When was the last time your blood boiled?
- Have you ever felt swamped by injustice?
- Have you ever felt overcome by inequity?
- Have you ever felt as if you have been a victim of the 21st century’s version of a lynching?
Herman Malone, an African American and a Denver businessman who has owned his own company for over 30 years, felt all of that and more after accusing Fortune 500 company Qwest Communications International with racial discrimination in business contracting.
No minority owned business had ever made such an accusation against a large company in America and have it heard in our Federal Court system.
And Malone found that federal courts, where Blacks, Hispanics, gays and women have always sought redress of violations of their civil rights, were stacked against minority businesses from the start, and inevitably favor big businesses which retain expensive lawyers.
“Lynched by Corporate America” is Malone’s story of fighting for those civil rights.
Pulling from knowledge gained from the demoralizing, humbling, and financially crippling RMES Communications Inc. vs. US West Inc., the legal battle provides the solutions, strategies and survival skills that Herman shares with audiences nationwide.
Solutions ~ Strategies ~ Survival
Lynched by Corporate America
The Gripping True Story of How One
Fortune 500 Giant
By Herman Malone
and Robert Schwab
112 pages, (indexed)
ISBN 0-9785094-3-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-9785094-3-9
Born on a farm in Arkansas, Herman was the youngest of seven children in a financially poor but spiritually rich family. After serving in the Air Force during the 1960s, he moved to Denver, enrolled in a local community college and secured a position at Montgomery Wards as one of the first black managers hired by the large department store. In 1976, he started the Rocky Mountain Electrical Supply Co. After a name change, RMES Communications became one of the most successful African-American owned companies in the country, with sales in excess of $10 million anually, sixty employees and offices in four states.
Robert Schwab was editor of ColoradoBiz, a statewide business magazine, for more than six years after spending 13 years at The Denver Post, where he served as a reporter and columnist covering small business, women in business and minority business, and as deputy business editor and night city editor. Previously, he had been city editor of the Bryan-College Station Eagle, an editor, reporter and Washington correspondent for the Austin American-Statesman, and before that an editor and reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. He is also a poet. His poetry website is www.robertschwabpoet.com,