Thursday, October 20

The Apprentice: YOOOGE African American presence

In the words of RuPaul: You betta worrrk. Work it now... Not YOOOGE in number but certainly in accomplishment is the African American presence on Donald Trump's hit TV show, The Apprenctice. Since it's already quite hot up in therre -- the boardroom, that is -- thought I'd learn a little more about the two I'm specially cheering for. Both of them have shown they have what it takes to win the high-profile dream job they're pursuing.

RandalRandal, the African American male contender on Trump's Apprenctice presents himself as one sharp black man with a heart of gold.
Randal, 34, is the founder, president and CEO of his fifth venture "BCT Partners," a multi-million dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm based in Newark, N.J., that works with corporations, government agencies, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Raised in Hightstown, N.J., he holds five academic degrees in engineering, business and technology including a B.S. from Rutgers University, an M.S. from the University of Oxford in England as a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.S., M.B.A. and Ph.D. from MIT.

MarshawnMarshawn, a Miss District of Columbia and third runner-up in Miss America, holds a J.D. and has been doing her thing in the criminal justice system, representing youth.Marshawn, 26, is CEO of Communications Counts!, a professional development and public speaking consulting agency where she travels the country working with politicians, athletes, entertainers, and media personalities. A Dallas native, Marshawn received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a criminal defense attorney and as a litigator on Georgetown's International Commercial Arbitration Team competing in Vienna, Austria.

I don't get to watch The Apprentice as often as I'd like -- I've got my own worrrk to do. But it looks like I'll be catching the show tonight and definitely hope these two make it through another wicked week.

By the way, the Washington Post interviewed last season's winner, Kelly Perdew, earlier this year with him giving fascinating insight into his experience with The Donald. If you're a fan of the show, check the article out.

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Blogger Ms. B said...

I never get to catch the "original" Apprentice anymore so I settle for the Martha version. I love the little notes she writes to the fired candidates at the end of the show.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

hi ms. b,

sounds like we have the opposite dilemma: i can't seem to catch the martha version. i didn't know that she was writing them subversive notes to say "bye-bye". well those must be a riot to read.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

I only caught the first 2 seasons of the show so I can't follow now. The credentials on these two alone are way above impressive and dare I say how fine Mr.Randal is?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

yes, that mr. randal is quite an eyeful, ain't he?! he's doing very well in the trump competition, too. the girls' team had to choose one of the guys to join their team; the girls' chose mr. randal. they said because he was so sharp. i suppose that was their only reason... wouldn't have been MY only reason, though!

7:05 PM  

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