Julia

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  • Dear Michael Lucas, I just read your blog "Warzone to warehouse" and I take my hat off to the clarity with which you are able to describe prison politics, prison life and your journey through it, after all these years. I want to share some thoughts with you on the ...
    on Warzone: To Warehouse by Michael Lucas Feb. 3, 2014
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    on Stay Suka Free by Ray Jones Feb. 14, 2014
  • Trevin, hello from the Netherlands. Thank you for sharing your story. I am curious about the quotation you put under your post, which reads: "The choice is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between violence and non-existence." Can you elaborate on that, what it means to you? Also, ...
    on A Black Child's Journey Thru Prison by Trevin Gamble Feb. 18, 2014
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I am curious about your last point, about prisons being communist training centers that even touch the guards, could you elaborate on that, why do you see it that way? Hope your well and in a good health, Julia
    on Hello World! (2/8/14) by William D. Linley (David) Feb. 22, 2014
  • Hi Michael, got your letter on the last day of april, just the day before my "job-interview". Awesome timing :) Thank you! I will answer soon, before next week. And also I will try to write in a way that you don't need your decoding skills :) Until then, all ...
    on Warzone: To Warehouse by Michael Lucas April 30, 2014
  • Hi Michael, I wish you a blessed Ramadan! Julia
    on Grow Up & Stand Up! by Michael Lucas June 23, 2014
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    on Intro. To The World by Shawn M. Barb Aug. 6, 2014
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    on Poems by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Aug. 6, 2014
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    on Hope Within by Patrick Rathsack Sept. 1, 2014
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. Thumb up on how you handled the situation. Have a good day! Julia
    on That Stupid Cat! by William D. Linley (David) Sept. 7, 2014
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. And I love the drawing. I hope you are fine, have a good day; Julia
    on Post Card by Pablo Piña Oct. 21, 2014
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    on Squats and Deadlifts: Learning to live with leg workouts by Michael Winsett Jan. 11, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. Nicely written, I wish you all the best! J
    on Reflections by Patrick Rathsack Jan. 15, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I worked on the transcription for your post. Keep on writing and I wish you a great day and still - happy new year. Best wishes Julia
    on Journal Entry (12/27/14) by Heather Alyce Dison Jan. 15, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post and epanded my english vocabulary by doingit.Thank you! Keep on writing! Julia
    on Cupped Darkness by Jesus Andrade Jan. 27, 2015
  • Dear Christopher, just came across your blog and signed your petition on change.org. It is a while ago you wrote for this blog, I wonder why you stopped? I wish you well, above all good health and freedom. Julia
    on Untitled by Christopher Trotter Jan. 28, 2015
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    on Christmas Day by Pablo Piña Jan. 31, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. Happy New Year to uou too. Julia
    on Compassion..... by Daniel Labbe Feb. 5, 2015
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    on Rember Me, Starting to Forget You by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Feb. 10, 2015
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    on My Mother, While We Were Both High by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Feb. 10, 2015
  • Hey, there is a BBC programme called "the super-rich and us". I saw the beginning of it and it touches the tax-reduction for the wealthy by Thatcher, etc. If I understand your last post well you are out of prison (congrats!) so maybe you can watch it. Julia
    on Tax the Rich by Kyle De Wolf Feb. 10, 2015
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    on Tired of Wanting by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Feb. 11, 2015
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    on Tired of Wanting by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Feb. 11, 2015
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    on PTS Counseling Group by William D. Linley (David) Feb. 12, 2015
  • Dear Kedrick, any news on your legal battle? I just came accross your blog. Hope your fine, Julia
    on Untitled by Kedrick Darrough March 2, 2015
  • Some facts about Suriname: Population - July 2014 estimate 573,311 GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate - Total $9.240 billion - Per capita $16,716 Official languages Dutch Recognised regional languages Sranan Tongo Creole Caribbean Hindi Javanese According to the 2012 census, Suriname had a population of 541,638 inhabitants.[2] It is made up ...
    on (Un) Suitable by Michael Lucas March 6, 2015
  • Slavery in Suriname was abolished by the Netherlands in 1863, but the slaves were not fully released until 1873, after a mandatory ten-year transition period during which time they were required to work on the plantations for minimal pay and without state-sanctioned discipline. As soon as they became truly free, ...
    on Ecumenit's Path to Islam by Michael Lucas March 6, 2015
  • hi kyle, two thoughts on your blog 1. prostitution is older than capitalism 2. "sexual intercourse should be an expression of love", that's a bit too romantic, isn't it? sexual intercourse is an expression of all kinds of things, not only love. have a nice day, julia
    on Anarchy And Prostitution by Kyle De Wolf March 12, 2015
  • Thank you for sharing!
    on I See Said The Blind Man As He Looked At His Hammer And Saw by Timothy J. Muise March 23, 2015
  • Dear Michael, just a small note to tell you that after posting my letter to you today, I got an email that I got a refund from the book I send to you - so it is not send. I dont know why. Another one is on its way from ...
    on Comment Response by Michael Lucas March 25, 2015
  • Beautiful! I especially like unconstrained anomaly and the first, blue one with no name on it. Thanks for sharing, Julia
    on Artwork by Nathaniel Lindell March 27, 2015
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    on Big Leagers by James Collins March 31, 2015
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    on Sisters by James Collins March 31, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. Hope you're fine, Daniel. X Julia
    on Strip Search Policy, Week Three by Daniel Gwynn April 16, 2015
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    on Strip Search Policy, Week Two by Daniel Gwynn April 16, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I had to think of this quote: “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is ...
    on It Blooms In The Dark by Robert Outman April 18, 2015
  • Hi Scot, just read your last post, is there any news to your case? I hope it works out as well as you can find a way to deal with this situation. Fingers crossed. Julia
    on Is This It? by Scot Pinkerton May 18, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post and hope this notice finds you well! Julia
    on Who/What/Where Is Home? by John (Jennifer) Gann May 19, 2015
  • Have a blessed and peaceful Ramadan, Michael! xx Ju
    on A Man In Master Of Self by Michael Lucas June 21, 2015
  • Thank you for sharing this, Robert. Ciao Ciao, Julia
    on Ignorance In Prison; Tolerate Or Defy? by Robert Pezzeca June 23, 2015
  • Dear Robert, thank you for your kind reply and quotes, I like it that you quote Erich Fromm. For your last post, two more quotes: There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. Charles de Montesquieu Laws ...
    on Fog Of Justice by Robert Outman July 7, 2015
  • Dear Perrie, thank you for your blog post. I just want to react to your last remark about Japan, not dwelling on the atomic bomb. I guess you are not aware of the atrocities committed by Japan, like lots of massacres in China leaving 10 million Chinese people (civil society) ...
    on From Within (Self Enhancement) by Perrie Thompson July 7, 2015
  • Dear Kekoa, thank you for your "real" story. I hope with the indeterminate SHU Term you are not refering to yourself? Take care, Julia
    on Real by Kekoa Maribusan July 25, 2015
  • Dear Kedrick, sorry for replying so late. When I got your message, I did check on the legislation session and it didn't look good. But I hope my research wasn't correct. Thank you for your invitation for direct correspondence. Unfortunately I do not have the capacity as i am already ...
