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Armstrong Williams    

Conservative Media Personality

Called “one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by The Washington Post, Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative, and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America’s public debates. A syndicated columnist whose writing appears weekly in The Washington Times, Williams also provides national commentary on the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” blogs daily for the Hill, and hosts a weekly nationally syndicated television show, The Right Side. He is the author of Beyond Blame: How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier and his latest, Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great.

An entrepreneur and third-generation Republican, Williams was formerly Vice President for governmental and international affairs public relations firm, B&C Associations. He also served as confidential assistant to the Chairman of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas), presidential appointee to the US Department of Agriculture, legislative assistant to the US Representative Carrol Campbell (former governor of South Carolina), and legislative aide and advisor to US Senator Strom Thurmond.

From 2002 to 2005 Williams hosted On Point with Armstrong Williams, a monthly primetime television special that aired on TV One. A joint venture among Comcast, Radio One, and Right Side Production, On Point with Armstrong Williams included distinguished guests such as Vice President Richard Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In 2004, Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. The Commission’s responsibility is to select qualified candidates to serve as Fellows to Cabinet-rank offices. Past fellows have included Vice president Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

Known as one of the top syndicated show hosts, Williams has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR as a guest commentator. He joined the lineup at WWRL 1600 A.M., New York’s Urban Talk in as co-host with Sam Greenfield on “Drive Time Dialogue.” He formerly co-hosted “The Sam and Army Show” at Air America Radio AM1600 WWRL, New York’s Progressive Talk. “The Armstrong Williams Radio Show” is broadcast live daily on WGCV 620 AM. The two-hour show is rebroadcast nightly on XM Power 169 on their satellite broadcast.

Williams is a board member of The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc., a non-profit charity that was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife Candy, to recognize and reward students in grades four through eleven who strive for academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community. He is also a board member for the Youth Leadership Foundation, an educational program designed specifically for the “majority in the middle” students to prevent them from falling behind and to prepare them for a higher academic track.

Williams is a member of the Independence Federal Bank Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communications at High Point University. He is a lifetime member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Speech Topics

Civil Rights & Race Relations: From a Conservative Viewpoint

Provocative & Refreshing: Examining Issues Close to America's Heart

Morality & the Media

Beyond Blame: How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier

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