Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A, Williams Each week in preparation for a fresh, engaging topic for this column I have been privileged to write for the past six years, selection of a single topic is almost always a daunting task; but never quite as much as this week. There are so many matters...
It’s no secret that 2020 has been more than challenging for a multitude of small business owners across the country. The unforeseen pandemic left many scrambling to keep their doors open, but it also inspired the creation of many new ventures. The common denominator of it all is business...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams Blacks are in a state of political euphoria and well they should be; another four disastrous years of the most racist presidency in modern history has been averted. That would have been a plague comparable to coronavirus. Even six weeks before taking office, Black Lives Matter and...
By Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver A month ago I shared with a member of Greater Mt. Nebo Afri­can Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, the church I’m privileged to pastor, that I would be leaving soon for a two-week visit to Rwan­da, to visit friends and pastoral col­leagues. To me it...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams Nobody saw 2020 coming. No­body. It started with a beloved Hall of Fame athlete dying in a helicop­ter accident with his teenage daugh­ter and others, and it went down badly from there. But with all that went wrong, if you’re reading this column, you’re still...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams Two questions loom in conversations throughout America. The first is how did we get here? The second is, where do we go from here? Even as we celebrate the reluctant exit of a narcissistic tyrant who tainted the flavor of democracy for the past four years, the...
William Greaves’ documentary on 1972 National Black Political Convention shows that Blacks, too, have become more inclusive By Wayne A. Young When William Greaves’ film about the 1972 National Black Political Convention, which took place in my hometown of Gary, Indiana, was released last month, the cry of “Nationtime” rang as...
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I can’t tell you how many times I hear clients complain about how tired they are of working and how they wish that time would speed up to retirement. For decades, the norm has been to stay in the workforce until at least age 65, and then retire. Who...
By Ben Jealous After four exhausting years of President Donald Trump and four excruciating days of vote counting, the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday. Hallelujah! Those days of counting felt agonizingly slow to many of us, but the momentum was always on...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams A record 75 million voters are ecstatic over the emphatic change their voices dictate. After four years of indescribable ineptitude, callous indifference, a total void of character and integrity, and the absence of any semblance of competency, America decided enough is enough. The former TV reality show...