Archive for the ‘H. Lewis Smith’ Category

Fourth of July (Independence Day) for Whom?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

The following is an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July speech, July 5, 1852:

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is… Continue reading

The NFL’s Proposal to Penalize Use of the N-word

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

 

Will Black America ever own up to the responsibility of liberating itself from the N-word?

Last season, Washington Redskins’ tackle Trent Williams was accused of directing use of the N-word toward a referee during a nationally-televised game. His action is just one of the many instances… Continue reading

The Omnipresence and Aura of the Color Black

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

The Daily Mail is a British newspaper

Just exactly what does it mean to be black and why all the ballyhoo? Is it the color of one’s skin, heritage or the ethnic group with whom you identify with? How does the “one-drop rule” making one black apply? The… Continue reading

Undressing the N-word

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

by H. Lewis Smith

Over the past year or so, many events have been occurring in the Black Community at the hand of the Black Community that continues to bring continual shame and degradation to the honorable memories, sacred struggle and sacrifice of African-American ascendants. Some may argue against it, but these acts continue to adversely affect the growth, development, and progression of the Black community, on a whole… Continue reading

Honorary “Black” Man

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

by Iris (Bronxstar) Mack

Iris (Bronxstar) Mack

One piece of the information that came out this week about the bullying issue (which it definitely was) with Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito is that there is apparently a place for those who are not, but are considered to be…a black man. For some reason… Continue reading

There Was a Shut Down But Not a Shut Up

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

by Iris (Bronxstar) Mack

Iris (Bronxzstar) Mack

One of the things that can be said going forward throughout history in reference to those who have lived during the reign of the very first publicly elected black President is that we are smarter. Having had the opportunity to participate in these elections for someone… Continue reading