The Carl Sherman Jr. Story: Show Notes

Stevon Cook
2 min readNov 30, 2020

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Carl Sherman Jr. is an American Politician, businessman and son of Carl Sherman Sr, who is the former Mayor of Desoto, TX. Desoto is a suburb of Dallas, TX and one of the country’s few affluent Black communities. Mr. Sherman Jr. formerly served two terms on the Desoto Board of Education where he also served as its President.

During our conversation we discuss his upbringing in Texas, starting a family at the age of 20 and what led him to initially get involved in politics. We share a fondness for the legacy of Stokely Carmichael. He also shares his insights on what is happening locally in Desoto and nationally for the Black community as it relates to economic independence, two-party politics and having our own agency to improve outcomes for the Black community.

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Stevon Cook is a small business owner, policy maker and media personality. He is the founder of The Luther Harris Holding Company, a strategic advising company that focuses on creating partnerships, diversity recruitment and helping companies drive impact in the communities where they do business.

As the host of The Cook on Monday Morning podcast, he interviews high capacity leaders in a variety of industries. The goal of the podcast is to build a community of people creating lives that make them excited about Monday morning. At Cook on Monday Morning we believe that if we can own Monday morning, we can own the week, if we can own the week then we can own the year and if we change your year, we can change your life.

Cook is the former President of the San Francisco Board of Education. He was elected in 2016 with over 150,000 votes. He also served as CEO of Mission Bit, an education nonprofit focused on ending generational poverty through coding education for high school students.

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