    on Untitled by Kedrick Darrough July 25, 2015
  • Dear Timothy, thank you for your reply. I appreciate your advocacy work. I guess what is out of the eye of law is, among other stuff, indeed the effect of incarceration on family friends and community. We are not autonomous islands. Also, I think that Martin Luther King was right ...
    on I See Said The Blind Man As He Looked At His Hammer And Saw by Timothy J. Muise July 25, 2015
  • Thank you. Upski's on his way. Have a blessed day! Ju
    on A Man In Master Of Self by Michael Lucas Aug. 8, 2015
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    on Freedom and Censorship by Kyle De Wolf Sept. 23, 2015
  • Dear Joseph, I think there will always be the rotten apples. In my opinion, it is really the looking away of the rest that IS the problem. Not looking away would have personal consequences, and people chose to stay out of trouble instead of taking the risk of being bullied ...
    on Corrupt Police by Joseph Dickey Oct. 5, 2015
  • Hi Robert, this is a late answer but your post isnt up that long. You wondered if I am from the States or from Italy. I do not mean to be too rude but the world is even bigger than that. ;) I grew up in the South of Germany ...
    on Ignorance In Prison; Tolerate Or Defy? by Robert Pezzeca Nov. 1, 2015
  • Thanks for writing! I worked on the transcription for your post. Keep on writing and inspiring! Greetings & Peace Julia
    on Expectations by Edwin J. Hutchison Dec. 4, 2015
  • Dear Perrie, thank you for your reply, no apologies needed, we just have a different opinion on the matter... Keep on writing! :) Julia
    on From Within (Self Enhancement) by Perrie Thompson Dec. 4, 2015
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    on Vampire Blues; Snip; Give it to him by Roland F. Stoecker Jr March 26, 2016
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    on Thank God for timely correction! by Robert Russell March 26, 2016
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    on I'm Pro Choice by Quincy Young March 26, 2016
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    on Anatomy of a Zine by Byron Wilson April 1, 2016
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    on Hello! by Mischelle Wilburn April 13, 2016
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    on Unfound Love by Rechell Williams April 25, 2016
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    on Untitled by Antoine Murphy April 25, 2016
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I'll stay tuned. Julia
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson April 30, 2016
  • could you explain #6 one time? thanks, Julia
    on You Might Still Be Institutionalized If... by Eric Wilkes May 2, 2016
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    on Poetry, Prose & Condz Vol 2. by Byron Wilson May 25, 2016
  • :interview @Golgatha w/ piankhi This conversation is part two of a series of documentary styled inquiry and surveying of how a new generation of condemned youth gauge the state of the struggle. survey by: Xzyzst Responses by: Piankhi The Dialogue Key: Page: 1. The Tone 1 of 9 2. lil ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • (2) P So, it's obvious during that time when, "IT WAS ON", revolts everywhere, War, but for us now, I dont think it's always smart to go for the gun, as we are now seeing an enemy in different forms, Police, Justice System, Poverty etc... and a gun, in my ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • (3) P It was anger first because, I saw that, and the police just got away with it, I even had an uncle that got his teeth knocked out, and they was just getting away with it, I responded, fed up, opportunistic, all Bets was off, s I felt alot ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • (4) This aint for you. As boys we went outside to play, and at the High School age, we was still playing, but the games changed, because now the toy guns became real guns, real drugs, real blood exchange, real enemies, real niggaz and some real bitches, real police, and ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • (5) (8 of 9) Im not about telling people what thay need to do, so like I said before, Im like, if people are already entrigued enough to go to betweenthebars.org, or have one of our prisoner zines fall into their lap, then we offer an unique perspective from where ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • Hi Byron, you are right, this post was filed under interview, when I click on it, two blogs come up: May 5, 2016 @Golgotha w/ Joe and April 18, 2016 @Golgotha w/ piankhi I hope that was the information you needed. Have a good day as well as the collective, ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson May 29, 2016
  • 1 Poetry, Prose & Condz Vol, 2. I interviewed Piankhi at the official release of the Write Or Die Zine Project issue #6, known as "Petry, Prose & Conz". During the interview, I asked Piankhi if He wanted to put out a vol,2 of PP&C, what would he do different, ...
    on Poetry, Prose & Condz Vol 2. by Byron Wilson June 5, 2016
  • (Why not) So, why not produce a Live Poetry Slam for the First time in deathrow history, and invite a small group of Prison officials that was instrumental in Re-instating the Poetry group, why not invite the Prison's SQ News Paper to report on it, why not record the live ...
    on Poetry, Prose & Condz Vol 2. by Byron Wilson June 5, 2016
  • 5 (Keepin it pushin) I do this work because I love and respect this project and the young man that introduced me to his vision. One Stanley "Tookie" Williams writing for youth to live, in a safer world needed to be amplified by the new generation that He walked the ...
    on Poetry, Prose & Condz Vol 2. by Byron Wilson June 5, 2016
  • Dear Jennifer Johnson, in response to your article about transgender bathrooms, I want to quote an article that is about this sex offender fright: (Time magazine, june 2, title: Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom ‘Predators’ Argument Is a Red Herring) It’s become a common refrain in recent months: Allowing transgender ...
    on Solve Transgender Bathroom Conflict by Jennifer Johnson June 7, 2016
  • The nation’s leading organizations dedicated to stopping violence against women signed a letter saying that this argument is a myth. “These initiatives utilize and perpetuate the myth that protecting transgender people’s access to restrooms and locker rooms endangers the safety or privacy of others,” the letter states. “As rape crisis ...
    on Solve Transgender Bathroom Conflict by Jennifer Johnson June 7, 2016
  • Studies show transgender people are more likely to be victims. “What is really unacceptable,” says HRC’s Oakley, “is we’re pinning [these fears] on people who are, in fact, themselves incredibly vulnerable in bathrooms.” In a study from UCLA’s Williams Institute, nearly 70% of transgender people said they had experienced verbal ...
    on Solve Transgender Bathroom Conflict by Jennifer Johnson June 7, 2016
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    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson June 7, 2016
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    on NGR Prologue by Byron Wilson June 10, 2016
  • NGR Prologue File @Papyrus Collective Group Welcome to NGR,a different direction, and take on the multitude of unique topics and situations that a New Generation is Rising from through effective dialogue and action oriented solution based ideas. Here, you'll see The N-Word viewed from angles intentionally and defiantely non-politically correct, ...
    on NGR Prologue by Byron Wilson June 10, 2016
  • (1 of 2) File @ : Papyrus Collective Group Blog The NGR Word issue The "Nigger" or NGR issue is what this WODZ edition of New Generation Rising (NGR) is now refered to within our editorial/writing circle. If you have some sensitivity about use of the NGR word, you should ...
    on The NGR Word Issue by Byron Wilson June 11, 2016
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    on Untitled by Perrie Thompson June 13, 2016
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    on Proper ganda by Byron Wilson June 21, 2016
  • (1 of 6) *File@: Papyrus Collective (Papco) PROPER ganda (Part-One) De-fi-ni-tion: Prop-er-gan-da (1) Activities or ideas designed to prevent or twart the effects of "Propaganda" by reversing its results (2 of 6) Earlier this year, HipHop recording artist Travis Scott was live on stage in Canada opening for another recording ...
