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Name: Black and Pink
Date registered: April 17, 2007

Latest posts

  1. Letters from Our Family (Oct. 2018) — October 2, 2018
  2. Message from Dominique (September 2018) — September 28, 2018
  3. Letters From Our Family (July 2018) — July 23, 2018
  4. Message from Dominique (July 2018) — July 17, 2018
  5. Letters from Our Family (May 2018) — May 15, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Books for Queers – Read with Pride 2017 — 5 comments
  2. Prison Censorship in America: The Ashley Jean Arnold Case — 4 comments
  3. Letters to Our Family (May 2016) — 2 comments
  4. Message from Dominique (May 2018) — 2 comments

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Welcome Message from New National Director, Tray Johns!

Dear Members, Aloha and Greetings to you all, I would like to formally introduce myself. I am Tray Johns (pronouns, she, her, him, he, they, or just tray), the new National Director for Black & Pink. First off, let me express how humble I am to accept this enormous responsibility and immediately give you the …

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Farewell Message from Jason

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As you turn the pages of this magazine, I hope you feel the love and dedication that so many people put into making this happen. I hope you feel the care that volunteers and other prisoners are offering to you. I hope you …

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Letters to Our Family (July/Aug. 2017)

Greetings – Just FYI Black & Pink is making a difference in the lives of oppressed people who happen to be incarcerated in the state of Illinois. The Chicago chapter is one to be truly proud of. They were instrumental in me being transferred here to Dixon C.C., which has a mental health unit. They …

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Message from Jason (July/Aug. 2017)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I have been receiving letters from some people that the heat is unbearable, especially in some of the southern states. I’m hearing from some folks that the air conditioning isn’t on and there are no windows to open. We have sent a few …

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Letters to Our Family (June 2016)

To everyone in the LGBTQ Community, I would like to reach out and 1) say thank you for all of your time that you have put into the Black & Pink newspaper. It is all encouraging to see that there are people out there who understand and know exactly what I am going through. It’s …

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Message from Jason (June 2017)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I just finished eating a very tasty brownie. It made me think, briefly, about this amazing microwave cake that friends of mine made when I was locked up at Devens years ago. While the food offered by the prisons could not be more …

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Books for Queers – Read with Pride 2017

  HELP LGBTQ AND HIV+ PRISONERS READ WITH PRIDE THIS JUNE Books can become a lifeline for incarcerated folks but they generally have little access to reading material and incarcerated LGBTQ+ people can have a particularly hard time finding books that meet their needs of identity representation. Donating queer books to our local prisons’ libraries …

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Letters to Our Family (May 2016)

Dear Black and Pink Family, I’m in a federal prison in New Jersey via a joint military base. Compared to the responses of letters you receive, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of federal inmates that correspond to Black and Pink. Federal prisons restrict a lot of things that state prisons easily receive, and …

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Message from Jason (May 2016)

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I am sitting here in my apartment trying to keep my cat from jumping up on the table, but I am failing. He is all grey, very soft, and I let him get away with anything, it’s a problem. His name is Vanzetti, …

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Letters to Our Family (April 2017)

Black & Pink Family, Hey, my name is Koriana, I’m 21 years old and I’m in Chillicothe Correctional Center. I’ve been locked up for 2 1/2 years and I still have another year and a half left. I’ve been getting these Black & Pink newsletters for a while, but I feel like this last one …

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