Black Gold National Leadership Election Winners

 

National Community Agricultural Development Division

Sis. Arah Anderson

National Economics & Finance Department

Bro. Michael Fleming

National Business Development: (International) Division

Bro. Sentwali Olushola

National Youth Education & Development Division

Bro. Jeff Drummer

National Information Technology Department 

Bro. Nathan Bridges

National Media, Marketing & Public Relations Department

Sis. Crystal Garry

National Political Strategy & Implementation Division

Bro. Michael Brown


National Employment & Training Division

Bro. Eric Harris


National Cultural Affairs & Diplomacy Division

Sis. Norma Thomas


National Infrastructure & Construction Division

Bro. Cary Junior


National Community Development Division
Bro. Chivas Watson

National Mental Health Division

Dr. Unati Makiwane

National Community Agricultural Development Division Director - Arah Anderson is a Southeast Missouri native, second-generation farmer, community worker and grassroots organizer who has lived in the City of St. Louis for more than three decades.

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Her recent engagement with Flourish St. Louis has provided opportunities to engage with parents and grandparents to provide details on the infant mortality rate and share ways to ensure the mental health and stability of caretakers while raising their children.

Arah is also one of the founding board members for Misha’s House, a respite center for parents in need of emergency family support. In addition to her community engagement, Arah is a life partner to Tony Fisher with whom they are busy parents to ten children and grandparents to one. They are currently working to renovate a large homestead in North St. Louis City upon which they intend to cultivate a hub for sustainable, family-focused gardening opportunities and robust social and civic action utilizing environmentally conscious infrastructure.

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National Business Development (International)  Director - Sentwali Olushola is a knowledgeable, multi-faceted, small business owner, and humanitarian from Houston, Texas. As a skilled Le Cordon Bleu trained culinary professional, Bro. Sentwali

 
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National Economics & Finance Department  Director - Michael Fleming is a creative, seasoned, results-oriented executive who is regarded as a specialist in the analysis, assessment, strategic planning, vision mapping, forecasting and

 

implementation of business and work systems.  He is dedicated and committed to delivering success and profitability.  From chairmen to CEOs; CEOs to workers; workers to clients; and clients to customers, Michael provides solutions, services, programs and projects that “meet people and organizations at their needs and challenges”.  He designs systems and process that cover the gamut from vision, concept, deployment, delivery, and implementation to follow up and process improvement.

Michael Fleming has a true passion for systems and processes to enhance customer satisfaction and professional development specializing in creating customized personal and business organizational management tools, process, systems, technology and methodology. His methodology:  “Managing by Vision”, increases productivity, efficiency and effectiveness at all levels of an organization impacting every component of a process. 

 

Michael is an excellent consultant, trainer and strategist, his corporate background has been cultivated through the industry of knowledge management and enterprise solutions.  He has been involved and trained extensively on Federal government contracting.  He’s been a senior tech and training manager for two Teleworking companies (T-Manage-Bellsouth; Usertech-Ceridian), a senior tech manager for a data communication company (Mercury Technology), and a military electronics/avionics instructor (USAF).

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More about Bro. Michael

operated a successful catering operation from 2006 to 2019.

Bro. Sentwali, along with his business partner established “A5 Redevelopment” in 2016. The company has acquired land in two Texas cities and begun to develop in Houston. Currently residing in Arusha, Tanzania since 2020, Bro. Sentwali established “Prodigy International”. In 2021 the company successfully completed its first humanitarian project followed by another project completed in January 2022, both geared towards elevating the general quality of life by upgrading infrastructure and creating jobs with economic development initiatives. With both projects, Bro. Sentwali has overseen the expenditure of more than ten thousand U.S. dollars in seven months.

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National Youth Education & Development Division Director - Jeff Drummer is the founder of the (ULA) United Leadership Alliance, and he's fully committed to the liberation revolution both internally, and externally. 95% of my focus is invested in

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our internal agenda. 5% focuses on what our external threats are doing. I figure, if we wake the people up, then we can get something done. I aim to shake up the world.

Jeffrey Drummer, the President of the United Leadership Alliance of Houston, Texas, has lived with a burning in his soul for the advancement of his community since childhood, similar to that of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He believes that he was made for this moment and that the ULA has been called for such a time as this. He envisions the African American community being among the most prosperous in the world. He feels that his life’s experiences have thoroughly prepared him to lead our community into a prosperous 21st Century. His love for God, his passion for people, and his hatred for injustice has culminated into a raging inferno in his spirit that he can no longer contain. Like Noah in the bible, God has given Mr. Drummer a charge to restore our community through our men, women, and children with 21st Century solutions that are godly-scientific and guaranteed to succeed.

