Go to Bay View for an explosion of hope: Free the prisoners! House the homeless!

What are you doing during lockdown? We’re thinking revolution, and we invite you to join us. Yes, COVID-19 is a dire threat; 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic. And yes, we have the best opportunity that Willie … 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

Stanford University Provides Lecture on Art Made Behind America’s Prison Walls.

On Thursday, January 16th, on the campus of Stanford University’s Oshman Hall, in the McMurtry Building, from 5:30 pm, to 7:00 pm, will be a lecture from Rutgers University Professor, Nicole Fleetwood. Her lecture is a part of Stanford’s Department … 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

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