[Chair of the Freelance Task Force at NABJ]
Shanita Hubbard is a student of motherhood, a passionate social justice advocate, writer, and speaker. Her passion for social justice stems from a personal understanding of how families of color are disproportionally impacted by mass incarceration. This passion has been translated into action in the form of a justice-centered career and education. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University, Shanita created a diverse career reflective of her life passions. From working as a therapist for youth on probation, operating job readiness programs for formerly incarcerated adults, directing youth alternative-to-incarceration programs, grant writing, and now an Adjunct Criminal Justice Professor, Journalist and Speaker, Shanita continues to find creative ways to combat social injustice. Her creativity is also displayed via writing. Her writing is featured in The New York Times, The collector’s edition of #BlackTravel: The Anthology, ESSENCE, Fusion, The Root, EBONY Magazine, Griots Republic, Abernathy Magazine, and a host of other publications.
Raising a Black Daughter in a Red State