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About the author:
Corky Johnson was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. A Graduate from West Side High School in Newark and a Graduate from Wilberforce University, one of the nation's oldest privately owned historical black colleges, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Business Administration & Computer Science. In addition, Corky holds an Associate Degree in Networking Management and is a long standing member of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Inc.
Corky's professional experience has been a lifelong process of working with: US Army Finance
& Accounting Center as a Computer Scheduler, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Computer Technician, Dudley Products Inc. as a Regional Sales Manager, Pittsburgh Department of Health as the 1st Afro-American System Administrator.
The Late Congressman Donald M. Payne, 1st Afro-American in the State of New Jersey as Special Staff Assistant, Director of Case Work Operations, and Chief of Staff for State Assemblywoman Oadline Truitt, special request by Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr.
Corky is dedicated to family, community and the advancement of others less fortunate. Working with The Late Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr., Corky has acquired extensive experience in Community Service working with multiple community district leaders, social service agencies, housing, welfare, immigration, battered women and children and job development. Through a combination of education, professional experiences and personal experiences, Corky was inspired to write this book in hopes that it would educate and motivate people of color to make a positive change for the betterment and advancement of Afro-Americans.
We are one, our cause are one and together, we must help each other if we are to succeed.
Why Are Afro-Americans Afraid To Take Off The Blinders
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 irrevocably reshaped American history. This landmark piece of legislation was intended to set the stage for a country free of discrimination and answer's to the growing demands for equal rights of African Americans. Even though it has been more than four decades since this act was passed, there is still much room left for improvement and major changes. In Why Are Afro-Americans Afraid To Take Off The Blinders, Author Corky Johnson combines historical and personal experiences and observations to provide a thought provoking study of the present conditions of African Americans. Johnson's book is more than just a searing social commentary and an expose' of current problems in areas like politics and the education system; it is a relevant compendium of America's history of racism and slavery. In it, the author expresses his discontent at the stagnation of his fellowmen and women while exposing some of the possible reasons why this is the case today. Corky Johnson also raises essential questions on the nature of justice, truth, equality and patriotism while daring readers to confront their own prejudices and do what is necessary to change the present realities. Timely and necessary, Why Are Afro-Americans Afraid To Take Off The Blinders is one man's valiant effort to give voice to millions of people who are still clinging onto the hope for a world of equal rights and opportunities. It is also a wakeup call for others to take a stand and begin the long yet rewarding journey of freedom, change and reform.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 05 2012
- 1479302716 / 9781479302710
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies