Student, Centre College student, Jackson State University student, Duke U.
Member District 26 Mississippi State Senate, since 1993. Member Public Access Advisory Board, Jackson City. Consultant, community development.
Board trustees Center College. Executive committee member Jackson Arts Alliance. Board member S. Art Federation.
Member, advisory board Center Study S. Cult, Woodhaven Neighborhood Association, Milsaps Arts & Lecture Series. Motivational speaker.
Advisory board City of Jackson Public Access. Member Woodhaven Neighborhood Association, Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Screen Actors Guild, A. Philip Randolph Institute, LeadershipJackson Alumni Association Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Married Lydia Gale Cole. Children: Siraj, Charla.