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BLLJ: Meet Jovante Ham CEO of Melanoid Exchange
BLLJ: MEET JOVANTE HAM CEO OF MELANOID EXCHANGE
Jovante Ham is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and holds a bachelors of Computer Engineering from Prairie View A&M. He also hold a Masters of Engineering Management from Arkansas state University.
He is the author of the bestselling novel the Hood Scholar and the CEO of the new e-commerce platform @melanoidexchange which gives minority owned businesses an online website while allowing their products to be seen in their marketplace. They charge no fees and have a marketplace made up exclusively of entrepreneurs of color.
Black American or a African-American, began in this country as a diminished experience. We were 3/5ths of a human. Subjugated, denied education, denied having family and only given the scraps. Here comes jazz, in order to learn how to play music Black folks had to learn by ear, from watching other people perform and from knowledge passed down. That’s Bootleg Like Jazz.
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