I have worked for most of my life in the areas of civil rights, community organization and small business. Along with my brother, Alfred, I manage the Alexander Funeral Home, Inc. Established by our grandfather in 1914, it is the oldest African American-owned business in Mecklenburg County. I have taught classes at West Charlotte and Harding High Schools, Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University, and UNCC. I have passionately served in various positions with the NAACP including my twelve years of service on the National Board of Directors as the North Carolina NAACP President. My personal goals for my home town and North Carolina have provided me with many unique opportunities to serve on committees and boards at the local, state, national and international levels. I am an avid reader of both history and science fiction. I have done radio commentaries, produced a television variety show (Experience) and radio music program (Talk to the People); radio commentaries (Metrolina Viewpoint), written op-ed columns (Charlotte News, Charlotte Observer, and Charlotte Post), poetry... and one of these days, I will write that book.


PUBLIC SERVICE (past and present positions):

  • Appointed to fill unexpired term, June 2008, NC House District 107
  • Elected to full term, November 2008
  • Member, Airport Advisory Committee
  • Member, Schools Building Solutions Committee
  • Member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission
  • Member, Friendship Community Development Corporation
  • President, University Park Neighborhood Association
  • Chair, New Brooklyn Initiative
  • Chair, Mothers of Murdered Offspring
  • Member, Governors Commission on Workforce Preparedness
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Z. Smith Reynolds Advisory Board
  • Member, NC Martin Luther King, Jr.Commission
  • Member, General Alumni Association Board of Directors, UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Member, Board of Visitors, UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Cofounder, Project Uplift, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Member, NAACP National Board of Directors
  • Member, NAACP Special Contribution Fund
  • Member, The Academy of Political Science
  • 32nd Degree Mason, Prince Hall Affiliation, F&M of North Carolina


  • Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award, UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Order of the Old Well, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Society of Janis, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Numerous plaques, citations, awards for work in the area of civil rights and economic development


  • University of North Carolina - at Chapel Hill
    • Bachelors of Science in Political Science
    • Masters of Public Administration 
  • West Charlotte High School
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