The Power of Labels: Murder & Society

By Ivan Kilgore I’ve been looking at this for quite some time: the power of labels! Recently, I was speaking with one of the comrades who, up until Senate Bill 1437 was passed in California, had been serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole after being convicted in a first-degree murder case. …

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Four Gut Wrenching Radio Interviews on the Rhetoric of Prison Rehabilitation in California.

Listen to four gut-wrenching radio interviews on the rhetoric of prison rehabilitation by United Black Family Scholarship Foundation founder Ivan Kilgore. Hosted on Prison radio. Click on the following links: https://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/ivan-kilgore/contradictions-rhetoric-prison-rehabilitation-1-442-ivan-kilgore https://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/ivan-kilgore/contradictions-rhetoric-prison-rehabilitation-1-521-ivan-kilgore https://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/ivan-kilgore/contradictions-rhetoric-prison-rehabilitation-1-348-ivan-kilgore https://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/ivan-kilgore/contradictions-rhetoric-prison-rehabilitation-4-509-ivan-kilgore

Socialism vs. Capitalism: Food For Thought!

It done got real UBF fam! Tomorrow (Sunday, August 18th ) our most recent addition to the organization, Cedric O'Bannon, informed he will be conducting a video interview with the following individuals for an international conference on socialism. On behalf of the organization, he requested UBF founder Ivan Kilgore submit the following questions to be …

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The Terrible Beauty Of Hip Hop,Ft.Ivan Kilgore,Mike B & Big Chief at O.T.S Studio,Engineer Big Chief – SoundCloud

Listen to The Terrible Beauty Of Hip Hop, Ft. Ivan Kilgore, Mike B & Big Chief at O.T.S Studio, Engineer Big Chief by Da_Biggest_Chief #np on #SoundCloud Lets hear what these guys gotta say https://soundcloud.com/da_biggest_chief/the-terrible-beauty-of-hip-hop

University of California, Irvine Prison Pandemic Oral Archive

Hear the testimonies of those inside. New site shares personal stories of COVID conditions inside California’s state prisons in effort to raise awareness, action Irvine, Calif. — Limited access to cleaning supplies and protective face coverings. Months-long, 24-hour lockdowns with no family visits. Living quarters that make social distancing next to impossible. And a case rate …

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UBF Juvenile Mentoring Program

In order for tomorrow's youth to become leaders and not statistics, they require the support of the greater community. With all the controversy surrounding mass incarceration of adult African American males, little, if anything, has been said about the fact that in some states as much as 77% of the youth incarcerated are African American. …

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A Talk To Teachers

By James Baldwin Delivered October 16, 1963, as "The Negro Child--His Self-Image" Let’s begin by saying that we are living through a very dangerous time. Everyone in this room is in one way or another aware of that. We are in a revolutionary situation, no matter how unpopular that word has become in this country. …

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This Month’s Prison Reading List Favorite: Can You See Yourself With It?

By Mandrel Miller G29534P.O. Box 1902Tehachapi, CA 93581 In 2006, I was in the Wayside facility of the LA County Jail fighting at three-strike case for robbery when I met this OG pimp named “Dark Gable.” Dark Gable was in his early forties, about 6′ 2” with dark skin and an afro. He always kept …

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A Decade of Criminal Justice Reform: Have We Moved The Needle?

A Decade of Criminal Justice Reform: Have We Moved the Needle? What this panel is about: Have We Moved The Needle? Just how much has changed over the course of the past decade in terms of Criminal Justice Reform and abolition efforts? Naturally, these questions beg of us to explore whether or not we, as …

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