a Walmart store, as the first...

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
12/31/2019
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Reforms are being discussed to cap the prices on intrastate calls charged by the two largest inmate calling services.

The Black Union
11/06/2019
The Black Union

The Black Union

This Dad Helps Fathers Coming Out of Prison Get Back on Their Feet for Parenthood

http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/report-finds-more-discipline-are-at-the-intersection-of-race-and-disability?fbclid...
10/26/2019
Students of color with disabilities are being pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline, study finds

http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/report-finds-more-discipline-are-at-the-intersection-of-race-and-disability?fbclid=IwAR0-mkfnQsXXLGsVgTpVd9AkXMRLiokexe_bGJSPrvXldpfBTMF_fOsU8xw

Exclusionary discipline practices in K-12 schools—suspension, expulsion and other disciplinary actions that take a student away from the classroom—raise the chances that a student will repeat a grade, drop out or end up in the criminal justice system. And students of color who have disabilities ...

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 6pm
10/26/2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 6pm

Texas Moratorium Network
10/19/2019
Texas Moratorium Network

Texas Moratorium Network

Join us at 2 PM Saturday October 19 at the Texas Capitol to hear from the mother of Rodney Reed, as well as five death row exonerees from Witness to Innocence, plus family members of several people on Texas death row, including the family of Jeff Wood, Juan Balderas, Paul Storey, Ruben Guttierez, Louis Castro Perez, and others.

CBS News
10/12/2019
CBS News

CBS News

The state will completely phase out for-profit, private prisons and civil detention centers by 2028.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/06/18/new-york-to-become-first-state-to-be-completely-done-with-private-pr...
06/19/2019
New York Could Become First State To Be Completely Done With Private Prisons

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/06/18/new-york-to-become-first-state-to-be-completely-done-with-private-prisons/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie/#76616c657269

New York State has been leading the way in flexing its muscles with respect to the private prison industry. Let’s take a look at what these three policies in concert mean, and what may come next as Bill S5433 goes to the Assembly and ultimately the Governor for approval as soon as this week.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/06/18/new-york-to-become-first-state-to-be-completely-done-with-private-pr...
06/19/2019
New York Could Become First State To Be Completely Done With Private Prisons

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2019/06/18/new-york-to-become-first-state-to-be-completely-done-with-private-prisons/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie/#76616c657269

New York State has been leading the way in flexing its muscles with respect to the private prison industry. Let’s take a look at what these three policies in concert mean, and what may come next as Bill S5433 goes to the Assembly and ultimately the Governor for approval as soon as this week.

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