Hello! My name is Shyra Stevens and I am a senior at the University of Maryland. I am a Communications major with a minor in both Business and Black Women Studies. I am all things fabulous with a strong interest in history especially topics related to Black history.
My interest in mass incarceration was discovered while researching the lifestyle of former slavers after emancipation. As I learned about sharecropping and how it was a system created designed to find a way to create “legal slavery” I instantly made a connection to the prison system, with the help of the “13th” documentary I was able to understand how government and corporations are able to profit off of the Black body that is incarcerated.
In this Blog we aim to provide content that is entertaining yet informative and unapologetically honest. I hope that if nothing else, you are able to gain a better understanding of many components that makes this issue…..an issue.