AFRO inside look: The benefits of sound healing

By Aria Brent AFRO Staff Writer Regardless of the genre, music plays a special role in the human experience by providing us with sounds that help define certain moments, feelings and occasions. Everyone seems to have a soundtrack to their life.  Certain sounds can connect with and impact different parts of the body–even everyday noises can


Opinion: Why mass incarceration still has mass appeal

By Hiram Jackson, Word in Black America’s love affair with incarceration unnecessarily deprives people of their freedom. It also comes with enormous social and economic costs for formerly incarcerated individuals, their families and their communities. More than 10.2 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, mostly as pre-trial detainees, remand prisoners or