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Bo Jackson

June 4, 2024

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson (11/ 30/62) Bo Jackson is the 8th of 10 children to Florence Bonds and A.D. Adams, born in the state of Alabama. Bo attended high school in Alabama – McAdory High School in McCalla where he…

Earl Campbell

May 27, 2024

Earl Christian Campbell–March 29, 1955–Tyler, TX.  Hence the nickname “The Tyler Rose” is best known as a bruising running back that went from the John Tyler High School to the University of Texas at Austin to the Houston Oilers (1978-1984)…

Dr. Earl Smith was a featured guest on the Representations Webinar with Dr. Carolyn Heldman

December 13, 2023

Dr. Earl Smith was a featured guest on the Representations Webinar with Dr. Carolyn Heldman where they discussed the Gender-Based Violence in Sport Database. Watch more here!

Financial Support for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

October 27, 2023

One of the byproducts of both physical and emotional abuse is a lack of self-esteem. How can survivors overcome that? This is a great question! Part of the goal of emotional abuse is for the victim/survivor to doubt themselves, believe…

Ending solitary confinement to decrease racial disparities with prisons

July 25, 2023

By Angela Hattery and Earl Smith The Fulcrum Solitary confinement — the practice of putting incarcerated people alone in small cells to drastically limit their interactions with others — is commonly applied as a means of further punishing people who…

Dr. Smith and Dr. Hattery speak to Social Workers and Allies Against Solitary Confinement about their book Way Down in the Hole

May 8, 2023

Way Down in the Hole – the Violence of Solitary Confinement; Plus, Our Resistance in Residence Artist is Candice Wicks-Davis | KPFA

April 11, 2023

Thousands of people languish in solitary confinement every day around this country. In today’s episode, we’re in conversation with the authors of a new book: Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement,…

Ineffective policies for gender-based violence in sports result in a lack of accountability

April 5, 2023

Angela J. Hattery, Earl Smith, Katelyn Foltz, and Marissa Kiss In the weeks leading up to the 2023 Superbowl game, San Francisco 49ers’ defensive player Charles Omenihu was allowed to play in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles after being arrested and charged…

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Announces the Release of the Gender-Based Violence in Sports Database!

March 2, 2023

This unique database catalogs cases of gender-based violence (sexual and intimate partner violence) perpetrated by athletes, coaches, and staff as well as cases in which gender-based violence in which athletes are the victims. You can access the database here: https://smithandhattery.com/gbv…

“Way Down in the Hole” — The Agonies of Solitary Confinement (Jan 2023)

January 4, 2023

By Bill Littlefield Some readers may be surprised to learn that a high percentage of the men and women who spend time in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with severe mental illness.  Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and…