Posts Tagged ‘black community’

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

The Power of the Black Voice: If We Speak, They Will Listen

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

by H. Lewis Smith

Hip-Hop music is an art form all unto itself. Its unique rhythmic beat and craftily-packaged rhymes can be very catchy, entertaining and stimulating. Because listeners are often caught up by the beat and impressed with the artist’s literary creativity, and, perhaps are just happy to see one of their own finally… Continue reading


Thursday, January 17th, 2013

by Eric Wattree

Eric Wattree

The sentiments expressed here, and in the linked article below, have a lot to do with my aggressive criticism of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. They and their critics insist that anyone who objects to their behavior is merely upset because they’re criticizing Barack Obama, but when… Continue reading

Boston Celtics’ KG and the N-word

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

by H. Lewis Smith


Kevin Garnett of the NBA Boston Celtics, though a highly-talented and well-paid athlete, with all due respect needs to stop degrading his Black community; as well, the Black community must resolutely stop “accepting” disrespect from within by people like KG even though he is a poster child of success… Continue reading

Music’s Influence on the Human Mind

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

by H. Lewis Smith


Music and song has always served as a catalyst to help Black/African Americans maintain a sense of internal calmness and hope during strife; cultivate, embrace and express individuality; as well as represented that living connection to and displayed through craftily-strung together lyrics trophies of cultural history, knowledge and heritage. In… Continue reading