Cedric Muhammad, Publisher of BlackElectorate.com and president of Black Electorate Communications Inc. is a unique political and business economist in Black America. A prolific writer with a rare perspective - merging cultural, political and economic factors - Mr. Muhammad's analysis is unique and valued by many.
His public career began at an early age, in 1989, when he was selected as a McDonald's Black History Maker of Tomorrow, one of 100 in America. As a History Maker, Cedric appeared on national television, talk radio and selected high-profile events representing the McDonald's Corporation. The experience proved invaluable and laid a base for his future activities.
While still a college student and at the ripe age of 21 years, he co-established one of the leading concert promotion companies in the northeastern United States which organized and presented events to tens of thousands, along the East Coast. Upon his departure from school, he established BEC Business Management- a business management company, which provided advice to Hip-Hop artists, record labels and music industry executives. BEC Business Management provided advice to Bad Boy Entertainment, Tupac Shakur and the Creators Way record label, among others.
In 1995, Mr. Muhammad moved into the enviable position of General Manger of the multi-platinum Hip-Hop recording act the Wu-Tang Clan. Among his more notable accomplishments while at Wu-Tang were negotiating and managing the unprecedented Wu-Tang Clan/Rage Against the Machine tour in the summer of 1997. He also negotiated the one-of-a-kind endorsement deal between Pepsi Co./Mountain Dew and the Wu-Tang Clan- a lucrative and ground-breaking relationship between a soft drink company and a leading Hip-Hop group.
In 1997, he established BEC Economic Standards Inc., an inner city, domestic and international economic and community development company. As president, Mr. Muhammad has developed quite an impressive client list ranging from McDonald's Corporation and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also informally advised the government of the nation of Indonesia in 1998 during their currency crisis.
In 1999, he founded Black Electorate Communications in order to advise and apprise the Black electorate, the hip-hop generation, Black and mainstream media, elected officials, religious leaders, educators and the business community on issues that impact the Black and urban vote. The brand new company quickly established itself as a valued source of information to media of all perspectives.
In April of 2000, Mr. Muhammad launched BlackElectorate.com, a news and analysis daily that provides news coverage of issues and events that impact the Black electorate – worldwide. The website is a favorite of members of the U.S. Congress, the international investing community, leaders of grassroot organizations as well as political, cultural and economic reporters. In September of 2002 Mr. Muhammad, became political columnist for the transcultural and international TRACE magazine
In the Spring of 2004 Cedric Muhammad co-founded Real Strategies, Inc., an Information Technology and Strategic Political Consulting Company. The company successfully consulted the campaign of Cynthia McKinney, helping her to return to Congress, representing the Fourth Congressional District Of Georgia. Cedric served as chief strategist to the campaign.
In the Summer of 2004 Mr. Muhammad was hired by Source Enterprises CEO, Mr. David Mays, to serve as a strategic consultant to the CEO and The Source Magazine, the most widely circulated Hip-Hop magazine in the world.
Mr. Muhammad is a prolific writer, sought after as an opinion editorialist, speechwriter and ghostwriter. He has written for a diverse array of publications like The Wall St. Journal, Newsday, and The Final Call. Mr. Muhammad is a sought after public speaker, frequently making appearances on radio and Television. He has appeared on MSNBC and Bloomberg radio. He has also been regularly featured on New York City's 1190-WLIB-AM; Washington D.C.'s 1450 WOL-AM; Atlanta's 1380 WAOK-AM; and the Bay Area's 94.5KPFA; and most recently on the nationally syndicated "The Star and Buc Wild" Show. His weekly BlackElectorate.com "Make It Plain" segment can be heard every Monday on XM Channel 169
In 2006, Mr. Muhammad launched CM Cap (http://www.cmcap.com/)the first-ever strategic consuting firm dedicate to the first-time Black Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner.
In 2007, Cedric founded the unique multi-media broadcast network, The Black Coffee Channel (http://www.blackcoffeechannel.com/)which hosts "The Cedric Muhammad And Black Coffee Program" and covers culture, politics, and business developments on the ground, in the Black-English speaking world
In November 2008, The African Union Named Cedric Muhammad a Member of The First Congress of African Economists for his pioneering work in proposing a single currency for Africa, backed by gold.
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