On April 21, 2010 I was asked to speak and perform at the University of Maryland. Before I took to the floor to speak about my personal experiences within the prison industrial complex as well as my views on the prison industrial complex and the barbaric death penalty which I oppose and fight against, I was interviewed by Solomon W.F. Comissiong for Your World News. Solomon is an educator at the university as well as a community activist, a hip hop cognoscente and a public speaker as well as a comrade within the struggle. The interview touches on many important factors that need to be realized by ‘WE’ the people because even though it may not seem to directly affect you yet, it eventually will hit you harder than Katrina hit New Orleans and trust me, just as in New Orleans no relief will come. Anyway find out how the interview went down by clicking the image above. Please feel free to pass this interview along to anyone and everyone.
Today's recommendation is 'Don't Shoot The Hostages' by AIM member Street Poet Monte Smith. If you haven't bought yourself a copy yet then you absolutely should. It's by far the most honest, hard hitting and inspiring book I have read in a long time. But don't take my word for it... read what others think.
“Monte brings you fire and ice; the burning of his heart is his passion; the coolness, is his reason and insight. His poetry is a welcome ingredient in the mix of Hip Hop.”
MUMIA ABU-JAMAL - Author, Journalist, Unjustly incarcerated political prisoner
“In Coup-like Fashion, Monte’s writing is a Molotov Cocktail headed straight for the government. His words are on fire.”
BRUCE GEORGE Co producer of HBO’S “Def Poetry Jam’
“Nobody, can get the people’s attention the way Monte Smith can!”
GM GRIMM MC, Producer, Owner of Day by Day Entertainment
Peace and progress till victory. “X”
"To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice."