Keith Hamilton
Attorney Keith N. Hamilton, an adjunct professor at BYU law school and former chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, served as an LDS bishop in San Francisco. He is author of "Last Laborer: Thoughts and Reflections of a Black Mormon."

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On Sept. 3, I returned to Raleigh, N.C. and the building where I was baptized over 33 years ago to attend and speak at the funeral of my first bishop, Kermit B. Nichols, which led to my pondering of God's R...
In light of the controversy over statements in a recent Washington Post article, the author offers thoughts on the LDS Church's statements made in response to the article and on the Church's former priesthood r...
Inspired by the 2011 First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Keith Hamilton recounts poignant stories about two past Christmas occurrences in Trenton, N.J., surrounding a fire in his home.
I share a key impact that reading Elder Dallin H. Oaks' new book, "Life's Lessons Learned: Personal Reflections," had on me and introduce my next series of columns about blacks, the LDS Church and the priesthoo...
The content is an excerpt from an address I gave on Oct. 29 as keynote speaker at the Pocatello Idaho Branch of NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet Honoring America's Veterans. The theme of the event was "Fulfilling A...
The recent death of former NC State basketball player Lorenzo Charles causes State grad Keith Hamilton to reflect on the impact upon him that Charles' game-winning shot, which earned his alma mater the 1983 NCA...
Keith describes a recent weekend trip among the Saints and Vai Sikahema in Philadelphia
My quick and seemingly miraculous conversion from cynical, narcissistic, partying frat guy and DJ to faithful Mormon has roots in something my maternal grandmother taught me when I was a young boy.
A follow-up to my introductory piece "Return of Special K," this piece tells the genesis of my conversion to the LDS Church and the start of my transformation from a partying frat guy and popular radio personal...
Because I was not one to shy away from trying just about anything at least once, that attitude in my "Before Being Mormon" days often led me to places and into circumstances I later regretted. However, on occas...