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Michigan Prisons are Intentional Death Traps

By: Jerry Metcalf (A contributing writer for both the Marshal Project and PrisonWriters) Well, we managed to go three weeks without a prisoner being infected with Covid-19 at our Michigan correctional facility, which was a milestone. Though, there were several guards who tested positive in that time period. And, of course, half of the guards […]

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LIFE

Name: Ahjamu Khalifah BarutiSlave Name: Richard Lee CarterHostage no#:178539 Life is—-about making decisions, and the more knowledge (information) that we obtain the better decisions we will make.Life is a—-gift—accept it.Life is a challenge—-meet it.Life is an adventure—-dare it.Life is a duty—-perform it.Life is a sorrow—overcome it.Life is a tragedy—-face it.Life is a mystery—-unfold it.Life is […]

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Historic Black Leaders

By: Charles X To say that I’ve been influenced by just one of our Historic Black Leaders would be an incorrect statement. All of them have played intimate roles in inspiring me and shaping me into the man that I am today. Each Leader led in his own way and fashion. Even though the message […]

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COVID-19 vs. Killer Joe

By: D. Ismel Newsome El #149982 I’ve stomped prison yards, For over 43 years; Made my bones, Thru blood, sweat and tears. I’ve seen the baddest S.O.B.s, Come and go; But the meanest M.F., Was Killer Joe. I saw Joe take down six, They all had knives; Notices sent out, To next of kin and […]

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Inspiration From the Lives of Two Black Literary Giants

By: J.C. Riley #288310 This Black History Month I would like to direct our attention to two people whose work helped mold my perception of myself and where I fit in the world around me. These two wonderful Black Authors are Dr. Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannon, lovingly called Doc Ben, and the beautifully expressive spirit, Octavia […]

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My Grandfather

By: Frank L. Adams #427391 My Grandfather Smith Milfred Moore was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on March 8th, 1921 and he passed away on December 5th, 2007. He was the perfect example of what a man is supposed to be. He moved from down south to Saginaw, Michigan when he was like 16 and he […]

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A LOOK FORWARD

By: D. Newsome El #149982 ***July 22, 2022*** “BREAKING NEWS” Vaccine Skepticism Kills Millions! Millions of African Americans die after refusing Vaccines that would have prevented the onset and spread of Covid-19. Fear and vaccine skepticism among African Americans was by no means unjustified. In the early 1930’s, hundreds of African American men were inoculated […]

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Knowledge About Marcus M. Garvey

By: Charles A. Jackson Bey #600271 Marcus Garvey was a man who had a vision to see the Asiatic race operating at our fullest potential, he was born August 17th in the year 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay on the Island of Jamaica. As a young man growing up in Jamaica, he left school at […]

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Master Fard Muhammad

By: Darius-X (Lewis) First I would like to start my letter off by saying peace be upon you all. Writing on this blog has really given me confidence in my expression and writing. The African people who have inspired or influenced my change and growth are none other than Master Fard Muhammad “God in Person”, […]

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Black History – Who Influenced My Growth and Change?

By: Deshawn Crenshaw #270497 PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753-1784) Kidnapped from Africa at 6 years of age, brought west, and placed on the auction block, the family that purchased her was The Wheatleys. Despite the hate, Phillis went on to thrive, became educated and began writing poetry. With only the above information on my Dear Sister, Known […]