Carl B. Moxie was born in Jamaica West Indies… In the mid sixties, as a young teen, he migrated to the USA after being invited to California by former light heavyweight boxing champion Archie Moore, former middleweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson and then heavyweight boxing champion Mohammad Ali. Moxie fought and raised monies to help build shelters for homeless and for kids from broken homes in California. His stay in California put him in company of several Hollywood movie stars, which include Sidney Poitier, the late Ivan Dixon, Tony Randall, Raquel Welch, Otis Young and others. He moved to New York City in the late sixties. Carl founded Concerned Jamaican Citizens and Friends Organization (CJCF) with an objective to provide support, primarily financial, to health institutions in Jamaica WI, and also to provide services for the youths in our communities. Through their (CJCF) aggressive promotions and fund-raising activities, during the first seven years, they were able to donate thousands of dollars in cash, hospital equipment and kinds to hospitals in the island and to other institutions here in the United States.
His eagerness and commitment to help foster the growth of people, especially the youth, have kept him always aggressively exploring innovative ways to do so. He has used strategies such as, but not limited to, writing and recording with music positive lyrics, and freely distributed these records within the community. His latest 16-track CD compilation is titled; “Liberation”. He also wrote forum and opinion pieces for some of the major Black owned newspapers in New York City, which includes The Daily Challenge, The New York Carib News, The Jamaican Gleaner, The City Sun and The Amsterdam News and also Everybody’s Magazine. His drive to promote the positive growth of the youths has influenced his decision to host a Caribbean radio show, The Carl B Moxie Wake up Call Radio Show and is aired on 93.5 FM radio, each Saturday at 11:30 AM and Sunday at 8:00 AM. The Wake-Up call is designed to evoke awareness through inspirational music, features and messages.
His on air humor and loving attitude towards his listeners is most refreshing. One enjoys the comradeship he shares with his lovely and competent assistants Marcia “Gracie” Daley and Debbie “Debo” Harrigan. The show’s weekly features include News-brief, Community Link, Job Want Ads, From the Chapters of Carl B. Moxie, The Learning Center, Moments in History, The Family in-Focus, Health Watch, Children/Student’s Salute, Meditation, Wisdom online, Virtue Reality and ‘Insight with Carmen,’ his wife.
His mission statement is “In these times when there is weakening of our social, moral and even spiritual fiber of our society, resulting in a host of personal and societal ills, a program such as this can only help to promote the awareness and the upliftment of our communities.”
His screen credits include:
- Scenes from “Wagon Train” TV series in the 60s.
- Scenes from “The Outcast” TV series in the 60s.
- Scenes from unreleased documentary of “Life and Times of Archie Moore.” Narrated by Actor, Tony Randall.
- Carib Beat (Rockland County TV).
- “Profile” with Ian Boyne (JBC, TV, Jamaica, WI)
- “Update” (JBC, TV, Jamaica, WI)
- “Walk and Talk” (JIS, TV, Jamaica, WI)
- “Helping Hands” (JBC, TV, Jamaica, WI)