Posts Tagged ‘Law’

Bad 40 known by the Court of Law as Lawrence White aka 40 Glocc is in an active case to defend himself. “They are using my songs against me. I thought the Constitution of the United States of America which is where I live grants me the first amendment which is freedom speech, I mean that’s what I read,” says Big Bad 40.  Last month the San Bernardino Count District Attorney’s office said they have supporting evidence showing the rappers’ top status in a gang.

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By special request, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall will reprise her lecture series on race and the law. “Although this series on race was planned before the Henry Gates incident,” says Browne-Marshall, “it reminds us that issues of racial profiling and discrimination are part of America’s past and present.”

Prof. Henry Gates, African-American, was arrested in his home by a White Cambridge officer amid claims of racial profiling. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the author of the best-selling book Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge). With a foreword by Derrick Bell, the book examines Race and Criminal Justice, Voting Rights, Property Rights, Civil Liberties, the Military, Internationalism, and Education. The Criminal Justice chapter contains cases and comments on racial profiling. Cornel West said Race, Law, and American Society “is a gem.” The 2009 recipient of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award for her work with racial justice and women’s equality, Browne-Marshall is an award-winning playwright as well as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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