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January 19 – Keynote speaker @ Unity Breakfast (Watertown, MA)

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Rap Goes to Court: When Lyrics Become Evidence In a Trial (The Root, April 8, 2014)

This week the Supreme Court of New Jersey is scheduled to hear final arguments in State v. Skinner, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on the criminal justice system.

The case reflects an alarming new trend in which lyrics by amateur rappers are used against them as evidence in criminal prosecutions.

Vonte Skinner, an admitted drug dealer and wannabe rapper, was arrested after a 2005 shooting and was found guilty in 2008 of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, largely on the basis of rap lyrics composed prior to the 2005 incident.

Here’s a sample from the 13 pages of lyrics in question, which were found by police in his girlfriend’s car and used as evidence of Skinner’s motive and tendency toward violence:  CLICK Here to read More

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EMMETT IN THE MEDIA

7.21.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Market Basket, All Revved Up, Pointless Neighborhood Happiness, Seth Mnookin”

7.14.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Probation Trial, All Revved Up, Bon Voyage World Cup, Sports Roundup”

7.7.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Anxious and Alone, All Revved Up, Hiawatha Bray”

6.23.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, John Fish, Olympics Debate, All Revved Up, World Cup”

6.16.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, All Revved Up, Bob Thompson, Atheist Spouses”

6.9.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Lottery, All Revved Up, Micro Lodging, Jared Bowen”

5.23.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary, Callie Crossley, Michael Jackson, Emily Rooney, Friday News Quiz”

5.12.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Sunday Blues, All Revved Up, Pledge of Allegiance, Michael Pollan”

5.5.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III Discuss Twitter Racism on BPR”

4.28.2014 – Emmett on WGBH TV’s “Sterling Controversy Highlights Racism in Sports”

4.28.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Sister Simone Campbell, All Revved Up, Donald Sterling, Nick Trout”

4.21.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Three-Hour Boston Marathon Special”

4.14.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, John Hockenberry, All Revved Up, Unplugging From Work, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera”

4.8.2014 – Emmett’s article on The Root: Rap Goes to Court: When Lyrics Become Evidence In a Trial”

4.7.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, ER Doc on Marathon, Three-Year College, All Revved Up, Asia Runs on Dunkin”

3.31.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, MBTA’s Late Night Service, All Revved Up, Simon Schama”

3.24.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Fighting Domestic Abuse In The Justice System, All Revved Up, Vern Laux”

3.17.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, AG Martha Coakley, All Revved Up, Presidents and TV”

3.10.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Late-Night Boston, All Revved Up, Bullying and Coaching, Food Labels”

3.3.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, All Revved Up, St. Patrick’s Parade, Oscars Wrap-Up”

Left of Black: Season 3 Episode 7
Hip Hop & Religion

Basic Black – “The Black Church, Hip Hop and Gay Marriage”

Book Tries to Bridge Black Church and Hip Hop

Basic Black – “Uncle Tom in the 21st Century”

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