New Book: Policing The Black Body

November 11, 2017

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Orenthal James Simpson (OJ): Cultural Hero Redux

September 16, 2017

by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   He deceived us once.  Will he do it again? Orenthal James “O. J. ” Simpson, nicknamed “the Juice” is a former NCAA Collegiate football hero –having won the coveted Heisman…

Male Athletes and Sexual Violence Against Women

August 27, 2017

Ray Rice poster athlete for violence against women. by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery Boys Behaving Badly? Not really. They are simply doing what is accepted in their sport culture. Since the late 1990s scholars have been chronicling the…

Prisoners are Smart: But Not Smart Enough to Stay Out of Prison

July 12, 2017

Everyone knows that prisoners are smart. What everyone does not know is that they are not smart enough to remain free once released With approximately 2.3 million in American jails and prisons –and almost all of them returning home at…

There is an “ordinariness” to the police murders of Black men

June 23, 2017

                  By Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD Since August 26, 2016 when Colin  Kaepernick (who at that time was a San Francisco 49er quarterback) started taking a knee during…

In Black & White: The Violent Sexual Predator Crossing the Colorline

June 22, 2017

Angela J.Hattery, PhD & Earl Smith, PhD (2017) We have a theory.  Serial sexual male predators like Bill Cosby (1) Bill O’Reilly (2) and Darren Sharper (3) play out their violent fantasies often going after innocent women of a race…


January 7, 2017

The male “walk-on” in college sports, and in particular in football, has become a joke.  Announcers voraciously proclaim that Joe Blow or John Caric is or was just a walk on but now performs at a level above and beyond…

THEY ALL COME HOME: Returning Home From Jail or Prison

October 2, 2016

When Lamar M. exited the bus arriving at the New York City Port Authority from the Clinton Correctional Facility in the Village of Dannemora, upstate New York, he was lost. The last time he was in the city was 15…

MISSING BLACK MEN (part 2): Homicide

March 6, 2016

Introduction This post is not about the politically charged term “Black-On-Black-Crime.” Rather, it is about the early life death –or YEARS OF LIFE LOST (ILL)–of young black men between the ages of 15 and 34.  Most of whom are killed…


February 14, 2016

Introduction Several news stories are asking the question: “where have all the Black men gone?”  In fact the phenomenon has become known as the “missing-Black men phenomenon.” This post is interested in looking at three seemingly unrelated yet interconnected occurrences in…

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