    on Proper ganda by Byron Wilson June 21, 2016
  • (3 of 6) A lyric check would reveal the N-Word, in fact, the producers at TMZ muted every word that's on the FCC's hitlist, including the N-word. Thousands of white youth, yelling this word, as Snoop Dog "Call & Responses" the white audience with encouragement to recite the lyrics to ...
    on Proper ganda by Byron Wilson June 21, 2016
  • (4 of 6) Okay, so yeah, I get it! too soon, right? I can agree with those who object giving "a pass" tot non-black mainstream america to feel free with incorporating Nigga into their slang, especially in adressing black people with it. But while those who condemn this young white ...
    on Proper ganda by Byron Wilson June 21, 2016
  • HipHop, like these other american youth driven music forms have once again proven the nay sayers wrong, and in fact, both Nigger and Nigga are found in the lyrics of our elders music, which constitutes an irony of contradiction, well, unless white american youth never uttered the words to their ...
    on Proper ganda by Byron Wilson June 21, 2016
  • file @ Papyrus Collective Guardian Angel Lastnight I had a dream, a tale to tell, I dreamt I saw an angel, poor thing wasn't well. His body bruised and battered, his wings were ripped and torn, He could hardly walk, he looked so tired and worn. I walked right up ...
    on Guardian Angel by Byron Wilson June 22, 2016
  • What a great foto! :)
    on Love Destroys Razor Wire Visitation Project by Timothy J. Muise June 26, 2016
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    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson June 26, 2016
  • 1 The NGR word My own personal research never ended, due to the fact that no matter how far back I trace the N-word, I learn a new balance of greatness about this negroid godlike race of people that is born and built to last, hence, my name, xzyzst (exist), ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • The new generation was taught how segregation in america was met face to face by our elders, and while others view those photos and film footage of riots and abuse with an eye on those maggots on the segregation side, our generation also had the presence of mind to look ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • This becomes vital for those of us who have been brainwashed tot ell our youth to take responsibility for their own actions, for those that blame innercity youth for the rise in crime in america, and even for those who have tried to take "hood credit" for starting something that ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • 2. Proverbs 27:17 says, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." The "N word" in any form can at sometimes rush a multitude of looks on the faces of many, in America. This word has caused us as a community and overall society to tip ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
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    on California On Blast by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • 1. California On Blast On its face, this self admission by way of the historical chronological order of events exposes the method and pattern designed to misuse the system worked on us (referencing CDCR online history) When Don Novey combined youth authority supervisors and parole officers with prison guards, he ...
    on California On Blast by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • Who better that to funnel drugs adn guns to than a bunch of criminal street gang/terrorist in a so-called War on Crime climate authored by the very source from which the drugs and guns came from. If the death toll had not been factured into the original design, we suffer ...
    on California On Blast by Byron Wilson June 30, 2016
  • A Struggle In This Blackness by: Alphonso I was born in the concrete jungle, the wild-wild west, a young black boy, one of my mother's best. The oldest of many siblings, a soul devoid of light, a struggle in this blackness, abandoned was my sight. My mother taught me a ...
    on A Struggle In This Blackness by Byron Wilson July 10, 2016
  • The NGR word 1 of 8 I want my seed to be able to connect critical facts that causes him to ask questions like, "If the word Nigga is so under the gun for our generation, why do we find the word Niggah used amongst black people in 1925?" The ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson July 13, 2016
  • because they cant be truthful about being infected with sick maggotry, because the whole world would be able to see the rest of this thing playout as weakness, making America vulnerable for attack. But in the meantime, let's fight eachother over the N-Word, while the wicket design to kill us ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson July 13, 2016
  • 6 of 8 Generational trauma applies to more that just black youth in america, there are white kids, and adults in our generation that also require liberation. All races are infected. (New Generation Rising): Our generation have crews loaded with all races, backgrounds and subcultural groups, and we create a ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson July 13, 2016
  • "In 2003, Kwesi Mfume, then president of the (NAACP) gave a speech at Virginia tech and told people that, at Merriam-Webster Dictionary, will no longer print the word Nigger synonymous with African Americans in their publications." (do your own research). You see, people tend to believe nobody can see through ...
    on The NGR Word by Byron Wilson July 13, 2016
  • Hi piankhi, got my letter? To answer your questions, no, there is no separation for interviews, and I couldnt find the alphonso interview... I wonder if putting the text again in the response has not a negative effect on people reacting to it as it looks a bit messy. I ...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson July 14, 2016
  • Got your letter, wil reply...
    on @Golgotha w/ piankhi by Byron Wilson July 16, 2016
  • Hi Piankhi, hi Xzyzst, I just noticed that two blogs of yours have been filed under "interview": @Golgotha w/ Joe and @Golgotha w/ piankhi. Those two are the only ones filed under "interview". Until next time, Julia
    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson July 23, 2016
  • Thank you for this thought provoking piece. I wonder if the Bible quote should be than: judge wisely... etc. Who knows what got lost in translation. But I guess I get your point. I do not judge has a layer of I do not relate, an absence of relationship. Take ...
    on Felony Lynching by O. Mckinnon July 28, 2016
  • Hi, I just want to react to Maggie's "It's sad that our tax dollars will still feed you for years to come" (versus death penalty being cheaper). This is an ill informed point of view. To quote a part of an article on the matter: "Even though many may feel ...
    on Love, Hate, Violence, Murder. When Is Enough Enough? by Robert Pezzeca Aug. 5, 2016
  • Ciao Robert, thanks for your reply. As you mention the high cost of the Death penalty is new to you, let me drop some more information for you, specifically about Pennsylvania: "Pennsylvania's taxpayers have paid an estimated $272 million per execution since the Commonwealth reinstated its death penalty in 1978, ...
    on Love, Hate, Violence, Murder. When Is Enough Enough? by Robert Pezzeca Aug. 23, 2016
  • Dear Timothy, this is a late answer, sorry for that. I am not in the States, and don't have the (time) capacity to do research. Have a good day, Julia
    on Love Destroys Razor Wire Visitation Project by Timothy J. Muise Aug. 30, 2016
  • I love that quote. Thank you, Kelly. And I am also amazed by a LGBT day in prison. Wow. Take care, Julia
    on Dear Readers (8/8/16) by Kelly Jones Aug. 31, 2016
  • Hi Robert, well written. In reaction, I do not know much about Machiavelli, but it sounds he might have written "1984" (doublespeak). Then Foucault, unfortunately, isn't alive anymore, the book you quote is from 1975, also he died young. This is the beginning on him on wikipedia: Michel Foucault (French: ...
    on Vengeance Is Mine by Robert Outman Sept. 3, 2016
  • "14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like In 2001, the Portuguese government did something that the United States would find entirely alien. After many years of waging a fierce war on drugs, it decided to flip its strategy entirely: It decriminalized them all. If someone is ...
    on In The Life Of A Connecticut Prisoner Vol. 3 No. 3 by Richard Stevenson Sept. 6, 2016
  • Ciao Robert, thanks for your reply, I hope this note finds you well. How I come up with all this numbers? Well you know, a combination of the world wide web and google. Instead of answering your questions, I am sending you some stand-up by Eddie Izzard, from his show ...
