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On Charleston: Black Genocide as Rapture by Ahmad Greene-Hayes

Image Credit: Funeral Procession by T. Coleman On Charleston: Black Genocide as Rapture Ahmad Greene-Hayes | _@BrothaG | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Published in 1992, Derrick Bell’s The Space Traders tells the story of munificent...Show More Summary

Choosing to be Black? "Space Traders" from Cosmic Slop (dir. Reginald Hudlin)

"Space Traders" was one Derrick Bell's more provocative essays from Faces at the Bottom of the Well, raising the ultimate existential question about what it means to be Black--and who gets to choose. The essay was brilliantly turned into a short film, with a screenplay from Trey Ellis and direction from Reginald Hudlin. Show More Summary

UFC's Shawn Jordan says Derrick Lewis attacked him after bell in first meeting

Derrick Lewis and Shawn Jordan faced off for the first time in 2010 with Jordan getting the decision win. The two men will run it back on the biggest stage in the sport when they fight at UFC Fight Night 68.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos

NBA Stars Perform “Jingle Bells” by Sinking Three-Pointers

2 years agoNews : NewsFeed

As if three-pointers weren’t hard enough to make, a new NBA promo shows basketball players Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Steve Nash, James Harden and Stephen Curry nailing those shots to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” Since the YouTube video was uploaded on Nov. 14, it has proven to be a slam dunk, racking up more than 2 million views. LIST: 12 Random Things Shaq Has Endorsed

NBA Players Play 'Jingle Bells' With Jump Shots In A Great Christmas Commercial

The NBA just released a 30-second ad for its Christmas day games, and it's pretty clever. In the commercial, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden, and Steve Nash shoot jump shots on hoops rigged with bells. When theShow More Summary

Epitaph for a mediator

RACIAL politics were a lot more charged back in 1991, when Derrick Bell, then a professor at Harvard law school, went on strike to demand the hiring of a black woman faculty member, and at the same moment inadvertently launched the political career of the student who would become America's first black president. Show More Summary

Watch: Funny 'TDKR' Parody of 'Batman Smells' by Derrick Comedy

"Jingle bells. Batman smells. Robin laid an egg." Everyone knows that classic "children's parody rhyme" involving Batman's smelly ways. What if, instead of all the comics, Christopher Nolan's Batman series was based on that rhyme asShow More Summary

"[T]he quiet succor Obama gave to black homophobes with his 'evolving' line on gay marriage was always just as ugly as it was unnecessary..."

... writes John McWhorter article in TNR. [P]lus, for someone of his demographic and biography, it was more than a little fake. (Did the Harvard Law Review Editor hugging Derrick Bell in that 1991 video really think two men shouldn’t...Show More Summary

PJ Media's stupid effort to attack Obama through Derrick Bell's book "Afrolantica Legacies."

Did anyone over there realize how dumb this is? As a 28-year-old student at Harvard Law Barack Obama supported the activism of Professor Derrick Bell and urged his peers to open their hearts and minds to the words of Critical Race Theory's...Show More Summary

Introducing E. Christi Cunningham, the Department of Labor's Derrick Bell

Today, I write about E. Christi Cunningham, a Howard University law professor and associate assistant secretary for regulatory affairs at the Department of Labor. Cunningham appears not to have noticed that the United States has a black...Show More Summary

Fox News Hires Supporter of Jeremiah Wright and Derrick Bell

Fox News is once again moving to the left, hoping to avoid left-wing attacks on its news operations and commentators. But the move risks alienating conservative viewers. The current controversy involves new Fox News contributor Santita Jackson, who lists the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., as being among her personal “activities and interests” on her [...]

Demetrius Bell leaves Philly without a contract

The Eagles’ search for a new tackle continues. Free-agent Demetrius Bell, who spent his first four seasons with the Bills, has left Philly without a contract, according to Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com. Bell has drawn interest from several teams, including the Steelers, Redskins, Cardinals, and Packers.  The fact that he hasn’t signed suggests that his…

Chart of the Day: Fox News and Trayvon Martin

I've noted on several occasions that Fox News spent pretty much the entire summer of 2010 fanning the flames of xenophobia and racial resentment, and a few days ago I wondered if the ridiculous Derrick Bell incident foreshadowed a reprise during this year's election summer. Show More Summary

Race-Obsessed Radicals and Guns

The Breitbrats are still “vetting” Derrick Bell and his critical race theory. Apparently to even suggest that U.S. institutions might be rigged to favor white people is an outrageous lie promoted by “race-obsessed radicals.” Worse, say the Breitbrats, critical race theory is even being used “as a foundation to encourage teachers, students, and school systems [...]

Defending Against Right-Wing Attacks

There is such a thing as honor. And when the honor of a great man is attacked, there must be a response. Professor Derrick Bell, who passed away last October, was a great man. His legacy to the legal profession, to civil rights law and...Show More Summary

Debunked: Lie That Derrick Bell Was ‘Fervent Admirer,’ ‘Loved’ New Black Panther Founder

3 years agoNews : Mediaite

The life and legacy of the late Professor Derrick Bell has come under vicious assault by conservatives hell-bent on salvaging Breitbart.com's Barack Obama "bombshell," which turned out to be a toy gun that shoots out a flag that says "Bang! Black Guys Hugging!" One of the lies being told about Prof. Show More Summary

Videos: Advocacy of Killing White Babies, and Barack Obama’s Pals Who Saw Little Problem with Such Advocacy

Recall how Khalid Muhammad talked about killing the white women, children, and babies in South Africa? And how Derrick Bell praised Muhammad, saying we should “appreciate” him because, hey, at least he’s just talking about it and not actually doing it? (Yet.) Well, it turns out that Muhammad and Bell weren’t the only radicals with [...]

BREITBART’S STORY ON OBAMA AND DERRICK BELL gets backing in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Th…

BREITBART’S STORY ON OBAMA AND DERRICK BELL gets backing in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The re-release of videos showing Barack Obama as a Harvard Law School student in 1991 speaking at a rally in support of professor Derrick Bell has so far occasioned little more than a yawn from academe. The late Professor Bell [...]

Overnight Open Thread (3-14-2012)

Barack Obama and Derrick Bell Okay sure Obama may have spoken at rally for Prof. Derrick Bell while a law student at Harvard but that was a long time ago and doesn't mean that he subscribed to his racial views...

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