Jim was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 which has since increasingly affected his physical movements and capabilities. Jim is also a strong advocate of economic empowerment for African Americans. He founded the Cincinnati Black Chamber of Commerce and played a key role in the development of twelve other Black Chambers around the nation.
Jim is participating in accessiBe’s #WeAreUnstoppable national TV commercial to raise awareness for web accessibility while empowering people with disabilities. The campaign was created with people with disabilities, from writing to producing to editing - people from the community are part of the entire process. From beginning to end, the campaign focused on empowering people with disabilities and aims to open the hearts and minds of business owners about making their websites inclusive