 

Mr. Drummer, a Texas Southern University graduate in education, was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida and has over twenty years of exceptional teaching and coaching experience. His training expertise has resulted in numerous academic and athletic award-winners, scholarships, college graduates, and professional athletes.

He also has more than thirty-five years of activism which includes being the President of the One Hundred Black Men of Palm Beach County and he has service experience with the NAACP, the Black United Front, the National Urban League, the Anti-Defamation League and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

An avid athlete, Mr. Drummer is a former college football player whose sports career includes several prestigious awards such as being elected to the Sports Illustrated College All-American Academic Team, Athlete of the Year, and the Most Valuable Player. He has also lettered in baseball and wrestling as well. Mr. Drummer passionately expressed that “athletics and sports-specific activities are extremely important to our people and we should never minimize their worth.  Sadly, he was under nurtured as a child and believes that athletics saved his life by giving him something to love and strive for. Narrowly escaping the same fate, I witnessed several of my best friends arrested and confined in the federal penitentiary for life with no chance of parole simply because they had nothing to live for. This societal neglect has inclined me to be wise enough to utilize one’s values to lead them to success. Sadly, as talented as my friends were, without the love, care, and guidance they deserved, society has still labeled them beast!  For this cause and other injustices, I have decided to lay down my life and I wholeheartedly believe that like-minded people will join me and we will immobilize millions to prosper as well. By empowering people to help themselves, together we will change the world! 

                                               

Mr. Drummer is the father of two lovely twin daughter’s Leondra and Treondra Swails and four awesome sons, Markee and triplets, Quincy, Wesley and Xavier Drummer.

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National Information Technology Department DirectorSr. Technical Design Architect (TDA) at Dell Technologies

Experience

Senior Level Experience

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•    MEMCM Current Branch Infrastructure Architect
•    MEMCM Current Branch / OSD Design/Implementation including UDI Wizard Designer
•    Desktop Analytics Administration, Design and Configuration
•    Intune / Autopilot Design, Administration, Implementation and Configuration
•    Azure AD Connect Administration
•    Office 365 Administration & Configuration
•    Workspace One Design and Administration for Windows 10
•    MDT 2013 Deployment Architect
•    Windows 10 Current Branch, 8.1, 7 Global OSD Solution Architect
•    Windows 2019/2012/2008 Server / Active Directory Management
•    Dell Custom Factory Integration for MEMCM OSD
•    MEMCM Application Model Management
•    MEMCM Architect
•    SCCM 2007 Architect
•    SCCM 2007 OSD Design/Implementation including UDI Wizard Designer
•    Optimized custom SCCM 2012/2007 task sequence design and implementation
•    Dell Automated Deployment Solution Architect
•    Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WDS Management
•    Microsoft Bitlocker OSD Integration/Design Architect
•    Microsoft KMS
•    WSUS Updates Management
•    USMT 10.0, 5.0, USMT 4.0
•    WINPE 10.0, 5.0, 4.0
•    Symantec Endpoint Protection Administration
•    PowerShell scripting language
•    AutoIT scripting language
•    Packaging for OSD
•    Advanced OSD Troubleshooting/Design
•    Window 10 SDK Performance Toolkit
•    Application Rationalization

Training
MEMCM Current Branch, 2012/2007, Windows 10 Deployment, Vista Deployment

 

Current Sr. Project Lead For:
•    Global MEMCM Current Branch Infrastructure Architect
•    Global MEMCM Optimized Deployment Engineer
•    Global SCCM 2007 Optimized Deployment Engineer
•    Global Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 Deployment

 

Recent Sr. Project Lead History:
•    Global MEMCM Optimized Deployment Engineer (2020)
•    Global SCCM 2007 Optimized Deployment Engineer (2013)
•    Global Windows 10 Deployment (2020)

 

Previous Project Lead History:
Global Office 2007 Deployment

 

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National Political Strategy & Implementation Division Director - Michael Brown is a 13 year veteran in the development, implementation, and execution of supplier diversity programs in the public and private sector.

