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3 years ago.
3 years ago.
Recently Published Story: 3 Years Ago in Strange
You can not read anything I write in the local NYT owned regional newspaper. Not even an opinion of mine on the opinion page. Apparently what I write is so dangerous it has to be kept from the people... or at least that is what the editor and publisher of that newspaper think.
I have been "blacklisted" for about 7 years now.
Why? For calling for a boycott against one of their biggest advertisers who I (and others) considered was running racist advertising in a mayoral contest.
Before that one letter, they would print just about everything I wrote... and I was even invited out to lunch with the Editor.
But then what I wrote... would have hurt their bottom line if they had printed it... so that was the end of me.
It's very simple: revenue was more important to them than fairness... or even justice.
Because of that blacklisting, I was asked by Ms. Theresa Beverly, to write a monthly column for her local monthly community newspaper, where I could say what I wish, without censorship.
Basically, what I write are "Things You Can't Read in an Alabama Newspaper."
Who am I? I am a seventh generation Southerner who according to the local Chief of Police, is a "troublemaker."
I see myself however, as just a writer commenting on present day discrimination and injustice against African Americans and others...
Just a person trying to do my small part to make my town and America and the World a slightly better place.
Because of this, my wife has given me the nickname of "Saint Will
Of course I'm no Saint.
But if the shoe fits... I'll wear it proudly.
I'll keep on writing.
One NYT Monkey of a regional newspaper will not stop this author.
Married 15 years to Adriana, An naturalized American of Colombian Birth.
One daughter, Nicole (Nikki)Alexandra, the light of my life.
Interests & Hobbies
Writing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Weight lifting... and according to the police chief... troublemaking.
The Authors of the King James Bible.
What I'm Reading
Just Finished IBM AND THE HOLOCAUST.
Employeed by the U.S. Postal Service since 1985.
A Collection of all my civil rights columns called THINGS YOU CAN NOT READ IN AN ALABAMA NEWSPAPER: The Banned Writings of William D. (Will) Bevis.
I love the English of the King James Bible... The Civil Rights book that influenced me the most was probably THE CHILDREN by David Halberston.
CAUSES I SUPPORT
M.A. Degree, Counseling and Guidance, University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama.
Ms. Theresa Beverly
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