November 18 – Preaching @ Chapel Services (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA)

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

January 29 – 31 – Presenter @ Symposium on Worship (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI)

February 24 & 26 – Speaker @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston courses ““Hollywood Glamour and the Birth of the Cool” (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 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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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”

8.25.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, AG Candidate Maura Healey, All Revved Up, Pres. Golfing, Sports”

8.4.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Politics, Market Basket, All Revved Up, Handshake, Priests in Movies”

7.28.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Monday Politics, Cameras in School Buses, All Revved Up, ‘Poor Door’, Sports”

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”

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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