Author Archives: mdbwell

About mdbwell

Pres., Project for the Beloved Community, Inc.; B.A.--Wesleyan University; M.Div.--Yale University; Ph.D.--Boston University; Summer Study--Harvard University; Social ethicist; Ordained minister; Advocate for the poor

Christian Nationalism? Nope!

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  It is irrefutable that the founders of the new republic respected an individual’s freedom in terms … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mother

During spring break from the university in March 1996, I got in my car and took the long journey from Cedar Falls, IA, to Stratford, CT, primarily to see my mother, Ruth Blackwell (née Coleman), who was suffering from a … Continue reading

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REFLECTING ON MLK JR.’S LEGACY: PASSING THE BATON

As I reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. King on the occasion of his mutilation some fifty-four years ago, I realize my celebration is bittersweet.  The beloved community he had envisioned is far from fulfillment. Continue reading

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The Father of Black History

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950), the son of enslaved parents, was unable to attend high school until he was a few months’ shy of his twentieth birthday in 1895.  He was forced to work hard labor for many years prior to enrolment at … Continue reading

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Prince of Peace & Father of Mindfulness

With the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., had to determine what direction he was subsequently to pursue.  After all, the previous year, he was able to celebrate the enactment of the accommodations bill; the … Continue reading

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A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Whether or not we like the decision each woman makes is one thing; however, removing the right to make the choice is unconscionable.  Continue reading

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A CHANGE MUST COME!

We must ask ourselves why people who are on or below the middle rungs of the economic ladder do not support social uplift processes that would help them become more financially solvent. Continue reading

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MADE IT? A 9/11 FAMILY SAGA

Vicki felt surely this had to be orchestrated by a group. In other words, the United States was at war. Continue reading

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REWORKING THE G-20 AND THE UNITED NATIONS

It is not simply an idealistic dream to give voice to the voiceless or a home to the homeless. . . . We must listen to all voices. Continue reading

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SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF: POTUS ON IMPEACHMENT

We have the opportunity to ensure the so-called American Experiment continues to mature by making solid decisions in the future. Continue reading

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