Yeah I do recall when Smokey was what I thought promoting some type of eatery campaign. I thought he was launching a book or opening up a restaurant-it's been awhile. And although I love me some Smokey Robinson music, Im not surprised this took place with him. I mean he stood in silence when Berry was taking all the music rights and money from the artists at Motown. Right? So. And his born-again Christian rendition only came after he almost died from smoking too much crack. He's a human, just like all of us, filled with perfect flaws. But to really think about it, I never seen Smokey actually stand up for anything [if it's not about him]-except maybe standing on a Christian stage[but that's about him too]. So for me to break down why Black people continued to be sabotaged by our own people, we have to take a close-reading look at the religion that bought us into slavery in the first place. We as African people are lured into self destruction by so many outside categories- i.e. some of us have loyalty to the Europeans who kidnapped us, have loyalty to the religion that separates us as a culture/people and have an unbending [loyal] belief in the European education that teaches us. Once we break from that? And truly embrace who we are as people from the regents of West Africa, then maybe just maybe we can acquire some form of real unity....but! Until then? We will continue to be a part of our own cultural "genocide." But!