How Covid Impacts Prison Art Exhibits

During calendar year 2020 in the United States, the Coronavirus pandemic has shut down Prison Art exhibits, as well as, Prison Art book promotions. Unlike running an errand to the grocery store with a wish list, some written, some created … Continue reading

“Spoken Floz,” Prisoners Retake Over of Hip Hop

Prisoners through Spoken Floz, a Rap hybird, want to reassert their place as the orginators of Hip Hop’s Rap. Hip Hop is in the reporting sphere of Darealprisonart. We are a subsidiary of Artist Social Network, and its flagship in … 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

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

The Voice of Michael Brown Lives On in the Neo Jim Crow Art Movement

At the turn of the century, a young civil rights attorney saw a Northern California poster that read, “THE DRUG WAR IS THE NEW JIM CROW.” Ten years later, she would publish her seminal work, The New Jim Crow: Mass … 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

UCLA’S Spring Art Festival, Renewal CALL to End Mass Incarceration.

CALL: “Connecting Art and Law for Liberation,” University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s inaugural Spring art fair, brings a fresh renewal to philanthropist Agnes Gund’s ideal to end mass incarceration through art. 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

WOULD ARETHA HAVE RENDERED, THIS IMPRISONED, BLACK POET’S RENDITION, OF “MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE”?

In 2017, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus, Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee stated, “Mass incarceration is the Civil Rights of our time.” Would 20th century civil rights activists Aretha Franklin had lent her voice to the 21st century version of “My Country Tis of Thee,” whose opening stanza is “My Country, is Still not Free”? Continue reading