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

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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KING’S “REVOLUTION OF VALUES”

At the end of the classic Civil Rights Movement that fought for desegregation in public accommodations and safeguarding the right to vote, Martin Luther King, Jr., began to focus on the plight of northern cities.  The issues there were manifold: … Continue reading

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SIZE MATTERS: PAUL, TOM & FOREST

I was looking forward to the first epic movie on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  His voice would always pique my ears and any pictorial of his figure lying on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel … Continue reading

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Has Capitalism “Worked”?

It’s laughable to me when critics of socialism parrot the cliché that “it has never worked anywhere in the world.”  Usually, that prosaic statement is made not from primary research, but from lazy borrowing from others—who more than likely also … Continue reading

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Smarting Over Intelligence

I am experiencing a bit of dissonance these days as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are constantly in the news. In terms of the agential members of these organizations pursuing the issue of other … Continue reading

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THE “USEFULNESS” OF MLK, JR.

On April 4, 1968, I was grounded for some reason that now escapes me—probably because of paternal capriciousness rather than childhood petulance.  I recall a few days earlier that I overheard my father opine that Martin Luther King, Jr., would … Continue reading

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WHAT ATE YOUR CHRISTMAS PLANS?

Recently, a friend asked me regarding my plans for the holiday season.  The text message was written hurriedly, for he and his wife were leaving for the weekend.  I received the question, “What ate your Christmas plans?”  Of course, I … Continue reading

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What Must Be Sacrificed?

My friend and colleague, Thomas L. Kessler, has written a piece as a guest contributor to my blog.  This post marks the first time I have invited another individual to offer remarks and commentary concerning contemporary ethical matters.  Kessler’s article … Continue reading

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