A Long Way Back book



“I want to introduce my readers to people they may never have met, escort them to places they may never have visited, and present them with situations they may never have encountered.”

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By everett / December 5, 2017


I was talking to a friend of mine from Los Angeles a few days ago. It made me recall a...

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By everett / January 17, 2017

Why Donald Trump will Never be as Wealthy as John Lewis

A guest blog by my daughter, Lia P ___________________________________ Donald Trump began buying properties in the 60s. By 1973, he...

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By everett / July 24, 2016

Unintended Consequences

They say people are often inspired by small things--an encouraging word, a pat on the back, or even a wink. ...

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By everett / April 18, 2016

The Ambush

Nineteen-sixty-six is the 50th year of my graduation from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black college and university in...

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By everett / March 4, 2016


I was talking to a young African-American man a couple of months ago who was moving up in corporate America....

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By everett / January 26, 2016

Chrissy the Greek

I enjoyed the 2015 match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, but, alas, I had to...

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By everett / December 10, 2015

Song For My Father

J. Everett Prewitt's eulogy to his father, Selmer E. Prewitt

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By everett / November 20, 2015


A friend of mine drove from Chicago just to attend my book signing. Darryl Flenoy and I met because we...

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By everett / March 27, 2011

The Real Thugs

There’s been a lot of talk in Cleveland, Ohio about the young people in our city who have chosen the thug...

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By everett / February 28, 2011

The Surge

We’ve all heard of the surge the last two presidents employed so our Middle East allies could achieve political stability....

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By everett / January 27, 2011

The Dark Side

All my life I’ve leaned toward the dark side. I love black women, dark clothes, dark novels, dark jokes, and...

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By everett / November 12, 2006

Why I Write

I write to be a historian for the lions.

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