By Black Ink

Lessons from the Damned

In “Solidarity Is Not a Market Exchange,” an interview with Robin D. G. Kelley conducted by Jack Amariglio and Lucas Wilson, Kelley pays tribute to Lessons from the Damned: Class Struggle in the Black Community, a fugitive book from the 1970s: Lessons from the Damned is this book that is black feminist practice laid out. In…

Joshua Williams on Friendship

What is a friendship? Is it two people that hang around each other or talk to each other every day, or just two people that party together? No—a friendship is a bond you make with someone. A bond you can’t break. A bond so strong that no matter what happens it won’t break. But when…

Fragments of Autobiography by Afeni Shakur

I was born in Lumberton even though my mother and my father and my sister were living in Norfolk, Virginia at the time, but my grandmother who lived in Lumberton got sick, so my mother went to Lumberton to see about my grandmother and I was born while she was there. A midwife delivered me.…

NURA #1

The sun’s red sparked my orange passion, I’m light like yellow. Fire raging inside of me, I’m a young mad nigga, mad with love, and rage, and hope that is contagious. Faith flew from my heart and took my veins with it. Still tethered to my being, my spirit lay out of me. Cast in…

January 2020 Message from Joshua Williams

This is my speech to all my people in the fight, so sit back and listen. I say to the people all around the world, fighting against slavery, fighting against racism, fighting against the system, I say to you, don’t get tired. Keep fighting. Be strong, because one thing about us is we are stronger…

An Interview with Michael Kimble

Note: Gay anarchist Michael Kimble, incarcerated in Alabama for killing a violent racist, was recently placed in segregation at Holman Correctional Facility, for allegedly coming to the defense of a fellow prisoner who was being beaten by guards. He and his loved ones on the outside are requesting support in getting him transfered to a…

Zoé Samudzi: Merry Christmas, San Quentin

We are just two days from Christmas, yesterday evening was the first of eight nights of Hanukkah. Many different organizations do letter-writing drives for incarcerated people and toy or supply drives for their families because one of the state’s most time-specific cruelties is a maintained separation of families to be together during what ought to…