Monthly Archives: October 2011

Black Berets, White Coats
: The Black Panther Party for Medical Self-Defense

Black Berets, White Coats
:The Black Panther Party for Medical Self-Defense The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded 45 years ago this month by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, is generally remembered for its black berets, revolutionary rhetoric and shootouts … Continue reading

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Derrick Bell: Mourning and Missing a Mentor

I am deeply saddened by the passing of the committed scholar-activist Derrick Bell on October 5, 2011 at the age of 80. Professor Bell was never my teacher in a formal sense. He nevertheless had a profound influence on me. … Continue reading

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