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NFL Star Colin Kaepernick Exposes USA’s Hypocrisy

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

by H. Lewis Smith

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently refused to stand up during the national anthem in protest against social injustices towards African Americans. In his words he refused to “show pride in the flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Because of his actions many have questioned his… Continue reading

Shattering the Illusion of “Black-on-Black” Crime

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

by H. Lewis Smith

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There is an erroneous perception that black men are more criminal than non-blacks. Why is that? Statistics are generally produced seemingly validating a consensus that African Americans are more prone to violence and criminal activities, however, stats can be used to paint any picture we so desire surreptitiously sweeping white on white crime… Continue reading

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