Saturday, February 2, 2013

Smoking And Black History Month

A clip from, "Take this Hammer"... KQED's mobile film unit follows author and activist James Baldwin in the spring of 1963, as he's driven around San Francisco to meet with members of the local African-American community.. discussing victimization.

Talking about not being a victim and refusing to be a victim are two different things. As long as you keep the white man's nicotine sticks between your lips, you're going to be considered somebody's nigger. Give up you're nicotine addiction and free yourself from Big Tobacco's slavery.


  1. The industry clearly has targeted higher ed connections as one way of reaching two prime markets: young people and blacks. Execs and directors of the Virginia-based Altria hold board seats with the United Negro College Fund, Howard University, the University of Richmond and other institutions traditionally serving the African-American community.

    Source: Big tobacco and higher education

  2. To celebrate today's 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech, I'd like to remind my readers that until you cry out that you are - Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! from the clutches of those who would enslave you and your children to a lifetime of nicotine addiction, your celebration of total freedom might be premature.