Creating Ownership, Equity and Income for College Athletes
“College sports is a highly exploitive system where predominantly Black players in football and basketball generate all the income, but the only group that isn’t positively impacted is the families of these players,” said former NBA star player David West, currently chief operating officer of the Professional Collegiate League. “Our model creates ownership for the players, equitable trade for the players, and they will be compensated for the work that they do,” said West.
To Ignore Political Prisoners is Hypocrisy
“Any movement that seeks to bring radical changes to society that does not incorporate at the top of the list freedom for our freedom fighter that have gone before, is hypocritical,” said Jihad Abdulmumit, co-chair of the Jericho Movement, the political prisoners support organization. Abdulmumit was addressing a Black Is Back Coalition national conference on political prisoners. ”We need a movement that has the strength to make demands,” and that demands freedom for political prisoners, said Abdulmumit.
Getting Out the Word: #PrisonsKill
The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, IWOC, “is committed to the militant organizing of prisoners that takes its leadership and focus from those on the inside,” said Joergen Ostensen, who works with the organization’s “inside prison journalism” project. Ostensen helps prisoners produce the #PrisonsKill twitter page. “You can’t say you want to have inside leadership and then not make it accessible,” he said.
Media Revelations Spur Covid Cleanup in Cali Prison
A Vice television news investigation of the Covid-19 contagion in California prisons resulted in guards being compelled to wear masks, and regular temperature checks of prisoners, said Ivan Kilgore, an inmate correspondent for Prison Radio serving time in the Salinas Valley state prison. Kilgore credits such basic measures with preventing the facility from becoming a Covid “hot spot, like San Quentin.”
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