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Odyssey of a Young Republic USA

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

by H. Lewis Smith

The recent events of the unjustifiable police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the shootings and killings of the Dallas police officers though could be attributed to growing pains of a young republic, are nonetheless, reprehensible and appalling.

The shootings of Sterling and Castile isn’t an aberration but is part of an ongoing American tragedy for Black/African-Americans over the past four centuries. The… Continue reading

Whitewashing the Historical Feats of the Black Jacobins

Friday, May 27th, 2016

by H. Lewis Smith

HaitianSeveral years ago black actor and activist Danny Glover, presented Hollywood with a movie script about the Haitian General Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Black Jacobins and the Haitian Revolution that stunned the world but—Hollywood refused to back the film. The reason given: There were no white heroes! Hollywood’s modus operandi have always been to sanitize… Continue reading

Paul Robeson: The Unheralded God-father of the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

by H. Lewis Smith

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“I ask again” he said so defiantly, “shall Negro sharecroppers from Mississippi be sent to shoot down brown-skinned peasants in Vietnam…to serve the interests of those who oppose Negro liberation at home and colonial freedom abroad?” – Paul Robeson
Preceding Malcolm X or MLK in the valiant struggle for civil rights… Continue reading

Re-visiting 2015 When President Barack Obama Used the N- word

Monday, January 4th, 2016

by H.Lewis Smith

Early last summer during a WTF podcast interview by Marc Maron, to illustrate a point he was making about racism, President Obama dropped the incendiary n-word (n**ger). As a result of the Charleston church killings, Obama was compelled to address the issue of racism; unfortunately, a maelstrom over his use of the n-word ensued overshadowing anything he had to say about racial matters. It’s most unfortunate… Continue reading

Black Community: Divide and Conquer

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

by H. Lewis Smith

Since the Proclamation of Emancipation it has been the policy and standard practice by the American institutionalized systemic to maintain control over the Black African American community by encouraging dissent and disruption between them thus to this very day Black America is a dysfunctional and fragmented group. In politics and sociology, divide and rule (or divide and conquer) is gaining and maintaining power by breaking… Continue reading

The Mystique of Black Reigns Supreme

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

by H. Lewis Smith

There are some in the African-American community who are diametrically opposed to referring to themselves as black, it’s almost as if the sky is falling when they hear others refer to themselves as black. I say to them keep calm and don’t believe the negative hype about black. How we perceive ourselves is what’s important—not how others try to cast us—it cannot be emphasized enough… Continue reading