Posts Tagged ‘black america’

Black America’s Hypocrisy over the N-word and Confederate Flag

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

by H. Lewis Smith

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The recent and despicable killings of Charleston church members have brought about renewed pandemonium over the flying of the Confederate flag.  The concerns from Black America’s perspective are legitimate, but with reservations, in other words are African Americans being a bit disingenuous about the issue.

Consider the fact that many African Americans… Continue reading

Sophisticated Modus Operandi of Exploitative, Oppressive American Traditions

Friday, December 5th, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

In light of the recent Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, a common denominator associated with all other injustices African Americans face—including others also being unnecessarily killed at the hands of police officers—all across the American landscape was once again proven to undoubtedly… Continue reading

Black Consciousness in 21st Century America

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

 

In the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, concerned Black/African Americans from all-over America converged on Ferguson, Missouri  simultaneously presenting an intangible mirror reflecting Black consciousness in 21st century America. Whenever, there is a seemingly unjustified killing done by a white person to a black person, Black America historically since… Continue reading

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

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