February 28 – Speaker @ “A Conversation on Contemporary Black American Issues With Special Guests: Emmett G. Price III and Jabari Asim” (Papercuts J.P., Jamaica Plain, MA)

March 13 – Moderator @ Fair Housing Conference Panel (Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA) Website:


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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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1.26.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Racial Profiling on Campus: ‘Every Black Man is a Suspect’”

1.19.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Would Dr. King Approve of the I93 Blockade?”

1.19.2015 – Emmett featured in Watertown News Article, “Martin Luther King Celebrated at Watertown Unity Breakfast”

1.5.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III Talk About Late Sen. Edward Brooke”

12.29.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: DeBlasio ‘Caught Between Role of Activist and Mayor’”

12.16.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Protestors and Police Get Testy, and the ‘Pope Watch’ Continues”

12.8.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Will There Be a Second Act for Michael Brown and Eric Garner Protestors?”

12.1.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Aftermath in Ferguson and Cleveland”

11.24.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Media Clamor Over the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision”

11.17.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Skeletons in the Comedian’s Closet”

11.10.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Weekly ‘Pope Watch’ on Boston Public Radio”

10.27.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Marching on Newbury Street Because ‘Black Lives Matter’”

10.20.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Catholic Bishops Differ on Divorce, Cohabitation, Role of Gays in Church”

10.13.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Trust, Law Enforcement, and the US Racial Divide’”

10.6.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: A Racially-Charged Cartoon and the ‘Wounds of Race’”

9.29.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: It Seems Like Open Season on Black Boys”

9.22.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Can Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson Redeem Themselves?”

9.15.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Is Corporal Punishment a Parental Right?”

9.8.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Primary Preview, Shira Springer, All Revved Up, Are You Voting?, Corby Kummer”

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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