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Thoughts on Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing

Sergio Hyland

What’s up everybody, it’s Uptown Serg, and these are my thoughts on the Derek Chauvin sentencing. As a human rights activist who came into being while incarcerated, my natural inclination is to approach the fight… Full Transcript

I Can’t Breathe (We Are All George Floyd)

Khalfani Malik Khaldun

My name is Khalfani Malik Khaldun. I am calling from Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. This is my cry of support [], in celebration [] for George Floyd; power to the people and all those that… Full Transcript

How Do You Fight an Unjust Racist System?

Dontie Mitchell

How do you fight an unjust and racist system? Definitely not by being their good nigga. How do you find an unjust and racist system that uses the power of the state to grind people… Full Transcript

When Good People Do Nothing, Tyranny Reigns

Dontie Mitchell

When good people do nothing, tyranny reigns. Let us analyze why people are looting and rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death. It’s because people lose respect for law when the very people responsible… Full Transcript

Phone Wars 4: Organizing Against Mass Incarceration

Dontie Mitchell

Organizing against mass incarceration. I was reading the interview of Ruth Wilson Gilmore, who I never heard of until now. She wrote a book entitled “Golden Gulag,” which analyzes the buildup of the California prison… Full Transcript

A Message to Black, Brown, and Poor People in Age of COVID-19

Dontie Mitchell

A message to Black, Hispanic, and poor people in this age of COVID-19 from Mfalme Sikivu, Executive Minister of UFD. Here we are, in 2020, still faced with the reality of racism and classism. The… Full Transcript

My New Message to No New Jails

Dontie Mitchell

My new message to No New Jails. I did a previous commentary about the organization called No New Jails, NYC, which is a grassroots campaign committed to closing Rikers Island. Now, without building new jails… Full Transcript

Free Dontie Mitchell: More Clemency

Dontie Mitchell

“#FreeDontieMitchell: More Clemency.” Once again, Governor Cuomo has passed me over for clemency, and many other deserving men and women who have more than paid their debt to society, but have been in prison excessively… Full Transcript