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Topically Yours - Former US Marshal Matthew Fogg

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Host Deardra Shuler interviews motivational speaker Matthew Fogg, the first African American US Marshal to win the largest racial discrimination lawsuit vs. the Dept. of Justice.

Mr. Fogg received the District of Columbia, U.S. Attorney, and Federal Bar Association’s highest law enforcement awards for tracking down over 300 of America’s Most-Wanted and dangerous fugitives charged with prison escape, murder, rape, child molestation, robbery, illegal narcotics trafficking, and other heinous crimes in the U.S. and abroad.  Nationally known as a civil rights law enforcement Icon after receiving a 1998, Landmark Title VII civil rights verdict against his employer in federal court for the District of Columbia. The jury awarded him $4-million, reduced to $300,000, finding” the USMS under supervision of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), was operating as a racially hostile environment for all African American deputy US marshals nationwide.

In 2008, he received the NAACP Barrier Breakers Award as an American who blazed a path for others," and for his valiant stand against the federal blue wall of silence. Mr. Fogg later helped win many favorable decisions before the US EEO Commission by representing other federal employees who blew the whistle on various forms of discrimination. Trained in SWAT, FBI and hand- to-hand combat techniques, he also advocates for the civil rights of citizens in fear of police misconduct and brutality.  He has appeared on TV and radio.

He is the National First V.P. (elect) of Blacks In Government and the National VP for Congressional Relations of Federally Employed Women and the National President for FEW Legal & Education Fund Inc..