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B-CU's Center for Law & Social Justice Director Dr. Randy Nelson Shares Right to Life for Black People on Let's Talk Nation

by: Randy Nelson, Ph.D.

As the nation comes to terms with the latest tragic encounter between law enforcement and an unarmed Black male in Minneapolis, Minnesota, many of us fully recognize that it is not a matter of if another tragic event will occur, but a matter of when and where? For this reason, the Center for Law & Social Justice has and will continue its efforts to train, research, and develop strategies to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve, particularly those with a historical fear and distrust of law enforcement.  

The law enforcement efforts to develop and strengthen community relations prior to a tragic incident, will significantly influence the local community's view and perception of law enforcement.  Rightly or wrongly, negative events may occur in one geographical location, but the ramifications can be felt by law enforcement and communities hundreds of miles away. 

To this end, B-CU’s Center for Law & Social Justice will remain a national leader in both thought and action relative to law enforcement recruitment, training, development, and community engagement strategies. Furthermore, we will continue to create and leverage the Center’s partnerships with state and national organizations, to include the Florida Sheriffs Association, National Association of Black in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), as well as esteemed research faculty from Florida A & M, Florida State, and Texas Southern Universities.

Join me on Monday, June 1 for Right to Life of Black People, Let’s Talk Nation at 7 PM EST on WOKB 1680 AM and Let’s Talk Nation USA on Facebook with Rob Love, Greg Jackson and Pastor Derrick McRae for a dire community conversation

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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