Armstrong Williams

Posted December 02, 2014

By the time Marion Barry died this November 23, he had already been buried several times by the mainstream media. But each time a chorus of praise seemed to breathe life into a career that many thought had been irreversibly damaged. For the most part, that praise came from the poor and the forgotten. His people were those left behind in D.C. when in the riotous aftermath of Martin Luther Kings assassination, many of the citys middle class resident hastened their flight to the rapidly developing suburbs.

Posted November 18, 2014

Racism in America has often been reduced to white against black discrimination, and understandably so. After all, it was white colonist who forcibly removed Africans from their homeland and brought them to America to slave away on plantations.

Posted November 12, 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellens recent speech before at a conference on income inequality sponsored by Credit Suisse ruffled a lot of feathers, both on the right and the left of the political spectrum.

Posted November 04, 2014

Ahh, those pesky midterm elections are here again.

Posted October 21, 2014

This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats, and all other flavors of Obama followers.

Posted October 14, 2014

In September the President gave a somber and yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the United States response to the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging three West African nations.

Posted October 07, 2014

The flames of conflict in the Middle East never go out, but in recent weeks they have been growing red-hot with increasingly dangerous implications for the United States. And President Obama is leading the United States headlong into the flames, but without a clear strategy in place that will avoid us from getting burned. Here we go again.

Posted September 30, 2014

There is always a lesson in a crisis if youre humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening to say the least.

Posted September 24, 2014

The tale of Ferguson, Ohio is in many respects the tale of two cities. One half white, overwhelmingly Republican and conservative. The other half, black, overwhelmingly Democratic, and at least nominally liberal. In a perfect world, such a community would never come into such stark and intense opposition with each other.

Posted September 17, 2014

Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year so you cant afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender bender.

Posted September 03, 2014

There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the black community, as the proportion of black children growing up in single parent (overwhelmingly female headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.

Posted August 26, 2014

With all the pain and ongoing chaos in Ferguson, we seem to have forgotten the thousands of shootings that take place on a daily basis all throughout this nation.

Posted August 05, 2014

?During the first week of June, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received a generous $25 million donation from conservative/libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch.

Posted July 29, 2014

As rockets continue to rain down on Israeli communities and Israeli troops act to quell the onslaught, I will be boarding a plane bound for the Jewish state to see with my own eyes exactly what is taking place.

Posted July 15, 2014

For the life of me, I can’t seem to figure out why and how unions get into the business of educating our children.

Posted July 08, 2014

For most Americans, Independence Day is a lot like the beginning of a baseball game. A famous artist sings the National Anthem and everyone in the stadium stands and places their hand upon their heart. Some people sing along or at least mouth the words, but most put on a fake look of sincerity thinking, “Ican’t wait till the song ends so the game can begin.”

Posted July 01, 2014

It is a pernicious temptation to pity yourself.

Posted June 24, 2014

?With urban crime nationwide undergoing a decade-long decline, Chicago sticks out like a sore thumb with its record homicides and rising crime rates over the past few years. The chaos in Chicago is particularly troubling given that Chicago is the home base of President Obama, and elected a mayor that was essentially hand-picked by the Obama administration.

Posted June 10, 2014

?President Obama is doubling down in his defense of his blunder in defying the rule of law, exercising poor judgment, and mischaracterizing (I'm trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bergdahl in his ill-conceived 'deal' to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan.

Posted June 03, 2014

?Polls consistently show that many Americans don’t know, let alone truly care about, what goes on outside the borders of this country. Walk down the aisle of your local grocery store and the trove of magazines available for purchase will lead you to the logical conclusion that most Americans are far more fixated on what goes in within the thirty mile zone of Hollywood than on life and death issues confronting people across the globe.