White Fears and Mass...

By Dr. Darron Smith White Americans took the loss of Mitt Romney exceedingly hard. Mormons, in particular, are mourning the defeat of the first Latter-day Saint GOP candidate to make it as far as Romney did in a national election. But what lessons have we, the American people, actually learned...

The Messianic Return...

By Dr. Darron Smith Its generally dangerous territory to criticize powerful people especially the nations first black President, as Tavis Smiley and Cornel West  learned in 2011 during their highly visible poverty tour. Cornell West, who supported the President in 2008, has been the most...

An Open Letter to Mi...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith   With the fast approaching 2012 elections on the horizon, there is one question left unanswered. As a widely circulated Associated Press article asked, “Will Obama’s Blackness Prevail Over Romney’s Mormonism in 2012?,” it went on to point out the unique...

Don’t Be Too Black, ...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith What does it mean to be Black in America? Many Americans caught a glimpse of it on national television during the first of three presidential debates. The President look disinterested, annoyed, preoccupied, not on his “A” game as some analyst remarked. Other pundits...

The Did and Did Not ...

By Dr. Claude Weathersby It appears that the history of the United States is not something that is considered terribly important for many. Or should I say, the true history as it relates to African Americans is not considered important. Could it be the manner in which social studies and...

I Might Look Black, ...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith In the zany world of Utah politics where Republicans naturally remains right of center, but Democrats venture toward the middle, Mia Love’s (read about her here) recent rise to national prominence came about after defeating former state legislator Carl Wimmer for the...