Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition Responds to Gov. Tate Reeves’ Announcement of Parchman Unit 29 Closure

Full Statement Via MS Prison Reform Coalition: Last Friday, we held a rally at the State Capitol attended by over 600 people to demand that our elected representatives shut down Parchman and enact prison system reforms. Yesterday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that the state will be closing the notoriously inhumane Parchman Unit 29, where multiple deaths have occurred in the last month alone.  While we are hopeful that Gov. Reeves will follow through with this promise, we can not ignore the fact that he failed to provide a detailed plan…

Video: The Video Appears to show Another Day, Another MDOC Death #MSPrisonReformNow

In the early Sunday Morning Hours we received a video purporting to show another man who appeared to not be breathing or moving and who the men on the video stated was dead. They banged on the windows attempting to get the attention of guards stating that the man had been laying unresponsive for hours. Over $345 million is spent on MDOC each year by taxpaying citizens of the state of Mississippi and in less than a month this would be the 11th reported death with other injuries and possible…

My Survival Story: Formerly Incarcerated in MDOC’s Hell, I Know The Reasons We Must Fight For Change

In 2012, despite the wonderful places I thought my life would go, I ended up in prison and how I got there is just as important as what I experienced, but that would require an entirely separate series of articles. Upon entering prison you realize a few things – that no one is safe, that your life no longer matters, and that no one can hear you scream. I entered on a hot day and smelled the feces and dirty bodies upon entering the zone. Temps in the summertime at…

Letter From A Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 91st Birthday Black With No Chaser Presents “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” Republished in Its Entirety “Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]” 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little…

Black Greeks on a Mission to Save the Detroit Honey Bee Population by Turning Vacant Lots Into Urban Bee Farms.

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, later enabling fertilization and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind. So how does pollen get from one flower to another? Well…flowers have to rely on vectors to move pollen. These vectors can include wind, water, birds, insects, butterflies, bats, and other animals that visit flowers. We call animals or insects that transfer pollen from plant to plant “pollinators”. Honey Bees Are Pollinators. Crop yield…