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NO! I am Not Your N-word – by H. Lewis Smith

During the 1960s Black America was vibrant, sagacious, intolerant, circumspect and self-respectful the positive attributes were endless. Today, we find it acceptable to be referred to as the n-word as if it is some sort of badge of honor to be worn; we sit by saying nothing while drugs, misogyny, saggin pants, crime and violence […]

Another Layer of the Veil Lifted: Laurence Fishburne’s PBS Documentary – by H. Lewis Smith

Laurence Fishburne will be the narrator of an upcoming PBS documentary about black workers in the post-slavery South. The film, titled “Slavery by Another Name,” is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon. Blackmon’s composition is a powerful account of how America surreptitiously maintained slavery under the guise of peonage and forced […]

President Obama’s Mission Impossible

by H. Lewis Smith – Upon Barack Obama’s election to President of the United States, euphoria, jubilation and an aura of disbelief simultaneously enveloped the Black African-American community. Perhaps, it could even be said that many saw him as a Messiah and the primary power-holder to make life and living better for Blacks. Seemingly, Black […]

Enslaved Blacks, Who Embrace the N-word Talk…

By H. Lewis Smith – The enslaved Black was stripped of his heritage so that no parts of his ingenious, dignified, self-reliant, culturally-aware and proud African background could influence his life in America. His personality, behavior, and self-image were re-shaped exclusively by the unique form of American slavery. This system of degradation birthed the exact […]

Wake up Black America, Time to Teach the TRUTH

By H. Lewis Smith – “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more BACKWARD thinking, time for thinking ahead…Wake up ALL the teachers, TIME to teach a new way. …When you teach the children, teach them the very best you can. The world won’t get no better—if we just let it be…WE got […]