    on Love, Hate, Violence, Murder. When Is Enough Enough? by Robert Pezzeca Sept. 27, 2016
  • "Hi! I'm Crazy Eddie! I put babies on spikes. Do you want a rack of babies? We've got babies on racks! Mmm, they taste of chicken!" They do! Babies taste of chicken! Cannibals say that human flesh tastes of chicken, so babies must taste of chicken. And chicken tastes of ...
    on Love, Hate, Violence, Murder. When Is Enough Enough? by Robert Pezzeca Sept. 27, 2016
  • Pol Pot killed 1.7 million people. We can't even deal with that! You know, we think if somebody kills someone, that's murder, you go to prison. You kill 10 people, you go to Texas, they hit you with a brick, that's what they do. 20 people, you go to a ...
    on Love, Hate, Violence, Murder. When Is Enough Enough? by Robert Pezzeca Sept. 27, 2016
  • Hi Robert, I had read about scared straight not working, so I just post a little exerpt for you from an article on it: "A study by Anthony Petrosino and researchers at the Campbell Collaboration analyzed results from nine Scared Straight programs and found that such programs generally increased crime ...
    on Is Air A Basic Human Right? Not In Pennsylvania Prisons! by Robert Pezzeca Oct. 9, 2016
  • Dear Kelly, I am sorry for writing so delayed, though I was very grateful that you mentioned that tropical storm named after me, they totally did not ask me if that is okay, probably they thought I would never know as I live in Europe, where tropical storms are quite ...
    on Dear Readers (8/8/16) by Kelly Jones Oct. 22, 2016
  • To: Young Piankhi, The ripple of your first capitulation in verse form, serves a new generation of fact finders, and seekers of open doors of connectivity, to the origins of innercity youth in America, and all over the world, is already covering peculiar ground. I wrote a eulogizing service that ...
    on To: Young Piankhi by Byron Wilson Oct. 26, 2016
  • file @ papco group blog NGR Verses Chapter 3. Paul Oneal: Born Black Born black, scorned black a suicidal birth replying soul by default of anothers thought by enough measure of the sun shall the flesh of this soul be a death sentence, no more. --Xzyzst Eula Love: Perfect Am ...
    on NGR Verses Chpt.3 by Byron Wilson Nov. 4, 2016
  • thank you for this blog, zakee. i want to respond with a bible verse from ezekiel 18: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’. This is about passing hurt down. But maybe, not only hurt is passed down. it feels like we reproduce ...
    on Getting Back to Basics by Edwin J. Hutchison Nov. 9, 2016
  • NGR VI: Footnotes An eye-opening remark from a farmer aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States war on drugs. John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for his central role in the Watergate scandal, was Nixon's chief domestic advisor ...
    on Untitled by Byron Wilson Nov. 16, 2016
  • sorry for delay...
    on Untitled by Byron Wilson Nov. 16, 2016
  • @Golgatha w/Young Joker T File under: interview (Anatomy of a Zine) Prison yards are full of the usual divided pockets of subcultural groups, the burple dudes, the table gamers, the dialoguers, and then there's the prison tribes, and street tribal cats, the racial thing is also noticable. And then there's ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Young Joker by Byron Wilson Nov. 20, 2016
  • (No clean hands) JK: Its easy to write about police brutality cause its what we have been and continue to be faced with along with a host of other things but there is a phrase being used that leaves me to question if "Black Lives Matter" see thats the phrase ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Young Joker by Byron Wilson Nov. 20, 2016
  • "I wrote this song for all the young homies that was abandoned by one or both parents, abused physically, sexually, and emotionally by community, exiled them to homelessness on the streets of America's innercities, seeing Gods so-called people, go on global missions, taking many resources and blessings in the name ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Young Joker by Byron Wilson Nov. 20, 2016
  • Brilliant again, Xzyzst. Till next time, ju
    on @Golgotha w/ Young Joker by Byron Wilson Nov. 20, 2016
  • Hi Harlan, love this piece, I am just not following your conclusion in the end. Why blame everybody individually, when indeed, there was clearly a rigged election of Clinton? It is a strange turn you make in the end. Keep on writing, Julia
    on The Blame Game by Harlan Richards Nov. 24, 2016
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. You have an interestig name, Calvin. Because in Calvinism, there was a lot of schism. You name is almost a tribute to that. No offense intended, just an observation. Have a good day. Julia
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism Nov. 26, 2016
  • Richard, thank you for your response. Good luck with your investigations. On account of Portugal, I have this out of an interview with Johan Hari, the author of the book "chasing the scream". I give you the summary of the book on its website: About the Book It is now ...
    on In The Life Of A Connecticut Prisoner Vol. 3 No. 3 by Richard Stevenson Dec. 12, 2016
  • [Page 1] [Title image: "Vent"] [Page Two] Contents: A Write or Die Zine Production Featuring: Xzyzst, Kaos, Toth, Syeko, Negasi, Big Rock, Narmir, Joker, Wyld, Batman. Graffiti Art by, J. KuL The Vent Title Page Name Master of Ceremonies VENT (prologue) Oscar Grant Rap New Generation Rising Timothy Pride Rap ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 19, 2016
  • [Page 4] The Vent cont. A human beatboxer, or Table D. J. are the first people in our generation known to have spoken about this subterranean history, of musical and social connective creative space, that incarcerated Americans experienced before, during, and after many Civil Rights Movements and eras dating back ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 19, 2016
  • I'm sick and tired of being tired, what's required of a Rider homie I'm not a sympathizer, I'll night a nigga ass on fire And they tell me don't ever fire a bitch while you in the penitentiary letters and visits is cool, but bread is what I really need ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 19, 2016
  • Angry Black Man The invocational holocaust the time Fuk'd black magical rhyme bomb'z yo mind Fuk'd u muthafukaz iz fuk'n wit da unexplained kemetic spirit'z and my nigga'z got'z da same thang shit, candle wax dripp'n, innerspace exist'n why Micah Johnson make dem bodiez come up miss'n nigga fuk it ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 19, 2016
  • (Micah Johnson) 1 of 1 Audacious Demand Tell me, is there nothing left? First you relieved me of my native land then raped, pillaged, and plundered every grain of sand so please forgive me, if I don't understand. You have enslaved me in every way broken my back and crushed ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 25, 2016
  • (where the children play continues) 2 of 2 How do we console our parents, when it's apparent that our every declarant will remain unacknowledged, while our children acknowledge their own mortality, what reality can we boast of, what pride shall raise our chin, when the very color of our skin ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 25, 2016
  • 1 of 2 No Man's Land (cont.) eastbay sea. Blood I didn't sign up for this. A man with no country, no family, no friends, no hood, no specific stimulate love for nothing! This all stems from not becoming a worthless snitch. Can't respect it, but I understand it, how ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 25, 2016
  • NARMIR'S LETTER A Beautiful Day! Raylon & Comrade Bird September 11, 2016 Peace & Gods blessings Be upon your first and most important I extend my respects to both you brothers. I keep yall as well as you alls kin in my prayers. It is my hope 2 sticc around ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 26, 2016
  • Spear's & Shields Michael, Blessed one, we send our'z to you and the fam, and we talked about your powerful words because most people in "The Struggle" dont realize that there is another struggle going on within the hearts of those of us outhere in street tibal warfare. Bro, eve ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 26, 2016
  • Bro, we are with you, this work needs you,and we will not allow anyone to use our own shield's and spear'z against us, not even our own hearts, your leadership is required, along with the rest of us. W/R Sugar Raylon - New Generation Rising! (Stanley Tookie Williams) 2 of ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 26, 2016
  • To no surprise, the coming election which could end the death penalty in this State, has created and environment of fear that has enslaved tounges, killed spirits, and has scared the living streets out of the selfproclaimed realest. The overall take away from this work, ecposes that each contributor is ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson Dec. 26, 2016
  • @Golgatha w/Wyld (Anatomy of a Zine) Fresh off the inner city streets of America, enters a new wave of young people to the condemned population at San Quentin State Prison, here in California. One of these young men is known as Wyld, as his popular street tribal name is associated ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Wyld by Byron Wilson Jan. 12, 2017
  • WLD: Tell'em boit dis green blacc, white, brown, yellow, young or old huh/ Blacc on Blacc 9 ski mask but it aint cold huh/ Im done talking my thoughtz in fucc it mode/ Tell dem muthafuccaz talk into my bullerhole XZ: Herez 1 fo ya, dey say it'z because we ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Wyld by Byron Wilson Jan. 12, 2017
  • by: Wyld Lin "Spit" Newborn 5 of 5 I dont even call it violence I call it common sense instinct of self preservation is self defense Dey on a kill a nigga campain we rally and complain dey wont get it thru dey brain till itz a even exchange how ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Wyld by Byron Wilson Jan. 12, 2017
  • Dear Kelly, I am sorry to hear you've been to the hole and lost some of your stuff. Sounds like some hurricane hit you and yours. I would not have expected the hole be with a cellie, what is the difference between hole and unholy? 24 hours locked up? Oh ...
