FROM BLACK POWER to PRISON POWER: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union (2012)

On Thursday, June 23, 1977, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Jones v. North...




From Black Power to Hip Hop: Discussing Race, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment Through the "War On" Paradigm, Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice (forthcoming) (2011)

Our near obsessive praising of the long (gone) Civil Rights Movement, and our over reliance...



Who Killed Oscar Grant?: A Legal-Eulogy of the Cultural Logic of Black Hyper-Policing in the post-Civil Rights Era, Southern University Journal Race, Gender, and Poverty (2010)

To explain the cultural logic associated with the appalling shooting death of African American Oscar...



The Jena Six and Black Punishment: Law and Raw Life in the Domain of Non-Existence (with Tryon P. Woods), Seattle Journal for Social Justice (2008)

This article examines the case of the Jena 6 as a barometer of racial justice...



Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain: How Law ‘Works’ Behind Prison Walls, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2006)

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