Police Brutality

Policing Black Bodies 5

September 4, 2020

Join Dr. Earl Smith, Dr. Howard Henderson, Keturah Heron, and Cherise Fanno Burdeen for the final installment of Policing Black Bodies. Thursday, September 10, 2-3:30 PM for a conversation about the history of the police, the impact of militarization, and…


July 15, 2020

From the rose garden Donald Trump tells the public that whites are killed more often by the police than Black people. White people are 60.4% of the U.S. population.  Black people are 13.4% of the US population.  This means that…

Webinar: Policing Black Bodies II

July 9, 2020

Join Us July 14, 2020 4:00 pm ET for a Free Live Discussion Policing Black Bodies II: Race + Pretrial Practices Featuring Policing Black Bodies co-authors Drs. Angela Hattery and Earl Smith Panelists: Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Partner, Pretrial Justice…

Violence, White Supremacy and the Value of the Black Body

May 29, 2020

Many people may be surprised by not only the police violence in Minneapolis, but also by the protests that are ravaging the city. Isn’t that a “white” state? It’s not in the south? Why are Black people there so angry…

President Donald Trump’s War on Black Athletes (2018)

September 3, 2018

Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD Pre-game season, 2018 and it is on already.  At Thursday, August 9th and Friday August 10th NFL pre-games professional football players, in a variety of ways, demonstrated as they have over the…


August 9, 2018

Since the end of “March Madness” 2018 (4/2/18) when Villanova beat the opposing team Michigan (79-62) there have been approximately 20 Black men killed by the police. During this time other Black men have been tased, beaten and thrown on…

President of USA Donald J. Trump & Black Athletes

August 4, 2018

by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   One of the strangest phenomena of the last several years is having President Donald Trump, President of the United States of America take direct negative aim at Black athletes.  Whether…

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