Jacinta Howard


United States

Jacinta Howard is an Atlanta-based award-nominated culture and music writer. She's served as the entertainment editor at Upscale Magazine, the music editor at Rolling Out, an editor at Rock The Bells, and a contributing arts and music writer at Creative Loafing. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Paste Magazine, BET, Shondaland, The Source, Denver Westword, HipHopDX, XXL Magazine, The Asheville Citizen-Times, Thrillist, and Eater Atlanta, where in 2022 she was nominated for an ASME Award. Additionally, her journalism work was featured in a time capsule honoring hip-hop's 50th anniversary by the City of Atlanta.

Beyond journalism, Jacinta is an award-nominated novelist. She has authored over ten books, including the USA Today "Must Read" new adult novel, 'Happiness In Jersey' from her Amazon bestselling series, The Prototype. Her books have been highlighted in OkayAfrica, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Access Atlanta, Rough Draft Atlanta, and Book Riot.

Atlanta Magazine
What hip-hop owes to the Atlanta University Center

Atlanta hip-hop would not be what it is today without the Atlanta University Center. It's a bold statement, but one that rings true-the roster of artists, DJs, and music executives who've graced the AUC campuses is a veritable who's who of the music industry, and the AUC has been instrumental in molding the fabric of Atlanta's hip-hop culture.

Atlanta Magazine
How Atlanta's romance writers are finding new, younger audiences

At its core, the romance novel satisfies a fundamental human desire to experience love. In a world that often feels less and less safe, the assurance of an "HEA" (happily ever after) or "HFN" (happy for now) that a romance novel provides is comforting.

Classic Albums: 'Death Certificate' by Ice Cube

In 1991, no one was more dangerous, more controversial, and more important than Ice Cube. The West Coast icon's sophomore album cemented as the voice for a specific kind of Black male rage. Jacinta Howard looks back.

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Classic Atlanta Vibes vs. New Atlanta Favorites

Experience past and present Black culture in Atlanta at these iconic historic locations and the newest must-visit bars, museums and neighborhoods.