Cedric Muhammad Bio
Cedric Muhammad, a unique political, business and macroeconomist, has influenced the worlds of culture, electoral politics and finance. His analysis and advice are sought by World Leaders, Members of Congress, entertainers, activists, journalists, and businesspersons. As President of CM Cap, he has advised a range of individuals and institutions from first-time entrepreneurs to international governmental bodies. He has been published or appeared in respected financial media such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Financial News. His opinions have been expressed on forums as diverse as The Financial Times, Sirius/XM radio in the United States and SAfm in South Africa.
In April of 2010 Cedric launched Africa PreBrief (http://africaprebrief.com/) – an economic information service for frontier and diaspora based investors and entrepreneurs interested in business opportunities on the continent. The firm garnered attention and credibilty by accurately predicting the intended merger between Russia’s Vimpelcom and Egypt’s Orascom Telecom; the approval of the Wal Mart-Massmart merger by the South African Compettion Tribunal; the African impact on the Initial Public Offering of commodities trading giant Glencore as well as the movements of East African currencies – the Kenyan and Ugandan shilling.
In November 2008, Cedric was named a Member Of The First Congress of African Economists by the 53-nation African Union (AU). In March he is scheduled to participate in the AU’s monetary conference in Nairobi, Kenya where he is to present and advise finance ministers, central bank governors and economists regarding his proposal for a single African currency.
Mr. Muhammad is also the Convener of the Black Bank Initiative (BBI) begun in 2007, dedicated to elevating financial literacy, wealth creation and community development in Black America. BBI has uniquely connected minority-owned commercial lending institutions with a national base of depositors across communities. Cedric’s work was featured in a September 2008 edition of the prestigious American Banker.
In the Spring of 2004 Cedric 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.
The under 40 year old’s unique background in the entertainment industry, congressional campaigns, and media provide him with valuable skill sets and a network which he deploys in a variety of causes and ventures. An example is Cedric’s brokering of a meeting between Congressman Bennie Thompson and Hip-Hop artist David Banner to discuss local and national economic empowerment, education and community development in July of 2005.
Cedric served as General Manger of the multi-platinum music act, Wu-Tang Clan, negotiating its tour with Rage Against the Machine in 1997, and endorsement deal with Pepsi Co. That same year, he established an inner city consulting firm advising McDonald’s Corporation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, among others.
In 2000, he debuted BlackElectorate.com, a news-analysis daily covering issues and events that impact the global Black electorate. The site is viewed in over 70 countries.
Cedric also runs Black Electorate Economics University (BEEU) – an online school dedicated to making separate branches of economic thought applicable to everyday life. BEEU’s student body is comprised of professionals, college students, investors, and working class laborers, in America and in over 10 countries. Course topics include, personal finance, entrepreneurship, business strategy and international monetary policy.
In October 2009 Cedric published a 3-Volume book series, The Entrepreneurial Secret (http://theEsecret.com/)
From November 2009 to March 2011 Cedric’s weekly column on music industry marketing trends and business models, “The Hip-Hoppprenur ™” was published at AllHipHop.com.
In April of 2010 Cedric launched Africa PreBrief (http://africaprebrief.com/).
In November of 2010 Cedric Unveiled his Hip-Hoppreneur Brand Management and Strategic Marketing Service for African and African Diaspora artists – http://www.cedricmuhammad.com/cedric-muhammad-unveils-hip-hoppreneur-%E2%84%A2-advisory-service-for-international-artists/
In June of 2011 he launched the first ever online program devoted to coverage of African economies and capital markets for the benefit of Frontier and Diaspora-oriented investors:
* You can view Cedric’s entire bio video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2E5YfuSPik