Student, Atlanta University, 1943. Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1951. Student, Radio Institute Chicago, 1952.
Student, Commercial Art Institute Chicago, 1952. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Church Gospel Ministry, Chula Vista, California, 1986.
Co-founder, producer, playwright Harlem Co-op Theatrical, Chicago, 1947-1951. Founder in chief, writer Artesia Public Company, 1952-1954. Co-founder, commercial artist Tri-Art Studios., 1955-1958.
Founder, president Sound Track Productions, 1959-1967. Founder, director, television producer, scriptwriter LOHAE Studio Creative, since 1967.
Founder, board directors National Alliance Artists for Political Action, Chicago, since 1984. Founder, minister Temple Kethra E' District Attorney, since 1986. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.
Member International Black Writers, Society Black Poets. Lodges: Roscrucians, Mayans.
Married Gloria R. Winters, (divorced 1951). Children: Larnel Jerry, Anita Catherine (deceased). Married Marletta Martenia, September 23, 1963.
Married Helen Libbie Colburn, May 23, 1970. Children: Ruth Naomi, Claire Samantha, Paul Lawrence, Jasamine Maude, Harriet Annual.