Presently, he serves as the Diversity Outreach & Compliance Manager for Horizon International Group, LLC, one of the largest minority and women-owned construction management firms in the Greater Houston area. In this capacity, he executes the MWSBE/DBE/HUB programs, Pay or Play Program, Federal Labor Compliance, Section 3 Compliance, and Drug Policy Compliance programs for several projects including the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion and the Houston Airport System's International Terminal Redevelopment Program for Horizon.

Michael is the co-founder of the Texas Chattel Slavery Reparations Commission and has been advocating for Reparations since 2019. He is also a founding member of the National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants (NAASD), a member of Creative Group Economics, and a board member of Political Advocates for Independent Democracy (P.A.I.D.).

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National Cultural Affairs & Diplomacy Division Director - Norma J. Thomas is an Arts Entrepreneur, Performing Artist, and 39 year veteran of Arts Education. Writer, producer, director of primarily theatre and video, Norma's mission, through French

 

Creole Productions, has been, for over thirty years, to present diverse images, themes, and stories from the Black experience and perspective … to make quality Arts experiences, relevant, uplifting, and accessible to the community … to nurture, train, and develop the next generation of conscious artists. 

Norma determined many years ago, while working as a stage and film actress, that if she were to have the career she desired, represent Black women and the community in a manner worthy of her gifts, she would have to create it herself, non- conventionally. Her focus turned to community and school based programming in the Arts, writing and producing a slate of original works, producing theatre, short films, and videos, and laying the groundwork for NT Studios & Conservatory. NT Studios & Conservatory is the premiere performing & visual arts create space and educational center in Houston's historic, North side community of Acres Homes. Award-winning director, playwright and screenwriter, Norma is the self-published author of The Smell of Garlic on Sunday, a memoir, and the children’s series, Bibi’s Girls. She is affiliated with the Texas Educational Theatre Association and Texas Adjudicators & Officials Organization, co-founder of the Black Theatre Educators’ Caucus, Board Member for The Partnership for School Improvement and People’s Outreach Ministries- Haitian Relief, and a member of The Shrines of the Black Madonna where she received the name Raawiya M. Obike. Raawiya resides in her hometown of Houston, Tx. with partner of 30 years, Mayasa Obike, enjoying very close relationships with daughter, Ishaaqa, and granddaughters, Kamiliyah Mahira and Leelah Imani-Afua. She is quoted as saying,

“The Sciences create thinkers; the Social Studies create citizens; the Arts create human beings.”
 

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National Agribusiness & Food Systems Economics Department Director AND National Infrastructure & Development Division Director - Mr. Junior is a Founder and General Manager of SEMPA. The organization was established to assist small

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rural African American/Underserved producers outside of Detroit in collaborating to build their capacities and provide fresh produce in the food insecure areas in the City. 

The group began with seven (7) farmers, with the potential of incorporating 25 farms with over 1,000 acres in the Detroit region. SEMPA coordinates training, marketing, and processes necessary to develop a local food system.

​As the Economic Development Official in Royal Oak Charter Township, Michigan, Cary has championed issues to empower the most vulnerable population and founded the Royal Town Farmer’s Market to promote healthy eating and entrepreneurship through vending. Through these efforts he investigated produce sources for the farmer’s market and discovered the needs of the rural farmers. This led his desire to serve as a Food Hub Consultant with the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems to research the development of food hubs throughout the state. In addition, he serves as Council member of the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) – an organization established to support underserved farmers in Michigan.

Cary has been actively promoting SEMPA’s efforts around the country through presentations at food and farming conferences. His objective is to bring awareness to the obtaining food sovereignty to our most vulnerable populations with local food systems. He holds degrees from Morehouse College (BS), The University of Michigan (MSE), and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business (Exec Ed).

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National Community Development Division Director - My name is Chivas Watson. I’m a professional trained in leadership roles, with experience and success in operations, sales, communications, public broadcasting, meeting facilitation,

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recruiting/staffing experience, graphic design, procurements, legal work, as well as community efforts and municipal relations. Recently, I’ve successfully executed high-volume projects for operations involving major clients and over 300 employees. Assisting in daily operations, I’m involved in finances, employee relations, procurement relations management, inventory control, underwriting, and marketing to optimize revenue streams for clients. After assessing my availability and overall capacity, I’m seeking to be a justified candidate for The Black Gold Nation’s political and community platform.

Chivas Watson is capable of this opportunity and more, because "I want to help The Black Gold Nation resolve our People’s disconnection, disparagement, and denying of what’s true and necessary. I’d like to repair the issues in our communities by truly fixing them and helping refine the mindsets of Black people throughout the world. I personally stand against all merits of White supremacy, by researching our forefathers and mothers who were scholars, organizers, trailblazers, and leaders throughout our existence, who never deviated from the truth of all things."


Bro. Chivas' Credentials

  • Jailhouse lawyer during pre-trial phase, throughout three (3) different counties, as well as during my time at the Holliday Unit. After working on 450+ cases and causing a positive impact and outcome in roughly 20% of them, I returned to Austin, Texas

  • Created the mutual aid collective WorkingGroup512. WG512 has operated a pandemic-proof food access program over 17 months, saving over 1 million pounds of food waste and contributing over 100k items to Austin communities in-need. In the data-driven and results-based work around the family structure of directly-impacted people, WorkingGroup512 has been awarded eight (8) grants of nine (9) applications in eighteen (18) months.

  • I was successfully discharged from Parole on April 26, 2021. I’ve led the Group effort in communications, social media and web activity, donor management, fundraising, grant writing, and program operations.

 

Advocacy Work

WorkingGroup512 

  • Lead organizer and administrator for a multicultural community collective specialized in grassroots work to amplify the needs, voices, and experiences of those directly impacted and seeking justice thereof;

  • Successfully operating a full-scale, food access and delivery program that serves hundreds in the Austin-area, across twenty (20) counties

  • Obtained six (6) consecutive grants to fund humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, social work efforts

Pure Justice

  • Indigent Defense 2021 Fellow and community organizer for a Houston nonprofit focused on economic empowerment, criminal justice and legislative policy reform

  • Operated a data project with the City of Austin in re-integration services for formerly incarcerated people

  • Successfully organized over 200 Houston residents against housing, employment, legal, and healthcare injustices

  • Produced reports, surveyed data, facilitated meetings & presentations, created graphic design, speech writing, and public speaking

Grassroots Leadership 

  • Volunteer advocate with GRL's Criminal Justice and Immigration teams;

  • Texas Advocates for Justice Austin Membership:

    • Efforts focusing on the rights and restorative justice of formerly incarcerated, mentally ill, and undocumented individuals;

    • Role includes organizing voter registration and petition drives, community engagements, research and self-development;

    • Selected to participate in City's Undoing Racism Austin workshop; Internship graduate of Cityworks Academy, 2018

  • Decarcerate ATX, #ShutDownHutto, #AbolishICE Membership:

    • Organized focus on local, State, and Federal policy initiatives and strategies;

    • Efforts aligned with decreasing the % of minorities incarcerated in Travis & Williamson counties;

 

Texas Fair Defense Project

  • Volunteer advocate for grassroots efforts combating systemic oppression @ local, State, and Federal levels;

  • Helped organized local 2018 Driver License clinics to decrease % of unlicensed TX motorists; combat low-level crimes locally; community engagements resulted in HB 2048 repealing of DPS surcharge program

Anti-Gentrification Task Force 

  • Organize community education discussions on land-development and gentrification in the City of Austin;

  • Serving as liaison to the City of Austin's Anti-Displacement Task Force;

  • Externship with Earth Day ATX 2018 as community justice hub representative

Black Mamas Community Collective 

  • Initiative funded by UT-Austin to create and develop a support platform for Black mothers and postpartum outcomes in the Austin area;

  • Male ambassador consulting in community organizing, project management, partnerships, canvassing, cognitive analysis, legislative session trainings, event planning, marketing and development;

Poor People's Campaign of Texas 

  • Leader and organizer of nonviolent resistance efforts to demand human rights and ecological preservation;

  • Advocacy Internship in PPC's 2018 40 Days of Direct Action, Summer 2018

IndyAustin 

  • Organizer and spokesman for efforts aligned with independent, local political initiatives;


 

 
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National Mental Health Division Director - Dr. Unati Makiwane is a Family Physician with over 16yr experience, Ex- President of Black Mental Health Matters, Keynote Speaker, Weekly Health Talk Host, Health & Certified Child Self Esteem &

Transformational Life Coach focusing on Childhood Trauma, Life Coaching, Sexual & Mental Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Children's Mental Health.

She is the first Female Physician in Canada to host a virtual Men's Health Talk Show which runs bi-weekly where she interacts with a global community of Men seeking to lead healthy lives mentally, physically and spiritually. She is the Founder & CEO of United Medical Clinic and Dr. M Health Corner. 

