Posts Tagged ‘black america’

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

Reclaim Your Stolen History Not the Toxin Abysmal N-word

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

By H. Lewis Smith
Slavery is not African history. Slavery interrupted African history. ~Mutabaruka

The idea of reclaiming the abominable n-word n**ga—a racist term—as opposed to reclaiming one’s [stolen] history is reprehensible and serves as evidence of low self-esteem, simple-mindedness—lacking mental capacity and subtlety. Yet surreal as it may be there are many within the black community drawn to… Continue reading

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