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Akiba Solomon is a senior editor at The Marshall Project. She is an NABJ-Award winning journalist from West Philadelphia. The Howard University graduate has served as senior editorial director at Colorlines and has written about culture and the intersection between gender and race for Dissent, Essence, Glamour and POZ. Solomon has also been a health editor for Essence, a researcher for Glamour and a senior editor for the print versions of Vibe Vixen and The Source. Solomon recently co-authored “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance” (Bold Type Books, March 2019).
Twitter @akibasolomon
Rethinking the words journalists use to talk about people who are currently or previously incarcerated.
Journalism is a discipline of clarity. That’s why we’ve solidified our policy about how we talk about people who are currently in or have previously been in prison and jail.
Life Inside December 12, 2019
I barely remember my birthplace, Jamaica, and I have no family left there. Frankly, I’m terrified.