“I would like to raise my children to grow to be soldiers
But then the general would decide when their life would be over.”
by Immortal Technique
The rich keep getting richer, the poor keep getting poorer and the rest of us are stuck somewhere in the middle. We have money for drones but no money for people who have lost their homes. Through the ages, there have always been voices willing to speak truth to power. There have always been writers willing to bring a pen to a sword fight. I grew up admiring socially conscious rappers like KRS-One, A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy. Here is the heir to their throne, rap legend Immortal Technique performing at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly followed by a searing look at prison literature and poetry. Peace to all readers.
By William T. Hathaway (Black Agenda Report): Bards Behind Bars: Prison Literature In The USA
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