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.