Dr. Unati's Credentials: 

  • Family Physician

  • Health Coach

  • Mental Health Expert

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Businesswoman

  • Health Talk Show Host

  • Certified Child Self Esteem & Transformational Life Coach.

  • Served for a year in 2021-2022 as a President of Black Mental Health Matters, a global organization unifying Afrikan People

 

Dr. Unati Makiwane is a Family Physician with over 16yr experience, Ex- President of Black Mental Health Matters, Keynote Speaker, Weekly Health Talk Host, Health & Certified Child Self Esteem & Transformational Life Coach focusing on Childhood Trauma, Life Coaching, Sexual & Mental Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Children's Mental Health.

 

She is the first Female Physician in Canada to host a virtual Men's Health Talk Show which runs bi-weekly where she interacts with a global community of Men seeking to lead healthy lives mentally, physically and spiritually. She is the Founder & CEO of United Medical Clinic and Dr. M Health Corner. 

Amongst other things she’s doing in the community, In June 2021, she worked with UN Affiliated Agency- The Federation of International Gender and Human Rights.

In  July 2021, she shared stage with Dr. Martin Luther King III on the World Diversity Conference where she took a discourse on her expertise on Men’s Mental Health. 

She has worked with: 

  • BIPOC Foundation 

  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association Nigeria

  • Webber Academy

  • Iternational Gender & Human RightsUnited Nations affiliated Agency- The Federation of In

  • Broadband Infraco Marketing Team

  • Calgary Immigrant Services

  • Grey Insights

  • Centre for New Comers

  • Somali Centre for Family Services- Under the Acacia Tree

  • She UnLeashed Podcast 

  • Featured on Austin TV- Brain Power TV with Dr. Hokehe Eko

  • Featured on CBC News, Calgary Herald, Legend Radio

  • Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA)

 

National Employment & Training Division Director - Bro. Eric was nominated as a national leadership candidate because he’s a strong servant leader across the country. Community Leader Ambassador In The Prison Industry Consul Paralegal Panther Outreach

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Specialist whose always on the ground supplying resources to the community, getting them jobs, training, education opportunities etc. Violence Prevention He’s doing much more but I digress.

Bro. Eric has been a Case Manager Outreach Specialist Program Coordinator (Re entry) Ambassador Paralegal Black Panther Mentor Juvenile Justice Violence Prevention Expert Opioid Crisis Advocate Etc.

Experience

Outreach 

  • Administer NARCAN

  • Feed & clothe the children, addicts and homeless 

  • Promote programs and services 

  • Canvass neighborhoods to collect data

  • Host events [job fairs, town hall, giveaways..]

Board Member 

  • Brainstorm research priorities forum 

  • Plan knowledge sharing activities 

  • Brief and Debrief 

  • Quarterly Updates

  • Sharing resources 

Mediator 

  • Seek out conflicts of gun violence 

  • De escalate gun violence 

  • Set up truce and non-retaliations 

  • Relocate families 

  • Provide wrap around services 

Facilitator

  • Studied STI, HIV/AIDS, Cleanliness, CPR, & City demands

  • Ensured that people in local, state, and federal know this info

  • Stayed up to date with teaching techniques and help peers adopt new strategies

  • Helped people understand and use this info in their life

  • Trained and mentored  people who needed help improving their skills

Ambassador 

  • Conceptualize campaigns and strategies 

  • Educating partners and potential partners on our products 

  • Creating social media content for awareness and visibility 

  • Building rapport with partners and potential scholars 

Work History

  • Program Co. - MODOC

  • Outreach - Cure Violence Global 

  • Mediator - Urban League

  • Ambassador - From Prison Cells To PhD, Inc.                          

  • Outreach - Better Family Life Inc.                                     

  • Clerk - Forest Park Community College              

  • Internship - Prairie Archway                                     

  • Facilitator - Department of Health                             

Education    

  • Blackstone Career Institute - Certified Paralegal

  • St. Louis CC at Forest Park - Business Management

  • The T, Inc. - Stop The Bleed Training  

  • Flourish St. Louis - Safe Sleep Train the Trainer

  • National Council For Mental Wellbeing - Mental Health First Aid 

  • Cure Violence Global - VIRT Certification 

  • Harris Stowe State University - Entrepreneurship Accelerator 

  • YELD, Inc. - Facilitator