Celebrating the Contributions of Black America
James Monroe Show
Mr. Andrew Young,
Jafora E. Dove,
Model and Co-Host
Featuring Current Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Leaders
JMS "Good News, Positive People, and Info You Can Use"
Former United Nations Ambassador, Civil Rights
Leader, Entrepreneur, and Mayor of Atlanta, Ga.
Halle Berry wins Oscar
Serena Williams wins US Open
John W. Thompson, the new Chairman for the Microsoft Corporation replacing Bill Gates. Born in New Jersey, his mother a school teacher and father a career soldier in the Army. A recipient of the Morgan Stanley Information Technology Award for Global Commerce, his focus is on professional management and professional leadership. Mr. Thompson believes that leadership is about creating something different that people get excited about, and then following thru. He considers Microsoft as "one of the true, iconic companies in our country." In the U.S. he is the only Black person to hold a chairman position in a major tech company.
Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman, An American retired NBA player is a successful entrepreneur of Fast Food restaurants who has a reported net worth of $400 million. Born in Chicago, Ill. he owns 160 Wendy's franchises in America and 118 Chili's restaurants. Mr. Bridgeman also owns stake in Milwaukee soda's Black Bear Beverages, and sits on the board of the PGA.
" Junior" called by most obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1975, had a very successful 12 year pro hoop career.
Janet Emerson Bashen, CEO of the Bashen Corporation is the first Black women to patent a software invention. Link Line, is a web based application for Equal Employment Opportunity claims intake and tracking document management, Claims management and numerous reports. Patent # 6,985,922. The "Method Apparatus and System for Processing Compliance Actions over a wide area." This is followed by Ms. Bashen's federal based counter part EEOFedsoft MD715, web based application for building Affirmative Action Plans.
Crowd Funding: Investing together!!
System, Wilbert Dyer; Satellite Tracker, Lloyd Douglas Hall: Methods of Processing & Sterilization of Food, Garrett Morgan
Traffic Light, Otis Boykin; Control Unit & Wire Resister for Heart Pacemaker. Examples. We are creators w/ a rich heritage.
Our Ancestors built the entire railroad system in the southern US. They also Invented equipment for better operations and increased productivity, such as Elijah McCoy's inventions for the lubrication of steam engines. Frederick McKinley Jones invented the Automatic Refrigeration Systems for long haul trucks & rail cars. He is credited with inventing air conditioning and designed a unit specifically for military field hospitals. Mr. Jones was posthumously given the National Medal of Technology in 1991.
Thanks for tuning in. Click and browse. Come back for information updates and shows. New season starts next month! - As always, "I wish you Prosperity in Mind, Body, and Soul." JM
JMS Entertaining and Informative
National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) represents more than 650 Black Mayors in United States with a collective membership representing 48 million Americans. Carl Stokes was the first Black Mayor elected in 1967, Cleveland, OH.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Spiritual Leader, Social, Political and Human Rights Activist. Born
Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York. A leading figure against prejudice and injustice, was Youth Director for SCLC's program "Operation Bread Basket"; the program's goal was to encourage diversity in the work place by applying social and economic pressure on businesses. A good tactic that can and should be used today.
Mr. Sharpton started his own organization "National Youth Movement" in the 1980's.
Ordained a minister in the Pentecostal Church at the age of 10, "Rev Al" now heads
the National Action Network, a leading civil rights organization with chapters across US.
The organizations criminal justice initiative focuses on the right to equal justice under the law, "the law should not be conditional or based upon a person's color or economic status. " High profile cases handled: Tawana Brawley, Travon Martin, Michael Brown, and Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta, Ga. - Support Attorney Benjamin L. Crump
Special International Report: Black Billionaires; four of the wealthiest in the world! Africa is rich in natural resources and opportunities. Export-Import with Africa; next! Ghana, Nigeria, and more!