    on Dear Readers (8/8/16) by Kelly Jones Jan. 12, 2017
  • Oh, and best wishes for 2017 Kelly!
    on Dear Readers (8/8/16) by Kelly Jones Jan. 12, 2017
  • Dear Zakee, thank you for your reply. I am not sure if I agree 100% to what you write. I think sadness is part of human emotional life. It should not be onces goal in life, and one should not get stuck in it, but it is part of life ...
    on Getting Back to Basics by Edwin J. Hutchison Jan. 12, 2017
  • I had long suspected that improved survival rates for women who had breast cancer had absolutely nothing to do with the "power" of positive thinking. For women diagnosed between 2001 and 2006, 82% were expected to survive for five years, compared with only 52% diagnosed 30 years earlier. The figures ...
    on Getting Back to Basics by Edwin J. Hutchison Jan. 12, 2017
  • Ehrenreich notes that although this new style of positive thinking did apparently help invalidism or neurasthenia, it had no effect whatsoever on diseases such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhus, tuberculosis and cholera – just as, today, it will not cure cancer. Thus it was that positive thinking, the assumption that ...
    on Getting Back to Basics by Edwin J. Hutchison Jan. 12, 2017
  • Greetings from a Calvinist country ;) Julia
    on Getting Back to Basics by Edwin J. Hutchison Jan. 12, 2017
  • @Golgotha w/Joe :interview This brief conversation explores solution based ideas for inner city youth in a climate facing possible execution on the streets by law enforcement officers. Q'z by: Floyd Smith, xzyzst A'z by: Joe The Dialogue Key: 1. The Tone page 1 of 5 2. @Golgotha w/Joe page 2 ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson Jan. 24, 2017
  • XZ Yeah, but peep, it's an interactive convo between bloggers, us on the row, people incarcerated and innercity youth, even haters are welcomed to chime in, for example, let me ask you one of our prompt questions. What do you suggest innercity youth do in this situation. (What are you ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson Jan. 24, 2017
  • Tamir Rice Eric Garner Michael Stewart Tanisha Anderson Michael Brown Amadou Diallo Aura Rain Rosser Kajieme Powell Oscar Grant Roshad McIntosh Vonderitt D. Meyers Jr. Patrick Dorismond Darren Hunt John Crawford Malice Green Dante Parker Cary Ball Jr. Tyisha Miller Akai Gurley Alan Blueford Sean Bell Ezell Ford Levell Mixson ...
    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson Jan. 24, 2017
  • This one was not yet posted in the comment section. Now it is. Till next time, x ju
    on @Golgotha w/ Joe by Byron Wilson Jan. 24, 2017
  • @Golgatha w/Waymon (Introduction): So Im on the yard sharing my boxing skills with a young energetic fella named Byron, until one day, the student begins to teach me about his vision to produce a zine from deathrow, Im no journalist, I write Raps and letters, thats it, but youth on ...
    on Golgotha w/ Waymon by Byron Wilson Feb. 6, 2017
  • @Golgatha w/waymon (cont.) F. What's the word on this cool couple you said that came to visit you from the church? W. I didn't think I was going to be nervous at first, but I learned that reservations goes both ways because, it's funny how I was thinking to myself, ...
    on Golgotha w/ Waymon by Byron Wilson Feb. 6, 2017
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I tried number one at the busstation but it almost got me in trouble with the law... Just kidding. Great post!
    on What Is Prison Life Like? by Joseph Dickey Feb. 19, 2017
  • VENT replies 1. This is for "New Generation Rising" rap, it reads like a freestyle, never seen a freestyle written B4, and R these tha names of the homies on tha row? Major shit -Terry 2. Hi lil Bro, "Where the Children play" is very good, it's just too bad ...
    on VENT by Byron Wilson March 25, 2017
  • 1 of 6 file under: remove & replace @1916 Write Or Die Zine The WODZ (WriteOrDieZine) series is a prison-based publication (prisoner zine) written by California Death Row inmates @ San Quentin Prison. Printed, and distributed among the 700+ Death Row inmates housed here, as well as other prisons and ...
    on Write Or Die Zine by Byron Wilson April 9, 2017
  • If you'd like to be added to my shortlist to receive a 12 month, bi-monthly subscription you can note me to, "add me to your shortlist." FYI, I'll generally fill those requests for single issues, and give priority exclusively to those shortlist subscription requests from the people @BtB whose names ...
    on Write Or Die Zine by Byron Wilson April 9, 2017
  • secretary of T & I
    on Write Or Die Zine by Byron Wilson April 9, 2017
  • (It's Alright) You can't do anything to me so let me tell you that this is how it's going to be there will be no more crying from those eyes there will be no more deep pain inside I've moved on to another phase in time, yeah and there's a ...
    on It's Alright by Byron Wilson April 16, 2017
  • Xzyzst pt. 2 (Forgive) Forgive, the internal action no witnesses or repentance required Forgiveness is the first step I'll even go as far as to state that to forgive can be medicinal a face check of your history may discover forgiveness uniquely traditional one must experience this power sustaining it's ...
    on Xzyzst pt. 2 (Forgive) by Byron Wilson April 16, 2017
  • (Forgive cont.) Our community is in trouble, we all need you to get back out in society, get back to the yard, get back to conversation and let your other self know that they are not alone, and we got work to do. They call us Black Gay Gangmembers with ...
    on Xzyzst pt. 2 (Forgive) by Byron Wilson April 16, 2017
  • Hi Calvin, no it took me also really long, and I hope you don't mind to much me responding here, as I'll just give you some information on Calvinism I picked from the internet: "How Did Calvinism Affect Reformation? John Calvin is a principal figure of the Protestant Reformation. Martin ...
