Keep Hope Alive by William Reed Columnist

Where have all our young men gone?  An overwhelming number of black males go either to prison, or politics.  The routes are similar, but entrepreneurial-oriented John Hope Bryant is a young black people need to get to know.  The fifty-something head of Operation Hope exemplifies the entrepreneurial mindset blacks need to know and emulate. These…Read more Keep Hope Alive by William Reed Columnist

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life! by William Reed Columnist

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life! “Get your Mind Right” is a term used to tell someone to get it together and start using their brain. Successful people have “yes I can” attitudes and outlooks.  “I can do it” are postures Blacks needs to use more effectively. Black Washingtonians will get a generous dose of…Read more Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life! by William Reed Columnist

What is "Black Lives Matter"? – William Reed Columnist

The Political Agitator’s response: My friend I agree with your comments about the movement to a certain degree. However you are speaking a truth but I don’t feel that it is those few who are tarnishing the movement speaks for the whole movement. I hate that when something negative happens it tarnishes the whole movement…Read more What is "Black Lives Matter"? – William Reed Columnist

C. Delores was Right – William Reed Columnist

Most Black Americans are downright giddy over the success of Fox’s “Empire” drama television series and its success.  The plot centers around a unique Black family in the world of a hip hop empire.  But, with all its “mainstream” adulation and ratings, the question Blacks should be asking is: “what would C. Delores Tucker say…Read more C. Delores was Right – William Reed Columnist

Do Blacks Even Know What’s Going On? – William Reed Columnist

Has Black capitalism failed?  Was it even given a chance?   The two basic approaches to the world’s economics are – free market capitalism and planned or command economies. Blacks don’t seem to really know what’s going on in the capitalistic system around them.  Year in and year out, high percentages of Black Americans display woefully…Read more Do Blacks Even Know What’s Going On? – William Reed Columnist

Start Conversations About “Banking Black” – William Reed Columnist

If you are not a part of the solution to Blacks’ problems, it should be evident, that you continue as part of the problem.  The answer to Blacks’ economic woes is in our own hands and control.  The simple capitalistic solution to Black Americans’ economics is to place our money and assets in banks owned…Read more Start Conversations About “Banking Black” – William Reed Columnist

Airing Republicans’ “Dirty Laundry” by William Reed Columnist

Blacks in America tend to reject Republicans; now Blacks in that party are rebuffing each other.   Raynard Jackson recently publicly aired grievances with the Republican National Committee (RNC), its outreach staff and their methods and practices.  A Black Republican, Jackson has “had it” with certain factions in his party and will be “stay away”…Read more Airing Republicans’ “Dirty Laundry” by William Reed Columnist

The Overcriminalization of African-Americans by William Reed Columnist

Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that is threatening African-Americans.   America’s addiction to criminalization backlogs our judiciary, overflows our prisons and increases the racial wealth gap.  The nation’s incarceration rate is at historically unprecedented levels and as a result, imprisonment has become an inevitable reality for subsets of the American population.  The trend is to use…Read more The Overcriminalization of African-Americans by William Reed Columnist

A Black All American by William Reed Columnist

Julius Caesar “J. C.” Watts, Jr. is proving that there is life after Congress and charting a course Black youth can emulate.  In contrast to career Black politicians who get elected to Congress and stay there decade after decade, J. C. Watts is proving to be a businessman of significant note.   The GOP’s great…Read more A Black All American by William Reed Columnist

Blacks and Criminal Justice by William Reed Columnist

Is America’s justice system racist? Rep. Maxine Waters, for one, charges that “the color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment.” Pretty much everyone – Republican or Democrat, right or left – familiar with…Read more Blacks and Criminal Justice by William Reed Columnist

Reparations and the Redskins – William Reed Columnist

You can call me Ray, or you can call me Ray-Ray, call me what you want, but don’t forget to call me when it’s time to get paid. What do you think of the “Redskins” debate? The Redskins organization and owner Daniel Snyder have been under a lot of pressure to change the team’s name,…Read more Reparations and the Redskins – William Reed Columnist

Slavery in the Nation’s Capital – William Reed Columnist

Washington, D.C. has always been a mecca for Blacks. But the Nation’s Capital has always had a complicated past and ideals that ran on parallel tracks. The District of Columbia while serving as a hub for abolitionists had thousands of enslaved Africans in its population as the city’s elite made copious amounts of money off…Read more Slavery in the Nation’s Capital – William Reed Columnist

Let’s Have a Black Renaissance – William Reed

“By our unpaid labor and suffering, we have earned the right to the soil, many times over, and now we are determined to have it.” – N’Cobra How can Blacks gain economic parity in America? The answer is so simple that no one ever suggests reparations as a remedy for what ails Blacks. A long-running…Read more Let’s Have a Black Renaissance – William Reed

Send a Message to Congress – William Reed Columnist

For Black descendants of slaves to get their just due in America requires an act of Congress. Acts of Congress are designated as either Public Laws or Private Laws. The full realization of Black’s voting power kicks in when the nation’s 43 Black members of Congress come together to bring about an act of Congress…Read more Send a Message to Congress – William Reed Columnist

Bet on Ben Carson to Defeat Hillary Clinton – William Reed Columnist

Who are you supporting in the upcoming 2016 elections? Those being discussed include: Vice President Joseph Biden; talk-show host Herman Cain; Dr. Ben Carson; Gov. Chris Christie; former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley; Gov. Deval Patrick; or former Florida Rep. Allen West? As the 2016 presidential election approaches media speculation,…Read more Bet on Ben Carson to Defeat Hillary Clinton – William Reed Columnist