Posts Tagged ‘n-word’

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

12 Years A Slave and N-Word Usage, We Get It!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

by Attorney Roy Miller

Attorney Roy Miller

At what point do we say, enough. We get it! Do we have to fire 100 bullets into a person to express just how dead he is? How many bullets do it take to kill? 12 Years A Slave by Steve McQueen may otherwise be a… Continue reading

CNN Special Commentary Part II: Using the N-word…is it Ever OK?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

by H. Lewis Smith

When will Black America wake up to the fact that the N-word is not a pet to be cuddled?

On Monday July 1, 2013, CNN aired a special program “N-word vs ‘Cracker’: Which is Worse?” hosted and moderated by Don Lemon. Impelled to offer greater perspective and response… Continue reading