In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,
“The number of Blacks in jails, prisons, and reformatories of the United States, the British West Indian and other colonies and countries, the protectorates and dominions of Great Britain and France in Africa, is shamefully in excess, proportionately, of all other race groups to the populations.” — Marcus Garvey
Though she may represent it so, the Prison-Industrial Complex is not new. Michelle Alexander calls it “The New Jim Crow” when it’s the same old Jim Crow. A continued slavery by African people. We as a people need to learn how to gain a restorative consciousness. This is why we visit African Blood Siblings Community Centers instead of Riverside Church. We need to build for ourselves.
Michelle Alexander to visit NYC
Edited by Onitaset Kumat
Age of Colorblindness
The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow presents:
Author Michelle Alexander
Support work to end mass incarceration and the emergence of the New Jim Crow! Become part of a movement, and refuse to be silent and inactive!
Round table panel discussion with Ms. Alexander to follow, with panelists Glenn Ford (Black Agenda
Report), Annette Dickerson (Center for Constitutional Rights), Gabriel Sayegh (Drug Policy Alliance),
Neil Franklin (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), and Tina Reynolds (WORTH), moderated by
Glenn Martin (David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy)
**This half day conference will feature an art exhibit, film, resource information tables, Q & A, book signing and VIP reception.
At the historic Riverside Church
Saturday, May 21
490 Riverside Drive (enter between 120th and 122nd St. on Claremont Ave)
Manhattan, New York 10027
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public”
From her recent article:
“*There are more African Americans under correctional control today — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.
*As of 2004, more African American men were disenfranchised (due to felon disenfranchisement laws) than in 1870, the year the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, prohibiting laws that explicitly deny the right to vote on the basis of race.
* A black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery. The recent disintegration of the African American family is due in large part to the mass imprisonment of black fathers.
*If you take into account prisoners, a large majority of African American men in some urban areas have been labeled felons for life. (In the Chicago area, the figure is nearly 80%.) These men are part of a growing undercaste — not class, caste — permanently relegated, by law, to a second-class status. They can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits, much as their grandparents and great-grandparents were during the Jim Crow era.”
Certainly check out her interviews and articles available on the internet.
Grievances — Our Grievances
The Freedom Party and ABS — Political Parties
Of Despising the Minstrel – Music ethics
Letter from Merilan — Film Purposes
“The Blacks Imprisoned” by Marcus Garvey — Yesterday’s Prison-Industrial-Complex