Time has been unkind to the incarcerated Black people inside Arizona prisons. Day in and day out they have suffered badly at the hands of the White supremacy regime who sit at the helm of this agency not only in the chairs of wardens throughout the state but also on the fourth floor in Phoenix where all the policies and strategies are drawn on a large board hanging on the wall inside their conference room.
Black prisoners are powerless pawns in a game of chess and political tricks that has them at a distinct disadvantage. They are a minority among the Whites and Mexicans. They are one step above Native Americans in numbers but do not fit in several social groups on many open yards throughout the state. They are in fact outcasts among those cast away by society through the criminal justice system.
Racism fuels violence and hate as it spreads like wildfires in a Southwest territory that has an abundance of fuel laying on the ground throughout the desert region waiting for someone to light a match and set it ablaze. Today there is much racism hidden under the carpet of those in power because of their own ideology where these Black people belong on the caste system they have developed through cultural insensitivities and biased thinking
There is a race war going on inside of Arizona prisons but nothing is being done to stop the violence. There are sporadic homicides and numerous assaults taking place as the agency hushes their failures to stop such behaviors. The war is between Mexicans and Blacks and is fueled by the White gangs in charge of the prisons as well as serving proxy for the administration on the yards through silent disregard of their subversive actions to stoke the fire and create the tension needed to keep this war going
The war is a carryover from the California prison wars between the Mexicans and Blacks. It has been going on for decades but not attention has been paid to it since it has become a daily event of street killings and prison related murders. There is a weak truce ongoing after the riot in Kaibab but it won’t hold for very much longer. There is a new group appearing on the horizon and it is gathering strength in numbers mainly due to the fact they need to group up for protection and survival.
This new groups has already existed in our communities but is new to Arizona prisons. This group is called the New Afrikan Revolutionary group and it’s ready to fight for its own survival inside these corrupted prisons. “The Republic of New Africa believes that Black People in Amerikay make up a nation of people, a people separate and apart from the Americana people. The RNA also believes that as a nation of people, we are entitled to all of the rights of a nation, including the right to land and self-determination."
"The RNA further believes that all the land in Amerikay, upon which Black People have lived for a long time, worked and made rich as slaves, and fought to survive on is land that belongs to us as a People. We must gain control of that land because land is the basis of independence, freedom, justice and equality. We cannot talk about self-determination without talking about land.”
The New Afrikan group has formed to stand and defend their principles and existence. They realized it was time to end the running and face their revolutionary consciousness that they have a right to co-exist in this violence twisted and evil-minded social family setting called prison gangs and are organizing to survive their legacy against oppression and even slavery since inmate labor is cheap and plentiful.
It will reflect in the years to come that these Black social circles will eventually become validated prison gang or disruptive group as they will arm themselves and defend their rights inside the prison walls. History will also reflect the fact that this group was created out of the need to organize and band together in order to give themselves the protection that the administrators fail to give them under the equal protection laws of the United States.
These people will begin teaching revolutionary ideals that will draw them away from our own government and formulate a government of their own inside and outside our prisons