Bachelor in international relations, University Southern California, 1978. Master of Arts, Tufts University Fletcher School Law & Diplomacy. Postgraduate, Georgia State University.
Postgraduate, University Wisconsin.
Former instructor Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Metropolitan College. Member Georgia House Representatives, 1988-1992, United States Congress from 4th Georgia district, 1993—2003, 2005—2007, member committee on armed service, committee on budget. Member Human Immunodeficiency Virus Health Services Planning Council, Atlanta, 1991—1992.
Frank H.T. Rhodes visiting professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2003—2004.
United States presidential candidate Green Party, 2008. Member of Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Agricultural Committee, Sierra Club, National Council Negro Women, Metro Atlanta, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
1 child Coy Grandison.