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism April 20, 2017
  • Calvin and Reformation In 1536, Calvin published "Institutes of the Christian Religion" and established his Reformed Protestantism in Geneva. He wanted to create the ideal Protestant community in much the same way the Roman Catholic Church established its seat of power in Rome. Calvin urged the separation of church and ...
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism April 20, 2017
  • On the Dutch refomed church (I was refering to this church) from wikipedia: "The history of the Netherlands Reformed Churches (Dutch Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerken) coincides to a great extent with that of the Reformed Churches (Liberated), of which it was a part until the early 1960s. That denomination arose out ...
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism April 20, 2017
  • The last schism in the other, liberated branch is from 2003: "In 2003, a small number of members separated from the Reformed Churches (Liberated) to form the New Reformed Churches out of protest against recent rulings by the general synod. This schism was instigated largely by the Reformanda movement, a ...
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism April 20, 2017
  • Okay, I hope you enjoy this late and a bit boring answer, have a good day, greetings, Julia
    on State of Emergency by Calvin Chism April 20, 2017
  • file @ Papyrus Collective Group J-Kul J-Kul Pronounced (Jeh-Kool) Urban street graffiti artist, specializing in varying styles and applications that merge multi-layering of tags, hit ups, and an array of bombs through original imagery. Highly regarded as the quiet life of the party, too young to be on California death ...
    on J-Kul by Byron Wilson May 3, 2017
  • I Am Tobias Born out of lust one night, in the middle of the year of massive riots I was conceived. Sex and music fire and riots I tasted everything that she had put in her mouth. I heard that, felt that to a woman's right to choose I ain't ...
    on I Am Tobias by Byron Wilson May 3, 2017
  • Dead body stinking on the ground, ants in his mouth, stiff and hard, gunshots all night, bullets passing throDead body stinking on the ground, ants in his mouth, stiff and hard, gunshots all night, bullets passing through the house, the horrors these eyes have seen. I ain't even told yet ...
    on I Am Tobias by Byron Wilson May 3, 2017
  • Papyrus Collective Distro 1 In August 2014 we created our own distribution co-op of WODz (WRITEORDIE zine) as a way to meet the growing number of requests from our contributors and other California Death Row Inmates here @ San Quentin prison, as well as those friends and family outside who ...
    on Papyrus Collective Distro by Byron Wilson June 23, 2017
  • Hi Piankhi, greetings! I changed your website links in working ones. Assuming you wouldn't mind :) x Ju
    on Papyrus Collective Distro by Byron Wilson June 23, 2017
  • New Souls: Marcus 1 To our beloved sister Kathy, and bakers of blessings; from Floyd, and Marcus, the youngest of the new souls here with us. 2 When I first met Marcus, he had engaged our WODz project with a lyrical composition (or "rap") written about his life, titled, "Like ...
    on New Souls: Marcus by Byron Wilson June 23, 2017
  • Alright Sniper, I send minez. Aye good lookin out on tha S.P.O hookup. I needed a new hotpot like a motha( ). I was just about to order a S.P.O. now i don't have ta. I can shoot tha bread to my daughter now. So i appreciate that playboy on ...
    on New Souls: Marcus by Byron Wilson June 23, 2017
  • Dear Holy Spirit Church, 1) My name is Floyd Smith, CDCR#K-72700. PAPYRUS COLLECTIVE project coordinator, lead writer and contributing editor for the WODZ (WRITE OR DIE zine) series. With this MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH to sister Kathy and the congregation. This is my testimonial. 2) One morning, while pacing the ...
    on Floyd by Byron Wilson June 26, 2017
  • 7) As a result of that new effort (only 2-3 months since as I write this letter to you) something very special has began to evolve from these young men, who can't stop talking about Kathy and their new found fellowship with those people among your congregation. And so it ...
    on Floyd by Byron Wilson June 26, 2017
  • Hi Piankhi, transcriptions are on their way, the new zines look awesome, the vent, wow! And I'm honored that my Christmas work is in it :) I've changed the links into workig ones means, if you copy pyste them you get to the website. you had e.f. at the end ...
    on Papyrus Collective Distro by Byron Wilson July 30, 2017
  • Hi Piankhi and Xzyzst, copies are in and will be on the mail tomorrow monday 7 of august. warm greetings, ju
    on Papyrus Collective Distro by Byron Wilson Aug. 6, 2017
  • Thank you for writing Antoine! And "can you google google" just made my day, though it is bitterly funny... All the best, Julia
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Aug. 8, 2017
  • Hi Shawn, you seem to consider someone who is transgender as the gender they are born with. I guess many people whose belief system is that strict about gay sex aren't allowed to masturbate either, so they are going to hell anyway. Have a good day, j
    on Should People Be Forced To Disclose Their Transgender Status To Their Sexual Partner? by Shawn Perrot Aug. 13, 2017
  • Hi Robert, haven't read from you in a while, I hope you're alright. Greetings, Julia
    on Mocking Birds are Endangered by Robert Outman Aug. 25, 2017
  • Hi Jennifer, it only took me 1 year and 10 months to reply, but thank you for your foto and I hope you're doing okay in those toxic political times. Warm greetings, Julia
    on Who/What/Where Is Home? by John (Jennifer) Gann Aug. 25, 2017
  • Dear Kelly, I hope this notice finds you well... as you lost your quotes book, and I also love quotes, I send you some of an author I love, Max Frisch. A swiss man. “Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.” ― ...
    on Dear Readers (8/8/16) by Kelly Jones Aug. 25, 2017
  • Hi Antoine, thank you for your thank you. I did google google. But the first results are in dutch and german, because I use those languages most, and also the english stuff coming up doesn't look interesting. So I did put google in wikipedia. This is the intro: Google Inc. ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Sept. 10, 2017
  • initiative to make public Wi-Fi around the world, with initial deployment in India. Alexa, a company that monitors commercial web traffic, lists Google.com as the most visited website in the world. Several other Google services also figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube and Blogger. Google is ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Sept. 10, 2017
  • I guess I cheated. I wikipediat google. Bitterly funny? Bitterly, because it's bitter you don't have internet access. It's also sad it's so remarkable for you to read your name. Have a good day, Antoine! Warm greetings, Julia
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Sept. 10, 2017
  • Hey Papco, how many zines do you spread actually? There's mention of thousands, that would be wow!!! Warm greetings, Julia
    on Papyrus Collective Distro by Byron Wilson Sept. 14, 2017
  • BYRON: TESTIMONIES (PT. TWO) The letter from Kathy was titled: Testimonies Wanted, and was one of a number of copies sent to individuals here who're part of her prison ministry and receive Christmas holiday packages. The letter was a call to those who had received packages the previous year to ...
    on Testimonies by Byron Wilson Sept. 14, 2017
  • In the beginning, it wasn't my intention to write a testimonial or testimony at all. Even after reading Kathy's letter, when I had the realization connecting me to Kathy and our weary bakers in such a personal way for the first time, it hadn't quite yet revealed itself, the words ...
    on Testimonies by Byron Wilson Sept. 14, 2017
  • I think that I've just about said everything I wanted to say here in this testimonial. So, I'll close this missive to you good people with the hope that these testimonies are well received. And to our weary bakers, I hope that you all can read this zine before or ...
