IN SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

By Uhuru B. Rowe★
March 9, 2016

March is Women’s History Month and March 8th was International Women’s Day. During this annual day, groups of organizations and individuals hold street marches and other demonstrations to express solidarity with all women and educate the public about issues affecting women all over the world as a result of global patriarchy. It is also a time for us men to reflect on how we contribute to and benefit from global patriarchy. Continue reading “IN SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.”

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The Parable of the Boiled Frog: The VA Department of Corrections’ Low-Intensity War Against In-person Contact Visits and the Privileges of a Complacent Prisoner-Class

By Uhuru B. Rowe
July 6, 2016

“Maladaptation to gradually building threats to survival is so pervasive in system studies of corporate failure that it has given rise to the parable of the ‘boiled frog‛. If you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to scramble out. But if you place the frog in room temperature water, and don’t scare him, he’ll stay put. Now, if the pot sits on a heat source, and if you gradually turn up the temperature, something very interesting happens. As the temperature rises from 70 to 80 degrees F., the frog will do nothing. In fact, he will show every sign of enjoying himself. As the temperature gradually increases, the frog will become groggier and groggier until he is unable to climb out of the pot. Though there is nothing restraining him, the frog will sit there and boil. Why? Because the frog’s internal apparatus is geared to sudden changes in his environment, not to slow, gradual changes.”—Peter M. Senge in The Fifth Discipline.

Over time, Virginia prisoners have gradually taken on the characteristic and plight of the boiled frog and have been unable and unwilling to recognize and resist changing conditions within our environment which ultimately spells our doom! Continue reading “The Parable of the Boiled Frog: The VA Department of Corrections’ Low-Intensity War Against In-person Contact Visits and the Privileges of a Complacent Prisoner-Class”

Virginia State Republicans’ Proxy War Against Poor, Black and Brown People and the Birth of the Free Virginia Movement.

By Uhuru B. Rowe*
June 10, 2016

Well, it seems another Virginia (VA) Governor may bite the dust. Recently, CNN reported that Democratic VA Governor, Terry McAuliffe, is under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Dept. of Justice for alleged improper financial contributions made to his 2013 Gubernatorial campaign by a Chinese businessman estimated to be worth $1 Billion. Continue reading “Virginia State Republicans’ Proxy War Against Poor, Black and Brown People and the Birth of the Free Virginia Movement.”

#BLACK LIVES HAVE NEVER MATTERED TO WHITE AMERICA

#BLACK LIVES HAVE NEVER MATTERED TO WHITE AMERICA

By Uhuru B. Rowe
July 10, 2016

From Texas to Minnesota to Louisiana to Tennessee…the power keg is bursting as it had done in the 1960s and 1970s at the height of the Black liberation and anti-war movements. As expected, the killing of five policeman in Texas was quickly labeled a “tragedy” by corporate news media, but they never label it a tragedy when unarmed Black or Brown people are blatantly assassinated on camera by the boys in blue, AND the assassins STILL are acquitted during a “show” trial in court of “law”, IF they are indicted at all. And that’s because -since 1619- Black and Brown Lives has never mattered to white America. Continue reading “#BLACK LIVES HAVE NEVER MATTERED TO WHITE AMERICA”