Never give up! Re-group and get back at it!
Shannon Wright was born in White Plains NY. At the age of 5 her family moved to NJ where she stayed until graduating high school in 1985. She then attended Virginia State University majoring in business communication and economics with a minor in music. She continued her education at NYU for her certification Peer Assistance Mediation and counseling and also with the American Management Association for certification in small business management, business startup, and Marketing and promotions.
Shannon Wright had dreams at one point of either being a fashion designer or musician. After a short career in retail she quickly decided it would be best to use the education her father insisted on and went to work for a non profit organization in NY where she quickly became director of special events. Through networking in the nonprofit world offers started coming in from other organizations and businesses and in 1995 started her consulting business.
Shannon Wright has also had the opportunity to serve as 1st Vice President of the Yonkers NAACP. During her tenure she was one of the lead negotiators for a land mark housing and education desegregation case against the city and board of education the city of Yonkers NY. The case was won and a $300,000,000.00 settlement was agreed upon.
In 2004 Shannon Wright was first ordained Reverend. Later that year she made her radio debut as a guest on WKMB 1070 am Know Your Community with former Plainfield NJ Mayor Rev. Richard L. Taylor. In 2005 the then Rev. Wright competed for and won the title of Mrs. Union County United States and became co-host of WKMB 1070AM Know Your Community.
In 2006 Rev. Shannon Wright and her husband Michael were both ordained Pastors. The year 2006 is also the year the Pastors Wright started their Faith, Grace, and Mercy World Outreach Ministry. In 2008 Pastor Wright was asked to assume the title Mrs. United States New Millennium and made several appearances in that capacity. She from here out will be the honorary Mrs. United States New Millennium and serve as national spokesperson for the pageant system. Shannon Wright is also a former Youth Guidance Commissioner for the City of Plainfield, NJ, and NAACP NJ State conference Youth and College Adviser.
Through the ministry Pastors Wright are looking to improve public education for minority students and create avenues to improve the life of youth in general. The Wrights have developed a charter school curriculum for leadership and social change for use in our urban centers. In 2013 The Frederick Douglass Academy For Leadership and Social Change will come to be.
The Wrights have been featured in numerous media outlets including The Huffington
Post, Politicker NJ, Essence
Magazine, B.E.T.. and have been guests on CBS News Radio, NJN News, POWER 101 Gospel, Grassroots Radio, WGN Chicago, NJ POWER 105.1, The Michael Baisden Show and The
Steve Harvey Morning Show and more.
God has given me a mission. For far too long we have allowed others to craft our narrative. We must control our dialogue . The next 2 months I am called to go many places and stand up on many issues. For me it is not about parties and politics, it's about people.
Former political candidate
Published author: White Folks Guide to Understanding the Black Community and Get Out the Vote
WRSU Power 101 Gospel FM
Black Robe Regiment
Star Parker's Urban C.U.R.E., C.U.R.E. Net Pastor's Network
Urban C.U.R.E. 2nd Amendment conference and round table, National Press Club
NJ 2nd Amendment Society Forum, speaker
Urban C.U.R.E. Pro-life press conference and legislative briefing, Capitol Hill Club,
Article published in issue Of C.U.R.E. Magazine
@ Large Conference, Baton Rouge La, speaker, workshop presenter, GOTV
Jared Marcum case, West Virginia
D.C. March for Jobs, speaker
August 10th, 2013 Freedom Fest 2013 NJ Tour, Trenton N.J.
August 28, 2013 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington
September 9-11, 2013, Urban C.U.R.E. Policy Summit Washington D.C.
September 18-21, 2013, Congressional Black Caucus week, Washington D.C.
September 19, 2013, Republicans for Black Empowerment Reception, Washington D.C., J.C. Watts Jr., Keynote, Pastor Shannon Wright, benediction
October 5, 2013 West Virginia Support the Constitution Rally
October 12, 2013 Tea Party at the Capitol, Washington D.C.
October 18-20 2013, Back to Basics, Atlanta