About American Slaves, Inc.

Born in 1937, American Slaves, Inc. founder and president Norris Shelton has lived his life in undeserved discrimination. As an independent entrepreneur, time and again, he has suffered the debilitating effects of prejudice and favoritism in the business world. Fortunately, he has learned to survive, and he has many lessons to share.
Recognizing and directly addressing the utter unfairness in personal interaction that permeates America and the negative effect bigotry has on all of those sharing his dark-skinned, but truly American-born heritage, Shelton set out to unravel the mystery of why his people have so long tolerated being treated with less dignity and respect when compared to other ethnic groups – “in our own country.” The result is America’s Little Black Book.

His conclusions will surprise you. In his just published book are observations about the collective birthright of an entire people and their need for self-realization and action. His fresh, new thinking and prescription for change could well break the chain of ignorance that has perpetually plagued his people and, as a result, pave the way toward a true racial-relations breakthrough in America.

Our Prime Minister & First Lady of Reparations for Slavery

Gerald A. Higginbotham

Dr. Gerald A. Higginbotham is an author; educator; speaker; entrepreneur; community activist, airline pilot of 32 years and Captain for American Airlines; Currently Prime Minister of the American Slave Nation. He serve as the CEO/President of Captain’s Millionaires, Inc., an alternative education companies committed to creating one million millionaires in America. He has served as Executive Director of Unity for a Better Community, a not-for-profit community-building and life-skills training company.
He holds a certificate from the Joseph School of Business Entrepreneurship; diplomas from Light Bible College and Power Learning Systems (Information Age Development); a BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge; and a Ph. D. in Biblical Studies and Divinity from the Jesus of Nazareth Church Ministries.
At seven years old, Dr. Gerald witnessed the Watts riot in his own back yard. He overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to get a college degree and fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. These early experiences influenced his companies’ collective mission: to unite people in networks that set the framework for empowered communities.
In 2001, Dr. Gerald founded Unity 4 A Better Community (U4ABC), a 501 (c)(3) organization aimed at effectively engaging adults and youth in a process that improves their economic and social status within their respective communities. Through this organization Dr. Gerald presented Financial Literacy training to adults and high school students throughout the St. Louis region. In East St. Louis, Illinois he opened a Farmers Market and operated a family style restaurant that employed local citizens.
In 2015 Dr. Gerald joined the American Slaves Inc. (ASI), a non-profit organization, as a senior officer. His aim was to provide information and education to Descendants of American Slaves that could address Institutional Racism and could also mitigate other barriers to equal access to opportunities despite written policy and laws. In this role Dr. Gerald travelled extensively, building coalitions among representatives of other countries. He met with the Deputy Mayors of both Liverpool England and Sydney Australia, providing both with an ASI flag and securing a commitment to pursue avenues for working collaboratively. During his tenure at ASI, the organization was also recognized at an event at the United Nations. He has since resigned from the ASI position to spend more time working in the Financial Intelligence education arena, continuing his focus on the plight of Descendants of American Slaves.
Dr. Gerald is also a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker. He offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. He has authored several books: Collaboration, Teamwork and Networking (editions One and Two), and This is Your Captain Speaking.
He lives in Southern California with his wife Marcia. They have two adult sons, both college graduates.

Kathleen Parks

Kathleen Parks is American Slave’s Inc. First lady of Reparations for Slavery. She is an educator, motivational speaker & politician. Kathleen is County Commissioner for District C of Louisville, Kentucky. She is also Vice President of the Metro Democrats of Kentucky. Kathleen serves as President of Protest to Progress, Inc. a 501 c 3 organization founded by her that focuses on the development of educational, economic and new entry career initiatives for young adults and female ex-offenders. In 2014, She founded the National Action Network Metro Kentucky State Chapter and is serving a final term as its President.

She is the Executive Producer of the TOP NEWS Radio Show Unleashed, a syndicated talk radio show that airs every Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. EST that discusses national, regional and urban news commentary based upon educational, political and economic interest. Kathleen is an Adjunct Professor at Bellarmine University, and has taught at Indiana University Southeast, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Simmons College of Kentucky and a P-12 Educator with the DeKalb County, Georgia Schools and Louisville Catholic Schools.

She has taught courses in Social Justice & Civil Rights, Liberation Theology as well as Theatre History and Music Management. Kathleen holds an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University-Bloomington and an MAT in Learning and Behavior Disorders from Spalding University. She also completed her coursework toward an Ed.D in Leadership Education from Spalding University. For the first time in history, Professor Parks will be teaching American Slave History at Bellarmine University in the fall of 2020. Kathleen is a mother and grandmother. She is married and resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here is your first wakeup call!

Please don’t miss the message! Descendants of slaves’ cultural potential is being wasted because we simply don’t know who we are! The only common denominator that links all descendants of slaves together and makes us who we are is slavery in America — not thinking we’re Africans! Now it’s time for our resolve to be tested. We must not be too ignorant to realize who we are. We must not be too ashamed to accept who we are. We must learn to love who we are. Then we must cast aside inherited fear, stand boldly and proclaim to the world who we are! The purest essence of love starts within female descendants of slaves! You can no longer sit idly by while our young men are dying by the masses. Wake up! Stand up! 


American Slaves, Inc.,
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