    on Testimonies by Byron Wilson Sept. 14, 2017
  • Hi Piankhi, somebody else transcribed this, I just did the copy - paste job. Have a good day! x ju
    on Testimonies by Byron Wilson Sept. 14, 2017
  • file @ poetry BLACK JEWELZ Once again the pain runs deep no goodnight sleep, the hurt and pain and sadness runs deep in my veins bringing tears to the forefront pouring from my eyes, down my cheeks as the breath of life is exiting another Black man, Delron Small, Alton ...
    on Black Jewelz by Byron Wilson Oct. 2, 2017
  • FILE@POETRY THE MOVEMENT "Born a black man, born to be proud. born to stand up, and sometimes fall down. Born to be the best but get looked at different from the Rest. Born to have the American dream, but up against the odds, is what it seems." But today, in ...
    on The Movement by Byron Wilson Oct. 2, 2017
  • Grimy Since Birth We be on some new new shit that new generation for expectation boy, we operatin' on dedication to them young intellectz on that new confrontation yellin' put the gunz down pick up an ink pen fuck where you been civil rightz to defend for the next genz ...
    on Grimy Since Birth by Byron Wilson Oct. 2, 2017
  • MY LIFE OF SIN My life of sin, where did it begin? Surely not when I began to slang rocks. around the block So my hunger would stop. And surely not when I said "Fuck the cops" because they beat us until they seen blood and snot. So where did ...
    on My Life of Sin by Byron Wilson Oct. 2, 2017
  • Hi Antoine, thank you for your long answer! And you too have your way with words :) When reading about what you wrote about technology nowadays, a book came to my mind, it's Dave Eggers - The Circle. It's a dystopian vision on facebook and "social" media. This year there ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Oct. 24, 2017
  • FORGIVE PT. 1 Forgive each other, for forgetting: "And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Then wonder why they're always against us. Forgive each other, for forcing the best of us to set aside their own knees on behalf of the blessed of us, ...
    on Forgive pt.1 by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • Life & Death The pressure is constant the pain unreal I've killed too many I don't know what to feel Those souls are haunting me I can't sleep without these pills In my dreams it's a struggle to see light even with this rock on my back I continue to ...
    on Life & Death by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • A NEW ANTHEM Oh say can you see Jose did you see DACA being murdered, you are not allowed to dream Presidential propaganda, opposite of Dr. King He is not our leader, so we stand to take a knee This is the new Anthem, hashtag when we tweet Black Lives ...
    on A New Anthem by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • THE VENT 2.0 PAGE: TITLE: 2. VENTRODUCTION 4. BEHIND THE PAGES 6. VENTROSPECTIVE 11. A NEW ANTHEM 13. BLACK JEWELZ 14. ANGRY BLACK MAN 18. LIFE & DEATH 20. MY LIFE OF SIN 22. POET 24. @GOLGOTHA W/ POP'Z 29. FORGIVE PART 1. COPYLEFT 2018 FEATURING: PIANKHI, SQUABBLEZ, LOUTAH, B.G., ...
    on The Vent 2.0 by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • Forgive, Part 3 FORGIVE POTUS for lacking the courage to treat every American equal FORGIVE VPOTUS for walking out on unarmed murdered innercity young people FORGIVE HATEFUL RACISTS for losing their minds FORGIVE EACH OTHER for same race-on-same race crimes FORGIVE TERRORISTS for spreading sickness so contagious FORGIVE THE SOUL, ...
    on Forgive Pt. 3 by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • THE VENT 2.0 (CUTSHEET) 7. THE MOVEMENT BY: REYON 8. IDENTITY CRISIS BY: JUVENILE 24. WHO KILLED SAM BY: BIG ROCK 26. INCEPTION BY: SPEEDY CF. TWITTER@PAPYRUSCOLLECTIVE.COM 22. FEATURE GUEST POET 11. GRIMY SINCE BIRTH 27. A NEW ANTHEM VENTRODUCTION RESIST HATE END RACISM 1.800.273.8255 THE WAR ON SUICIDE LEAD ...
    on The Vent 2.0 (Cutsheet) by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • THE VENT 2.0 EDITION VENT - to give vigorous or emotional expression to, or opportunity, or way of escape, or passage, or relief of pressure, to cause fresh air to circulate, so as to replace foul air. Welcome to the second issue of THE VENT, yeah, with all systems powered ...
    on The Vent 2.0 Edition by Byron Wilson Nov. 1, 2017
  • In urban America every hood'z got a Hood Popz, He's that one Elder that lil kids love to see coming and so respected by everybody that even if you dont have a father, you by street tribal nature call Him Popz, and if you do have a father, your father ...
    on Golgotha w/ Popz by Byron Wilson Nov. 6, 2017
  • P Man, they made me do all kind of stuff, stand over here, go over there, take everything out cho pockets, being all disrespectful, oooh my back stated cuttin up, I didnt think I was going to make that long walk over here, so outside of cheetos, know you love ...
    on Golgotha w/ Popz by Byron Wilson Nov. 6, 2017
  • P Now you sent me something you wrote, sounded pretty important to you so I had to see you face to face about it to let you know that you are spot on about the lack of meaningful connection to the streets, bloodshed exchange between the police and the youth ...
    on Golgotha w/ Popz by Byron Wilson Nov. 6, 2017
  • xx Ju
    on Golgotha w/ Popz by Byron Wilson Nov. 6, 2017
  • THE VENT 2.0 (prologue) Vent - to give vigorous or emotional expression to an opportunity, or way of escape, or passage, or relief of pressure, to cause fresh air to circulate so as to replace foul air. Welcome to the second installment of THE VENT with operation systems powered up ...
    on Vent 2.0 by Byron Wilson Nov. 24, 2017
  • Sniper Azande Xzyzst Master of Ceremonies === THE VENT 2.0 Bleeding Heart Good looking out, brotha. I received my copy of THE VENT and I'm impressed by the outcome. I give a big heads up to everybody's contributions. Y'all did good, brotha, real good. Perfectly titled, THE VENT. As I ...
    on Vent 2.0 by Byron Wilson Nov. 24, 2017
  • I hear all of these brothas in THE VENT right now, venting frustrations, solving problems the world around, uplifting God and denouncing Satan, balancing mental competence with insanity, sharpening evil, falling in love with pen pals, admiring milestones and achievements of those close to heart, exercising that hate the brotha ...
    on Vent 2.0 by Byron Wilson Nov. 24, 2017
  • Greetings Mr. Antoine, nice to hear from you again. Funny that the Circle just was on tv. Do they just repeat one film for a certain time? The scene you describe, the chased "criminal" is a "criminal" because he wants privacy, and privacy is theft in this dystopian future. Well, ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Nov. 27, 2017
  • Hi Piankhi & Xzyzst, I recieved the zine, there are also already copies, I'll send soon. xx ju
    on Vent 2.0 by Byron Wilson Feb. 5, 2018
  • @Golgotha at BtB 2018 It was recently suggested to me by one of the casual BtB viewers that I should introduce more @Golgotha interviews into the BtB "Interview" categories link section of the site, as well as other category links, where most of the people who visit BtB look to ...
