5 Women Quarantined and Left w/o Food, Water, Medicine and Staff Support in Mississippi Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five women have been reported as quarantined in Quick Bed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF). The women have been left without food, water, medicine such as insulin and medical staff support. The guards on duty have placed garbage bags over the windows and cameras preventing the women from reaching out for help. The women are relying on the guards’ good mercy and capacity to come and check on them. This information was received from a loved one of a woman that was placed in quarantine.…

Wake Up: Black Trans Lives Matter

Bree Black, Merci Mack, Monika Diamond, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, and Summer Taylor. The list of names can go on, but these are 8 names out of, at least, 21 transgender or gender non-conforming people who have been fatally shot or killed by other forms of violence. All of these people are Black, and majority of the names on the list so far are Black transgender women. This has been an ongoing issue in our community, with 2019 having at least 27 deaths. Why are we so…

Happy “Frederick Douglass Said F*ck Your Independence Day” Day

On July 5th, 1852, almost 13 years before slavery was completely abolished in this country, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in the Founding Fathers’ ideals. OK, so he didn’t exactly make the speech on July 4th, but he was shitting on July 4th up and down the speech, so we celebrating the speech today, gawd dammit. The speech by the world renowned abolitionist started off somewhat cordial. He acknowledged America (even though he referred to Independence Day…

#BlackLivesMatter: A Trending Hashtag or a Civil Revolution

The black community has always faced criticism when speaking out about the oppressive forces we face in the world. Yet, the music we make, the art and fashion trends we create, and the slang that originated within our communities are heavily used amongst our critics. After the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter Movement was founded the following year by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. From the very beginning, this civil rights movement has been condemned by people who say they do not want…

Video: Dave Chappelle Speaks Candidly about George Floyd- Police Brutality, Uprising in special conversation – “8:46”

Last night around midnight, Dave Chappelle released a special that aired on Netflix’s Comedy YouTube channel entitled “8:46.” This number has become synonymous with the amount of time that Derek Chauvin forcefully placed his knee on the neck of George Floyd as Floyd plead for his life ultimately succumbing to injuries sustained from Chauvin’s chokehold. While Chappelle is quite possibly the most important comedian of this generation as it relates to police brutality, race, observation, and thoughtfulness – To be frank this conversation was not comedy. And why should it…