Artist Glenn Kaino’s Pioneering “Pass The Baton” NFT Project for Civil Rights

Amidst all the staggering figures that have been associated with crypto and NFTs in 2021, the 86.40 ETH or $347,355 (at the time of publish) that has been raised for non-profit partners and civil rights initiatives, by artist Glenn Kaino and Olympian and activist Tommie Smith, might arguably be the most pioneering use of the technology. For their “Pass The Baton” blockchain campaign—which can be …

Not One Person T-Shirt

From cannabis-delivery service BlackBirdGo, the Not One Person T-shirt makes its statement perfectly clear: “No one person should be in prison for cannabis.” The message—along with a black and white photo—is screen-printed on the garment, emphasizing the work that still needs to be done in providing justice to those incarcerated for cannabis-related incidents. To that end, proceeds from this shirt go to the Last Prisoner Project—a …

Benevolence Farm Opens Pathways For Formerly Incarcerated Women

On 13 acres in North Carolina, Benevolence Farm—founded by Tanya Jisa—exists as an employment and residency program that helps recently incarcerated women adjust to life after prison. Through fair wages, housing and a connection to nature, this initiative provides residents with a system of support that the criminal justice system fails to supply. While it’s creating pathways toward a sustainable, employed future for residents—and has …