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


The Pulse of Entertainment: Latin Jazz Superstar Elisa Gomez Taylor Garners the People’s Choice Award from Los Angeles’ BMA Honors

Elisa Gomez Taylor garners the People’s Choice Award from the Los Angeles Black Music Awards. *“It was this past Saturday…the Los Angeles Black Music Awards,” said Jazz/R&B/Latin-Soul singer/songwriter Elisa Gomez Taylor at the time of our interview when I asked about the event that honored her with the People’s Choice Award. “My husband was there…I


AT&T executive LaTara Harris leaves Corporate America to head Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com LaTara Harris, the former director of external and legislative affairs for AT&T in the Mid-Atlantic region, has returned to the nonprofit sector. Harris, who started her career working for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), became the CEO and president of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Crittenton)


Rainbow PUSH conference, celebration opens in Atlanta

By Texas Metro News Engaging discussions about political and criminal justice reform kicked off the 24th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta on Thursday, October 19, 2023. The two-day conference, Honoring the Legacy & Pivot, focuses on “preserving the legacy through the introduction of the new Rainbow PUSH Coalition President/CEO Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III,”