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Dr. Claud Anderson — The Power of Blackness

Dr. Claud Anderson Photo2Dr. Claud Anderson is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc., The Harvest Institute and WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. PowerNomics is a  company that publishes his books and produces multimedia presentations in which he explains his concept, PowerNomics®. PowerNomics® is the package of principles and strategies he developed to explain the concept of race and to offer Black America a guide to become a more economically and politically competitive group in America.

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Dr. Anderson’s book, PowerNomics, incorporates and reflects his past experiences: his academic research, business  experience, both as an owner and a capital provider, and his varied political positions. He has held the highest positions in federal and state government and politics. He was State Coordinator of Education for Florida under Governor Reubin Askew during the tumultuous period of the 1970s. After successful social reform projects in Florida and leading president Jimmy Carter’s Florida campaign to a win in the state, Carter appointed Anderson as the Federal Co-Chairman for a Commission of governors in the southeast states. In that position (rank of assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Commerce), he chaired a regional commission that funded and directed economic development projects for governors in those states. Anderson headed numerous trade missions to Europe and Third World countries.

The seafood industry, at that point all wild catch, was a major sector focus. The projects he funded created jobs and businesses in the Southeastern states. Anderson has taught at all levels of education. He was also executive director of two economic development corporations for the city of Miami, Florida and a major planner and coordinator for the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Anderson built WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. (WFI), a seafood factory he operates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as an example of PowerNomics® principles. WFI has the capacity to produce a million pounds of live high quality fish annually in a controlled indoor environment. It is the largest aquaculture facility in Maryland and one of the largest in the nation. Dr. Anderson had ownership in radio stations including the one he built and operated in Tallahassee, Florida, retail food outlets and residential construction.

Dr. Anderson is also president of The Harvest Institute, a nationally recognized think tank that does research, policy development, education and advocacy to increase the competitiveness of Black America. The foundation for Harvest Institute programs are Dr. Anderson’s books, Black Labor, White Wealth: A Search for Power and Economic Justice and PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America.

Dr. Anderson lectures frequently to business groups, universities, churches and social organizations on the economic, social and political solutions he proposes. His books, Black Labor, White WealthPowerNomics: The National Plan, Dirty Little Secrets about Black History and his latest book, More Dirty Little Secrets authored with his son Brant, have all been best sellers, are widely read throughout the United States and are used as textbooks in many universities and high schools.

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