“The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”

Steve Biko

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Uhuru in his own words

I am an incarcerated New Afrikan Black male, 40, 5’7″, 175lbs, brown eyes, non-smoker, no kids, vegetarian, athletic, anti-sexist, spontaneous, intelligent, socially-conscious, revolutionary-minded, internationalist, easy to communicate with, mentally and emotionally disciplined, and maintains a positive, optimistic attitude when when faced with the many struggles of life.

I have been incarcerated here in the Commonwealth of Virginia since January of 1995. Prior to my imprisonment, I was living in the city of Richmond, Virginia, where I was born and raised on the south side. I am the youngest out of three brothers and three sisters and the son of a deceased father. My mother is the greatest love of my life and one my biggest supporters.

My path to prison began when I started using and abusing drugs and alcohol and when I dropped out of a failed public school system in the 9th grade.

Thus, began my path down the school-to-prison pipeline and the beginning of a life of crime in a city which was then labeled the murder capital of the entire U.S. Had I not come to prison at the age if 18, I most certainly would’ve been the victim of a homicide.

And once I entered prison, I immediately began the arduous task of transforming my antisocial, criminal mentality into a forward-thinking, revolutionary mentality so that when I am finally released from this concrete jungle, I will be a positive and powerful force and influence among the disenchanted and disadvantaged youth of my family and in my community.

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Writings From Uhuru

The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session Has Begun: We Need Criminal Justice and Prison Reform Now!

By Uhuru B. Rowe January 11, 2019 E-mail: uhururowe76@yahoo.com “Politics impacts everything … We have to put ourselves at the table. If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” — Jovanka Beckles Revolutionary greetings and a belated Happy New Year to all you. January 9, 2019 marked the first day of the … Continue reading The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session Has Begun: We Need Criminal Justice and Prison Reform Now!

A Day for All the People

By Uhuru B. Rowe January 14, 2019 E-mail: uhururowe76@yahoo.com “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.” — Frederick Douglas Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged and Disenfranchised (RIHD) and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) will host the “Day for All People” Lobby Day on Tuesday, January … Continue reading A Day for All the People

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