Posts Tagged ‘h lewis smith’

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

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: Great Voice Wrong Message: Fighting Against the NFL’s N-word Policy

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Smith’s main point of concern, however, is that a white referee penalizing a black player for use of the n-word is egregious and offensive to him. 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

The Omnipresence and Aura of the Color Black

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

by H. Lewis Smith

The Daily Mail is a British newspaper

Just exactly what does it mean to be black and why all the ballyhoo? Is it the color of one’s skin, heritage or the ethnic group with whom you identify with? How does the “one-drop rule” making one black apply? The… Continue reading