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

Latest posts

  1. Message from Black & Pink Leadership Circle — November 30, 2017
  2. Letters from Our Family (November 2017) — November 10, 2017
  3. Message from Tray (November 2017) — November 9, 2017
  4. Letters to our Family (September 2017) — September 20, 2017
  5. Welcome Message from New National Director, Tray Johns! — September 13, 2017

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  1. Prison Censorship in America: The Ashley Jean Arnold Case — 4 comments
  2. Books for Queers – Read with Pride 2017 — 3 comments

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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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Message from Jason (April 2017)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you well. I am writing this note on the Spring Equinox, imagining the life peeking out from under some of the snow we have here in Boston. I am glad to see the winter go, as my friend Tyrone said, “We survived our first of four winters under …

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Hosts needed in Chicago for National Gathering

Chicago is hosting Black & Pink’s National Gathering this year! We are looking for Chicago folks to host members coming in for this event! If you are interested or know someone who is interested, fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/bgcQz4eykjhYkWFt1

First Working Group Meetings Call Schedule

After a process of building a new structure for Black and Pink’s national work, we are kicking off national working groups focused on specific work areas. These first calls will be about getting to know each other, introducing the general idea behind the projects, and deciding how best to move the group’s work forward. Even …

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Welcome Monica James, National Organizer!

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have hired Monica James as the first ever National Organizer for Black and Pink. Monica will start working with us in mid-March. We are so excited to have her on board. Monica will be responsible for supporting chapters, both inside and outside of prison, coordinating national working …

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Volunteers needed for new working groups

We are creating 10 new working groups and we need you to volunteer! These 10 working groups will meet over the phone or on video chats and will be responsible for strengthening Black and Pink’s efforts. These working groups will have staff support from the National Director or the National Organizer from Black and Pink. …

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Letters to Our Family (February 2017)

My name is Kara Rene B.  I am a transgender female prisoner currently incarcerated at WCI in Ohio. I would like to share an experience with you about how the State Constantly negates my rights as a transgender prisoner. One day there was a fundraiser and we could pay for pictures at $4.00 per photo.  …

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