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2021 Year in Review: Top 10 Articles from The Big Smoke America

2021 Year in Review: Top 10 Articles from The Big Smoke America

The Big Smoke America is now six years old and has published almost 2,500 original articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 (+14 more) from 2021.

I Just Can’t Anymore

John S. Blake reflects on this Fourth of July and reviews the current state of affairs and questions our definition of what it means to be independent and American.

Soon, Not a Drop to Drink

As oil interests and corporate greed trump common sense and human decency, indigenous people are suffering, land is ravaged, and water supplies are poisoned: enough is enough. Essay by John S. Blake.

The Art of Dying

In light of the latest tragedies of black lives taken, John S. Blake examines the past three decades of his life.

“Stop, Children, What’s That Sound?”: Deflection Old as Slavery

John S. Blake examines recent controversy surrounding Glen Allen High School in Virginia and a factual video that is being disputed by Mark Holmberg who argues that racial inequity is behind us.

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