    on Untitled by Byron Wilson Feb. 9, 2018
  • Congratulation with Vent 2.0. I'm impressed by how many different contributors made this issue happen. Great visuals and I love the new anthem. I'm looking forward to what's next. X Ju
    on Review This Zine by Byron Wilson Feb. 9, 2018
  • Dear Antoine, thanks for your letter! I think we are in the same boat concerning technology, though it's not like doing the dishes or vacuum cleaning is my hobby... Let me just drop two nice quotes about the subject, one by Martin Luther King, who said: "Our scientific power has ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Feb. 11, 2018
  • Dear Kelly, I am sorry to hear about your mp3 stolen. So how was your Valentine's Day? Have a good day, Julia
    on Dear Readers 2/10/18 by Kelly Jones Feb. 19, 2018
  • California On Blast (California's Death Penalty Scheme) Only 2% of counties in the United States are responsible for the majority of the nation's death row population. Of the twelve counties with the most death sentences, seven of them are in California. Of the 58 counties in California, Los Angeles County ...
    on California On Blast by Byron Wilson March 6, 2018
  • With an enraged soul, fist clenched, mouth gagged to contain... to hold, Voices enriched with street wisdom, physically although caged, needing to VENT.... stories to be told. Sniper Azande Xzyzst... The Master of Ceremonies... Powerful in his role. Director of this symphonic truth, with instruments of designed purpose. Melodically waiting ...
    on Review This Zine by Byron Wilson March 6, 2018
  • Category: Featured 1 XZYZST The institutional "Instruction Manual" for legal Murder begins with established authority. Established authority require a set of the description of offenses that would make one death eligible. Throughout history, this method continues to be the foundational structural model for many countries, states, and cultures. Inspite of ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 25, 2018
  • The very creation of Special Circumstance #22 not only made inner city youth death eligible as a direct response to environment toxicity of the influx of drugs, and weapons conveniently distributed by easy access to street level gang culture of inner city youth with intent to specifically inflate said conditions ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 25, 2018
  • Providing poor choices to you, with intent to kill you, and get paid billions to maintain the cycle is not a part of any curriculum offered to any prisoner in the State of California seeking self construction, rehabilitation, awareness based information towards the elimination of recidivism. The Write Or Die ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 25, 2018
  • 2 Xzyzst When Piankhi started WODZ, he used a generalationized phrase: "Our Generation, Our Legacy" That phrase made me ponder, what would be my legacy? The good, the bad, the ugly? And would there be balance for my own personal story? Here's what I mean, before I came on board ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 27, 2018
  • Like most of the new condemned, I'm also a father, and now, a proud grandfather, and due to the few moments of engagement with family through phone calls, mounting volumes of letters, and the few visits in prison, and the added observation of our creative writing relationship to the WODZ ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 27, 2018
  • The multiple interviews with Piankhi exposes me as working side by side with a friend, a brother and creative writing partner, and loyal to the vision of a younger black man, and how respect for the intellect of a true comrade provides for a natural work environment without hangups, and ...
    on Xzyzsy by Byron Wilson April 27, 2018
  • Dear Antoine, Thank you for your letters and sorry for not reponding earlier. I'll just respond to the last one... I had to google (back to the original subject ;) ) bell of the bluff and I coulf find a video of the group. Sounds a bit funny. Never heardof ...
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy May 23, 2018
  • Tobias I dedicate this work to an African slave boy named Tobias. I also generated my perceived image of Tobias to another California death row artist named Robert Dunson, and Robert brought the image to life, inspiring me to make Tobias's image the centerpiece of our LGBTQ spirituality group membership ...
    on Tobias by Floyd Smith Aug. 9, 2018
  • I dedicate this work to every uncounted and forgotten Tobias, from Africa to the innercity streets of America. Every year I choose a day to celebrate Tobias, my African LBGTQ ancestor, by dressing in all white clothing or in my true nakedness. I invite someone to eat, enjoy a movie, ...
    on Tobias by Floyd Smith Aug. 9, 2018
  • [Colored photo of author. He's wearing glasses and is giving the camera a nervous smile.] Ear Hustle The Dialogue of Xzyzst Tonight I was handed a letter sent to me from a kind soul from the Netherlands. She asked if I had heard a recent episode of the very popular ...
    on Ear Hustle by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • I ask my young fam, why was other inmates throwing water on him. He said, "The first one wasn't no fuckin' water, and they don't want no gay homies over here, my nigga." Then I heard a hawk up and a spit. Then three more spits. And I said, "You ...
    on Ear Hustle by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • The following is a list of public servants whom I've personally reached out to on this matter and, even more specifically, after I too was spit on through the gate, had to sternly and effectively physically defend myself against condemned inmate self-appointed gay taskforce. A correctional sergeant who exposed his ...
    on Ear Hustle by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • -Xzyzst (exist) (Just saw the wrong spelling. Not my transcription. Not to say I type perfect) Hi xzyzst, Jules here checking on your material. Proud of you. x Ju
    on Ear Hustle by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • Sound Mind Group (Donate Content Now) By Floyd Smith Sound Mind 10. (Interested in donating content? Leave us a comment.) The primary focus for the supplementary movies, educational, and informational documentaries and short films is two-pronged. 1. To provide viewers with liberated factual content that reflects the constructive development, evolution, ...
    on Sound Mino by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • Sound Mind 12. Divine Urban Serenity No lewd or pornoz please Google Kehingle Wiley arts and images Kehingle Wiley is more than an artist. His work reflects the exact cultural expression we want to display on screen of The Sound Mind Streamer. So imagine Kehingle's work below as a still ...
    on Sound Mino by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • Okay, so, maybe I was just a kid growing up on the streets of Compton, California, not afraid of nothing due to being numb to violence and danger. But I did have one fear: letting my homies know I could sing and play drums in church and direct the choir. ...
    on Sound Mino by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • The Sound Mind Streamer (Program Development Proposal) [Picture of author. He is wearing glasses and has his eyebrows raised. A tiny smile is on his lips.] By Floyd Smith Sound Mind 1. The Vision: (ethnographic/urban LGBTQ perspective) a) To create an innerprison streamer of music, movies, documentaries, sporting events, and ...
    on The Sound Mind Streamer by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • An inmate is likely not going to commit suicide, or fails to commit suicide, during active relative program engagements, as the Sound Mind Streamer is a 24-hour a day in-cell program accessible to all inmates by simply turning on their TVs. Especially the younger "all-night program" inmates. The Content: (music ...
    on The Sound Mind Streamer by Floyd Smith Aug. 20, 2018
  • Dear Antoine, the next Gorilla should have a bill included... hope your doing fine, thank you for the letter, I enjoyed reading it and will respond. Warm greetings, Ju
    on How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties by Antoine Murphy Oct. 8, 2018
  • Dear Kelly, good to read no hurricane went your way! Have a great day, I enjoy your updates (and quotes) Julia
    on Dear Readers 8/18/18 by Kelly Jones Oct. 15, 2018
  • [Hand drawing of a beautiful red headed lady. She is looking up with hopeful eyes as her hair whips around a rose, a chrysanthemum, and a skull with eyes.] Let U N 2 My Heart Refused to be trapped in love's prison made so many mistakes and poor decisions that ...
    on Let U N 2 My Heart by Byron Wilson Nov. 13, 2018

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