|Present||Assistant Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School|
|Present||Director, Business Enterprise Law Clinic, John Marshall Law School|
|JD, New York University ‐ School of Law|
The Everyday Economic Violence of Black Life ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (2017)
A review of Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation. All too often, what is missing from the mainstream discourse aroundrace is the historical and political context that has shaped the present ...
Building Community, Still Thirsty for Justice: Supporting Community Development Efforts in Baltimore Journal of Affordable Housing (2016)
Baltimore is a city of many challenges, but it possesses true communitybased strength. The city’s residents and community organizations are its greatest assets. This article highlights some of the community’s work and how the Community ...
Human Rights Shadow Reports & Testimony (2)
Workers' Human Rights in Indiana: A Critical Look At Recent Violations All Faculty Scholarship (2014)
This shadow report broadly summarizes recent working-class experiences in Indiana resulting from policies and activities of political and business elites. These activities include: broad denials of workers’ rights; efforts to suppress voting rights; policies and ...
Policy Briefs & Op Eds (3)
Forthcoming and Prepublication Versions (2)
Black economic solidarity in education: A community-based approach for Black urban schools and neighborhoods (2017)
This article explores how Black economic solidarity might be employed as an alternative community-based education reform strategy to equitably support urban schools and community development in Black neighborhoods. We consider this alternative strategy within the ...
People Over Profit: Towards A Solidarity Economy Approach to Community Economic Development (2017)
This Article explores the theory and praxis of the solidarity economy movement as a new framework for community economic development (CED). Many CED scholars have critiqued the limitations of the current dominant approach of “market-based” ...
Intersectionality and Development: Exploring Equity in All Dimensions Feminist Legal Theory Conference (2017)
Equity is a word that gets thrown around often in economic development. Terms such as equitable development, regional equity, and equitable growth all too often become little more than rhetorical intent concerning development initiatives, as ...
Economic Justice: Building Black-led Solidarity Economies National Conference of Black Lawyers (2016)
In asserting our right to self-determination, Black community-based institutions must control the resources and organizations that provide for the material needs of the Black community. As capitalism has never served the masses of Black people, ...