JOHN WILLIAM TEMPLETON SHARES FINDINGS AT US BLACK CHAMBERS NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND SCHOOL OF CHAMBER MANAGEMENT JULY 14, 2022 editor John William Templeton opens U.S. Black Chambers national convention and School of Chamber Management July 14

























BMWorldwide–Washington– editor John William Templeton highlights new Down But Not Out: State of Black Business, 19th edition during the opening session of the U.S. Black Chambers national convention and School of Chamber Management on July 14, 2022.

John William Templeton teamed with US Black Chambers CEO Ron Busby in 2015 in a comprehensive effort called BlackWealth2020, providing the initial analysis of the pathway to achieving what Templeton calls Our10Plan: the African-American economic strategy.   In his 50th year as a business journalist and analyst, he was the first African-American editor of a business newspaper at the San Jose Business Journal in 1987 and the editor of the first Black newspaper to reach a centennial at the Richmond AFRO-AMERICAN in 1983.  As the dean of Silicon Valley technology writers and a mentee of the giants of the Black Press such as Raymond Boone, Carlton B. Goodlett, Chester Higgins and John H. Murphy III, he brings a unique perspective to the convergence of the economy and policy.   Templeton predicted the 2008 crash in a 2003 Q&A with the San Jose Mercury News and the ten-year expansion in a 2008 op-ed in the New York Society of Securities Analysts.   He is also the National Park Service’s subject matter expert on African-American history in the West and author of the trilogy on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.  His more than 60 books include the 19 annual State of Black Business reports and the 22 annual Silicon Ceiling reports as well as Our Roots Run Deep; the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and Success Secrets of Black Executives.  His testimony helped lead to the first official report on reparations by the State of California on June 1 in American history and he sparked the legislative victory for Proposition 16 to repeal Prop. 209 in 2020.  His new film BLACK WOMAN COMING: They Scared of Mary Helen Rogers is part of the Chasing Dreams exhibition at the African-American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco through December about the mother of 12 who took on Reagan, Nixon and city officials to gain the Uniform Relocation and Assistance Act in 1971.
He is a library laureate of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, a California Humanities Scholar, California Sequicentennial Commendee, Community Activist of the Year from the San Francisco NAACP, Visionary Award winner from USBC Founder the late Aubrey Stone and the wanadu aroo, or history advisor to the Amiru Songhoy, the Paramount Chief of the Songhoy People of West Africa, from which 75 percent of African-Americans are descended.  Templeton traced his family history back to the 14th century in Mali and is the fifth generation ordained as a Presbyterian ruling elder since 1780.  He serves the denomination as a trustee of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL and is chairman of the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp. in New York City.

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