CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN: THE LIFE AND LIES OF UMAR JOHNSON

  1. His claim that he has 6 college degrees including a Ph D. Johnson has claimed to have Bachelors degrees from Millersville University, a Masters degree from Lehigh University and a Ph D from the Philadelphia College of Orthopedic Medicine. Radio talk show host Cynthia Johnson however told Johnson when he was a guest on her show that her research on him found there were no degrees credited to an Umar Johnson.
  2. His inability to take care of his own children in terms of child support even though Johnson has attacked and belittled African-American parents including single mothers in his speeches and lectures over the years.
  3. His criminal record which includes charges related to Cocaine.
  4. His claim that he was related to 19th century speaker and activist Frederick Douglas which was repudiated by the descendants and family members of Douglas.
  5. His real name is Jermaine Shoemaker not Umar Johnson

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Albert Lanier

Albert Lanier

Writer. Retired freelancer and journalist. Bylines : Pacific Business News, Honolulu Weekly, Edible Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii, Asian week. Twitter (@Criticinc)