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James Eugene Clingman, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Syndicated Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Seafood, Pie (Cherry), Ice Cream
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Negril, Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
If Everyone Does A Little, All Of Us Can Have A Lot

Birthplace

Born:
8/11/1944
Birth Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Syndicated Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Seafood, Pie (Cherry), Ice Cream
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Negril, Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
If Everyone Does A Little, All Of Us Can Have A Lot

Birthplace

Born:
8/11/1944
Birth Location:
Cincinnati
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Biography

Businessman, author, and civic leader James E. Clingman, Jr. is a strong advocate of economic empowerment for African Americans. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 11, 1944 to Verline Greene and James E. Clingman, Sr, he attended Paisley High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina before graduating from Cincinnati’s Winthrow High School in 1963. He later earned his B.A. degree cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1977.

In 1985, Clingman was hired by Segmented Marketing Services as general manager, a position he held until 1988 when he formed his own consulting business, Clingman & Associates. In 1996, Clingman founded and served as president and executive director of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce.

In 1996, a year after he participated in the Million Man March, Clingman wrote One in a Million: Faces in the Crowd. Other books he has written and published include Economic Empowerment or Economic Enslavement – We Have a Choice and Black-O-Knowledge: Stuff We Need To Know . A former editor of the Cincinnati Herald newspaper and an adjunct professor of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati, Clingman writes a nationally syndicated weekly column called “Blackonomics”.

A member of the Cincinnati Black Business Association and the Harvest Institute, an African American think tank, Clingman and his wife Sylvia live with their daughter Kiah in Sharonville, Ohio.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes his maternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers traveling to West Virginia and North Carolina to visit his grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes his paternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. explains why his parents migrated north to Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes his neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his family's emphasis on church and school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes his childhood personality and his initial interest in earning money
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his jobs as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. describes how he narrowly missed being sent to reform school as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his family's jobs
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers encountering the Civil Rights Movement as a student at North Carolina College at Durham in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his time at North Carolina College at Durham in Durham, North Carolina, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers performing with the choir at North Carolina College at Durham in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his time at North Carolina College at Durham in Durham, North Carolina, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. recalls joining the U.S. Navy in 1965
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his experience in the U.S. Navy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers the day Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his first banking job
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers his work as a counselor with the Citizens Committee on Youth in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his experience at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. charts his evolving interest in entrepreneurship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers moving to Chicago, Illinois to work for a marketing firm
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. explains what led to the founding of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers the Million Man March inspiring the creation of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. reminisces about the Million Man March in 1995
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his hopes and disappointments with the Million Man March in 1995
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. remembers the legacy of Chicago, Illinois mayor Harold Washington
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. advocates for African Americans pooling their resources to work towards economic empowerment, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. advocates for African Americans pooling their resources to work towards economic empowerment, pt.2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about the necessity of economic empowerment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about his work establishing The Entrepreneur High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. talks about the impact of religion on his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - James Eugene Clingman, Jr. narrates his photographs