Posts Tagged ‘black history’

Is Anything Held Sacred by Black African-Americans

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

by H. Lewis Smith

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In no area have there been more misunderstanding than the search for the truth by black people of the suppression of black history. Whenever anybody embarks on such a search there seems to be great controversy, great misunderstandings.

More than half a century of responsible research by reputable historians outside the established… 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

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

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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

CONCERNING DJANGO UNCHAINED: OPEN LETTER TO TARANTINO ABOUT N-WORD USAGE

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

by Attorney Roy Miller,

Dear Mr. Tarantino,

Attorney Roy Miller

First of all, I address you as Mr. and not Mrs. Knowing better; it would be disrespectful and inappropriate to do so. Words do make a difference. How we label people makes a difference. Conditioning youth to accept n-word usage is wrong… Continue reading

To Escape Self-persisted Captivity: Emphasis on Black History & Action is Essential

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

by H. Lewis Smith

 

On February 13, 2012, renowned actor Laurence Fishburne will narrate a PBS documentary, Slavery By Another Name. The documentary will show that slavery in America did not end in 1865 with the Emancipation Proclamation as the majority of people have been led to believe. Rather, with the federal government’s quiet… Continue reading