Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams While there are great Black Americans who have contributed to the landscape of this nation in significant ways - who are located from coast to coast - we often ignore or minimize the significant achievements of historymakers with roots right here in the Hoosier State. Many of them are more highly regarded away from...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams The transition of sports hero, legend and activist Henry “Hammering Hank” Aaron last week was a pleasant reminder of my lifetime love for baseball - affectionately adopted as the national pastime. My first major league game was in the third grade when Gary Cub Scout Pack 8...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams Take a deep breath. Bring it all in. Hold it for a moment. Now exhale. This is serious. You have been through a lot and it’s not over. But you are exhausted and have every reason to be, so a pause to gather thoughts and rejuvenate...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams You would think that after an insurrection at the nation’s Capitol, all freedom-loving Americans would unite as one. Instead, there is heightening division and threats of more violence and rage. Six people are dead as a result of the uprising. MAGA thugs, anti-Semites, racists and white nationalists...
Delta Financial, Delta Jones
By Delta Jones-Walker Happy New Year! If you are reading this, then you have survived what has been one of the most challenging years on record. Many have suffered loss of loved ones, employment, health issues and financial instability, yet we live to fight another day! January is always a great...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams I saw more grown men cry in 2020 than all of my previous years combined. Most of these men were center stage via news media – either because of their celebrity, their immediate proximity to cases of injustices or being given a platform upon which to...
I was eager to watch the State of the City address this year. Our city, our state and our country have dealt with unprecedented issues throughout 2020. However, by the end of our mayor’s remarks, I was unsure of where we stood as a community. The State of the City...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams (EDITOR’S NOTE: As we approach the end of arguably, the most turbulent year in a century, conversations with God remain the best hope of generations striving to cope with unfathomable challenges. This column features the second half of 12 prayers for this, and every season. No...
Charlene Crowell
1st Black Woman to Chair Council of Economic Advisers, 2nd in 40 Years to Head HUD  By Charlene Crowell The selection of California Senator Kamala Harris to join and then win the nation’s Vice-Presidency gave unprecedented hope to Black women across the nation. Not only had a woman broken a glass ceiling...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams (EDITOR’S NOTE: No one alive has faced a global pandemic. As we approach the end of one of the most turbulent years in history, rather than politics, predictions or empty promises, PRAYER emerges as the most prevailing need; genuine conversa­tion with God. This is the first...