On behalf of the Black Student Union at California State University, Long Beach, we would like to share this video of our 39th Annual Black Consciousness Conference keynote speaking session with Dr. Claud Anderson titled “We RISE!” Dr. Claud Anderson, noted forensic historian, has a matchless reputation for critically analyzing the social economic dilemma of Black America and crafting solutions. The rare combination of his life experiences has given him authority to make the recommendations he does in his books to help Black America become self-sufficient and competitive. And he has devoted his life to doing just that. The PowerNomics® Corporation of America, Inc. includes this brief bio in A Black History Reader so that readers, current and future, will have a way to validate his authority to make the recommendations he does to help Black America become self-sufficient and competitive. It is this background and his independent research that is the basis and foundation from which he has written five books and developed the strategies he offers to Black America. Author of four books that have been national bestsellers for more than 20 years; books are ranked best sellers by Amazon; he is president of PowerNomics® Corporation of America, Inc., the company that publishes his books. A Black History Reader, his fifth book was released in September 2017 to wide acclaim and strong sales.