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Wes “W.C.” Johnson

Retired Owner of Apothecary D’ Orleans, East African Harvest Restaurant, Wes Johnson & Sons’ Transportation, African Harvest Herb Store, Big Easy Jazz and Cultural Festival T-Shirts,

1993-2014

Executive Producer: OurStory Network Radio Talk Show

WBOK New Orleans

2003 to Present

Executive Producer: OurStory Television Network

New Orleans Access Television

Cox Cable Channel 76

2003 to Present

Chairman: Community United for Change, Creator of Peoples Consent Decree for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)

2010 to Present

Board Member: National Slave Ship Museum

2013 to Present

Board Member: Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities Leagues-Black Star Line~ Division 466

2014 to Present

Dean of State Representatives: One Million Conscious Black Voters and Contributors

2015 to 2016

Chairperson of the Membership Committee and Media Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) New Orleans Branch

2016 to 2018

Author:

OurStory-The Original Holocaust

Now Available

Wes W.C. Johnson, is known for his activism and advocacy of Social Justice in the New Orleans and surrounding communities. He helped architect the People’s Consent Decree which led to the US Department of Justice, demanding the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) to enter into a legally binding contract that would curb corruption and constitutional abuse in the NOPD through monitoring and retraining. The unconstitutional treatment of Black residents in the City of New Orleans. The NOPD was called into question after national attention, brought about by Hurricane Katrina. He initiated the movement against NOPD Superintendent, Ronald Serpas, when he became the Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department during the early days of Mayor Mitch Landreu’s administration. He co-sponsored the Select to Elect program for the Black Community, to organize politically throughout the city through the help of the New Orleans Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP). He has been instrumental in the campaigns of Community United for Change and the New Orleans United Black Front. Wes W.C. Johnson worked to strengthen the educational values of New Orleans through strong collaborative programs with the Orleans Parish School Board and the Historic Black Colleges and Universities in the New Orleans and Louisiana area. Wes W.C. Johnson helped to form the first Community Police Oversight Committee in 2003 which introduced camcorders as a means and method of overseeing the functions of the New Orleans Police Department in their interactions with the public. W.C. Johnson was a founding member of the New Orleans Kwanzaa Collation that introduced and presented annually Kwanzaa celebrations and yearlong events.  He can currently be viewed on Cox Cable Channel 76 in New Orleans, every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm or anytime/anyplace on vimeo.com/ourstory and YouTube Channel, w c johnson, or our story t v show, where recent and past productions are available for viewing.

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