Henrietta Lacks’ 103rd birthday marked by court settlement for use of HeLa cells, Ben Crump and descendants celebrate

Attorney Ben Crump, second from left, walks with Ron Lacks, left, Alfred Lacks Carter, third from left, both grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, and other descendants of Lacks, outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Oct. 4, 2021. The family of Henrietta Lacks settled a lawsuit against the biotechnology company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, for an undisclosed amount


New report outlines social interventions to end mass incarceration and improve public safety

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia As the United States commemorates 50 years of mass incarceration, researchers and experts call for a comprehensive reimagining of the public safety infrastructure to prevent another 50 years of this troubling trend.The Sentencing Project, a leading criminal justice reform organization, has released a groundbreaking report


AFRO inside look: meet Jamye Wooten, founder of CLLCTIVLY, the Black philanthropy network 

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Southwest Baltimore native Jamye Wooten is the creator of CLLCTIVLY, which brings together Black-led social change organizations in Greater Baltimore to spur collaboration and maximize impact.  The organization maintains an online directory of existing organizations in the area to prevent the fragmentation and duplication of services. It also engages the