Folorunsho Alakija; $2.5 Billion
Oil, Banking, Clothing, NGA
Michael Adenuga; 4.6 Billion
Banking, Oil, Telecom, NGA
Isabel Santos; $3.8 Billion
Telecom, Oil, Restaurants, AO
Aliko Dangote; $25 Billion Sugar, Flower, Cement, NGA
According to the US Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), employment at Black owned
businesses rose 22%, "a significantly higher rate than that of non-minority owned firms". Now we need to start more businesses to create more jobs and career opportunities for ourselves. See chart in Biz Spotlight for your niche.
Mabou Loiseau 8; speaks 8 different languages, sings, and plays 8 instruments says, "I was born smart, duh"
Congratulations to The Jackie Robinson West Little League Team of Chicago for World Series spot!
The smartest 8 year old in the world is Black; she even takes college algebra. Children are our future. Lets make sure we leave them a good inheritance. We have the power to make change for ourselves and our communities!
Godfather of FUNK
WNBA Tulsa Shock
FUNK-n-Sports: If you don't know what it means, ask somebody with funkinteleky. "It's all good"
WNBA LA Sparks
James "JB" Brown
76% of players for the National Basketball Association (NBA), and 68% of the National Football League (NFL) are Black.
James "Jesse" Owens won 4 gold medals in 1936 Olympic Games for USA, and had to come home to racism & hatred.
I bet you can't do this pose. Oscar Robertson (left) the only player in NBA history to average a triple double in a single season. Now that's funky foreal! He was known as "The Big O". ( College photo from the University of Cincinnati.)
Bill Russell, (right) 11 NBA Championships with the Boston. Celtics ; extremely funky! Both are in the category of P Funk
"Pure" uncut, the bomb!
Don King is probably the greatest boxing promoter of all time. Known (right) for his King Crown hairstyle shock the world with his, "Thrilla in Manilla": Muhammad Ali and "Smokin" Joe Frazier fight. Heavyweight boxing has never been the same in his absence.
King is credited with getting Black fighters multi million dollar pay days.
Juneteenth (June 19) is an important day.
We need to encourage and guide our children and young people to be entrepreneurs and thought leaders today! Mr. Allen at the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute does a great job of; in their words," Developing young entrepreneurs and leaders into a mindset of ownership". Contact JMS for more information about AEI and Camp Exposure.
Did you know that Don Cornelius's Soul Train, a Black American TV program, is the longest running show in American broadcast syndication history! The first episode was October 2,1971 and final episode March 25, 2006.
The Jackson Five on Soul Train (Featuring Michael Jackson 2nd from right)
Don Cornelius, Founder
I do look like these guys when I come out of it, but being the host, I didn't think it would be appropriate anyway, ok.
Front page! So hope this works for you, my Sisters; I appreciate your support and as you see I will respond strong!
Black Men of Hollywood and Television: More than just muscle; rich, smart & businessmen.
Rihanna is one of the top selling singing artist of all time. Her string of 13 number one singles has tied Michael Jackson. Her live performances pack venues and sell out all over the world .
Born Robyn Fenton she's the youngest artist to score 12 #1 singles in US. Rihanna signed with Def Jam at age 16. Net worth $120 million.
Gil Scott-Herron is one of those people, and some even call him respectfully "The Godfather" of so called Rap music.
In any case he is one of the greatest poets and conscious communicators of all time. Much Love, My Brother!
Marcus Garvey says,"A people without the knowledge of their past history is like a tree without roots". Good analogy!
Gil Scott H-Heron, also an accomplished musician / author collaborated with Brian Jackson to create hits like "Winter in America" and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". Signed by Arista Records. Born in Chicago, Ill. and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, received a Grammy " LifeTime Achievement Award" in 2012 posthumous. He died in 2011.
Next: The Last Poets, Chuck D, Tupac and up and coming poets. Want to be poets-rappers get some knowledge!
Slave Trade: According to the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Data Dase 12.5 million slaves were shipped to America. Black Americans not only performed such professions as stated earlier, but they grew the food, raised and butchered the animals, cooked the food, and as quiet as its kept even raised some White folks children. All as slaves receiving no financial compensation and treated like animals. Records show that 2 million died on the way. Note: Incredible as these figures are, some say they are grossly under estimated, maybe because the people that kept the records may have left out some millions, if you know what I mean.