America’s Billboard Banksy

C-Note “they call him the Billboard Banksy.” San Jose, CA – “Look Up!” an art exhibition by California prison artist C-Note in the heart of Silicon Valley features Incarceration Nation, America’s Premier work of art on mass incarceration. “Look Up!” … Continue reading

Prison Art Exhibit During Pandemic

One artist found the Internet as a means to give an exhibition during the Covid pandemic. 1-Artist; 1-Subject; 21-Works is an online exhibition of one of the globe’s leading prison artists, Donald “C-Note” Hooker. It is an exhibition that goes … Continue reading

400 YEARS OF CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: Theme of 30th Anniversary Poetry Celebration

EBONY QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA

Califia, the Ebony Queen that Spanish Conquistador, Hernán Cortés, named the Spanish territory after, now known as California, which translates to, “The land whete Black women live.” Continue reading

The Prisoner Press and the Power to Inspire

In the winter of 2016, California prisoner, Donald “C-Note” Hooker, received local and national press (People), for his participation in the play he starred and co-wrote, Redemption In Our State of Blues. In the spring of 2016, he participated in … Continue reading

30-Days After Release, Prisoner Holds Fundraiser

Six years in the federal prison system and 18 years in the most notoriously violent prisons in the California prison system, this August saw the release of Min. King, William E. Brown a k a Pyeface. For those who do … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Told Through the Voice of the Prisoner-Artist

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. In five days it brought 60 inches of rain and damaged or destroyed 300,000 buildings. At the time, images were reporting residents of assisted living homes in waist-high water. But what was … Continue reading Continue reading

Imprisoned Poet Heard CALL to End Mass Incarceration

University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s, CALL, Connecting Art and Law for Liberation, gave voice to incarcerated poets Continue reading

"Black Migration"

“Black Migration”, Theme of Poetry Celebration

EVENT: 29th Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry
THEME: Black Migration
DATE: February 2nd, 2019
TIME: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Oakland Public Library, West Oakland Branch, Multi-Purpose Room
1801 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-7352
CONTACT: Oakland Public Library, West Oakland Branch (510) 238-7352; or
Wanda Sabir (510) 255-5579, info@wandaspicks.com Continue reading

God Is A Woman

God Is A Woman is one of the many literary works by prisoners hoping to be published in the 57th issue of the Columbia Journal. Founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing … Continue reading

“No More Massacres,” How Solutions to America’s Gun Violence Can Be Found In It’s Prisons

No More Massacres is a collaborative work of art, between imprisoned poet Darryl Burnside, and the world’s most prolific prisoner-artist Donald “C-Note” Hooker [1]. Imprisoned for life at 16, Burnside had been greatly affected watching year after year, teens and … Continue reading