Life’s A Gamble

Life’s A Gamble

Life’s A Gamble


Melvin ‘Prince’ Johnakin hosts an electrifying new talk show that will revolutionize the airwaves, ‘Life’s A Gamble.’

A man of many titles — author, activist, business owner, political strategist, and proud father of Josiah — Melvin ‘Prince’ Johnakin is no stranger to making waves and sparking change. With a career dedicated to amplifying voices and championing justice, Johnakin brings a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to the airwaves.

A dynamic and insightful program, ‘Life’s A Gamble’ promises to be a captivating journey through the week’s most pressing issues, delivered with Johnakin’s signature blend of wit, wisdom, and unwavering dedication to truth. From hard-hitting commentary on current events to thought-provoking interviews with movers and shakers from across the political spectrum, this show is poised to become a must-listen for anyone craving substantive discourse in today’s fast-paced world.

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Melvin ‘Prince’ Johnakin received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Leisure Management (Magna Cum Laude) – minor in Sociology from Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA; a Master’s Degree Business Systems (MBS) – Concentration Human Resources & Entrepreneurship, from Lincoln University, Coatesville, PA; and is a Doctoral Candidate in Business – Concentration Urban Planning, from Walden University, Baltimore, MD.

He has served as a Project Manager for one of the City of Philadelphia’s Public Housing HOPE VI redevelopment projects valued at $52 million. Mr. Johnakin’s involvement forced the local Housing Authority, property developers, and general contractors to actively engage in the training and hiring of residents, in accord with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended. He has attracted the ears of those in local government by bringing a source of reason and advocacy to the cause of economic development in distressed communities; this includes testifying before the Philadelphia City Council on multiple occasions. He has served as an economic development consultant for Universal Community Homes, a multi-million-dollar community development enterprise started by world-renowned music composer and legend, Mr. Kenny Gamble.

His professional affiliations include but are not limited to: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Mason Hiram #5 and Shriner Pyramid #1. Additionally, he has been presented with numerous community service awards including the Men Making a Difference Award, presented by the former U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA).

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