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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Author

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange, Turquoise
Favorite Food:
Rice (Ginger Broccoli)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
That Which You Share Will Multiply. That Which You Withhold Shall Diminish.

Birthplace

Born:
12/8/1953
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Author

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange, Turquoise
Favorite Food:
Rice (Ginger Broccoli)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
That Which You Share Will Multiply. That Which You Withhold Shall Diminish.

Birthplace

Born:
12/8/1953
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Marketing and nonprofit executive Yvette Moyo was born on December 8, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to Rudolph and Pauline Jackson. Moyo grew up in Chicago and attended South Shore High School. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1974 with her B.A. degree in Afro-American Studies.

Upon graduation, Moyo was hired at the National Publication Sales Agency to work with the original Blackbook as a door-to-door saleswoman. She was promoted to account executive with the Blackbook and Dollars & Sense magazine, and eventually to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Moyo remained at Dollars & Sense magazine handling branding, national events, and advertising until 1988 when she married Karega Kofi Moyo. They then co-founded the marketing firm, Resource Associates International, Ltd. (RAI) and launched Real Men Cook for Charity, an annual Father’s Day celebration in 1990. In 1992, Moyo launched the Marketing Opportunities in Business & Entertainment (MOBE) advanced marketing symposium series. In November of 2001, MOBE worked co-hosted a White House briefing on African American Business and Technology. Following the success of Real Men Cook for Charities in the 1990s, their Father’s Day events were held in thirteen cities and featured on network TV and in major national publications. These events generated over one $1 million for various nonprofits. Co-founder of the year-round nonprofit organization Real Men Charities, Inc. in 2003, Moyo served as Executive Director until 2013.

Moyo is the co-creator of two books: Real Men Cook: More Than 100 Easy Recipes Celebrating Tradition and Family, published by Kofi Moyo in 2005; and Real Women Cook: Building Healthy Communities with Recipes that Stir the Soul, co-authored with Sharon Morgan in 2012. In 2008, Real Men Cook was honored and showcased on the show “Emeril Live!” and featured on the Al Roker Show in a segment called “Do Good Food.” Moyo was personally honored in 1988 as one of the “100 Women to Watch” in Today’s Chicago Woman. She has also been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Public Relations Advertising and Marketing Excellence Award, the Woman in Entertainment Pioneer Award, the 50 Women of Excellence Award, Trailblazer/Women in the Fatherhood Movement Award presented by Congressman Danny Davis, YMCA’s Black Achievers Award, and the Black Women's Hall of Fame Kizzy Award.

Moyo is divorced and has one biological son and eight “adopted” children: Angela Saunders Hodge, Kweli, Ki-Afi, Kilolo Shalomeet, Yosheyah, Gavriel, Kush, and Kevani Zelpha (deceased) Moyo.

Yvette Moyo was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 22, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Yvette Moyo describes her childhood home in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Yvette Moyo talks about her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Yvette Moyo describes her parents' courtship and marriage
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Yvette Moyo describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Yvette Moyo talks about her childhood neighbors in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Yvette Moyo shares memories of her childhood in Park Manor, Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Yvette Moyo talks about her experiences at Deneen Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Yvette Moyo talks about Bryn Mawr Elementary School and the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Yvette Moyo talks about moving to the South Shore in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Yvette Moyo talks about her experiences at Bryn Mawr Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Yvette Moyo talks about her experiences at South Shore High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Yvette Moyo describes her family's participation in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Yvette Moyo describes participating in the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Yvette Moyo describes her extracurricular activites at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Yvette Moyo describes her undergraduate experience at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Yvette Moyo talks about her Afro-American Studies degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Yvette Moyo describes her political and civic work in Chicago, Illinois during the late 1970s and 1980s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Yvette Moyo describes her sales and editorial jobs in Chicago, Illinois during the late 1970s and 1980s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Yvette Moyo talks about her interest in Afro-American and African history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Yvette Moyo describes her career at Dollars & Sense magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Yvette Moyo talks about the development of Resource Associates International
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Yvette Moyo describes the origins of Real Men Cook in the 1990s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Yvette Moyo details the goals and achievements of Real Men Cook
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Yvette Moyo talks about her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Yvette Moyo talks about her children
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Yvette Moyo talks about the legacy and future of Real Men Cook
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Yvette Moyo describes the development of Marketing Opportunities in Business & Entertainment in the 1990s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Yvette Moyo talks about Marketing Opportunities in Business & Entertainment and the growth of black communities on the Internet during the 1990s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Yvette Moyo talks about the media interest in Real Men Cook
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Yvette Moyo talks about the inspiration for her self-published cookbook
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Yvette Moyo talks about becoming a vegetarian and her partnerships with community organizations in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Yvette Moyo describes the development of Real Men Cook brand grocery items
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Yvette Moyo reflects on her past successes and failures
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Yvette Moyo talks about her future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Yvette Moyo describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Yvette Moyo reflects on her life and gives advice for future generations
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Yvette Moyo talks about her identity as a HistoryMaker