incarceration

T.I., Jada Pinkett Smith & Others React to Cyntoia Brown's Clemency

Court Rejects Cyntoia Brown’s Appeal

Cyntoia Brown’s appeal in January was rejected last week. If you recall, Brown had the…

prison

How Trump’s Criminal Justice Plan is Really More For-Profit Incarceration

Donald Trump’s recent moves on criminalization, like his immigration orders, are designed to oppress communities…

Valentine

Offering a Valentine for Louisiana Children Facing the System Alone

For many of us, thinking about Valentine’s Day conjures childhood memories of making an assortment of…

Atlanta

‘Atlanta’ Opens Up Conversations About Mental Health and Incarceration

Recently, I was watching an episode of FX’s new hit comedy Atlanta when a conversation…

It’s Time We Recognize Black Lives Matter Behind Bars, Too

Similar to police officers on the streets, violence between guards in jails and prisons is…

Repping and Reforming Through Hip-Hop at Rikers Island

In Empire’s second season, during the his short prison bid, Lucious Lyon smuggled recording equipment inside,…

The Lesser Known Hindrance for the Formerly Incarcerated

The emerging consensus that our country’s punitive and costly experiment with mass incarceration has failed…

Bill Clinton, “Black Lives” and the Myths of the 1994 Crime Bill

Bill Clinton’s recent confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia has rekindled debate about…

How Reality TV Tackles the Issue of Black Incarceration

Our families may be reluctant to talk about the rebellious cousin or mysterious uncle who’s…

Why Casting a Ballot Is More Crucial Than Ever for Black Men

This November’s election represents an important opportunity for Black men. In urban, rural and suburban…