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Inside the 2014 Issue:

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

Having vowed never to flip hamburgers for anybody, Don Thompson eventually changed his mind and wound up as the CEO of McDonald's corporation. It's a safe bet he'll never say never again.

ROLLING THREE DEEP

Numbered among them are a racer, a car dealer, and a turn-of-the-century carmaker. These ground-breaking African-American motoring pioneers have left an enduring mark on the automotive world.

FIVE BLACK CHEMISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

They've alleviated pain, reversed blindness, saved crops, and blasted into outer space. These five African-American chemists have literally changed the way we live. Here's how they did it.

MAKING MONEY THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

Aside from living what we do, making money is one of the fundamental reasons most people get up and go to work every day. This is just as true for Brian Thompson as it is for everyone else; except in Thompson's case, he quite literally makes money.


Inside the 2013 Issue:

CREATING OPPORTUNITY FROM ADVERSITY

Robin Wilson’s respiratory allergies inspired her to create a line of hypoallergenic housewares. In the process, they also made her one of the biggest names in eco-friendly design. Here’s how it happened.

WE SHOW YOU THE MONEY

It’s been said a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Money set aside to improve that mind is too. There are literally millions of free dollars out there specifically for African-American students. Here’s where to look.

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: ECONOMIC SUCCESS?

An economist at Stanford University makes the argument it was. He says while integration did kill some African-American businesses, the mainstream opportunities created outweigh the losses.

AMERICA'S FIRST BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

African-Americans prior to the 20th Century did more than just plant, chop and pick cotton. In fact, some of the earliest self-made millionaires in the United States were Black. It’s time you met a few of them.


Inside the 2012 Issue:

THE FIVE MOST POWERFUL AFRICAN AMERICANS IN BUSINESS

Of the 500 corporations on Fortune’s list of the most powerful companies in America, African Americans run five. Meet them and learn how they got to where they are today—commanding five of the largest corporations on earth.

THE SOFTER SIDE OF SEARS

Sears Holdings is making a special effort to include people of color in its latest initiative to encourage entrepreneurship. Ever thought about owning a Sears store? Neither had we. But the opportunity exists and Sears is making it as easy as possible.

TARGET-ING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS

A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Laysha Ward, Target Brands, Inc.’s president of Community Relations, offers some insights into the philosophies defining the mega-retailer’s human resource core values.

ONLINE JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

You’re reading this, so you know how crucial the Internet is to job searches these days. But, do you know the best strategies for cutting through the terabytes of online clutter to make your credentials stand out?


Inside the 2011 Issue:

MGM RESORTS BET ON DIVERSITY

Debra Nelson, MGM Resorts International's, vice-president of Corporate Diversity & Community Affairs, has led MGM Resorts to consistent rankings among the top companies for diversity in the United States. Honored with numerous awards and broad recognition, Nelson shares her guiding philosophies.

HIGH TECH ETIQUETTE

With the proliferation of mobile devices, a whole new paradigm of decorum has entered the realm of business. So many of us are glued to our screens, we often neglect the people around us. A recent study by Robert Half indicates this could have a negative impact on career growth. Here's what to do about it.

A CHANGE FOR GOOD

When Chris Maclin realized he was in a rut, he turned to the work he loved to find satisfaction. Rather than settle for the status quo, with the help of TalentGuard, Maclin found a way to turn his skills and experience to the best possible use.

THE PRESCRIPTION IS INCLUSION

David Casey, vice president of Workforce Strategies and chief diversity officer at CVS/ Caremark ensures the company has the right people in the right roles, at the right time, in the right places. His common sense methodologies keep the company at the forefront of diversity and inclusion.


Inside the 2010 Issue:

DEFINING DIVERSITY

Kendal Tyre of Nixon Peabody, LLP heads up a concerted effort to increase the number of minorities in the ranks of the legal profession.The efforts put forth by Tyre and the firm have help make Nixon Peabody a leader in diversity and inclusion and a excellent example of what good corporate citizenship is all about.

GREEN ENERGY POLICIES

A recent survey of small business owners reveals strong support for green energy initiatives. The support is highest amongst African Americans and Hispanics.

BLACK IS THE NEW GREEN

The new book reveals how to successfully market to the affluent Black, a demographic with tremendous buying power.

DIVERSITY NEWS

From Black executives in the news to the involvement of major corporations in diversity initiatives, this is where you'll find the latest diversity and inclusion news.


Inside the 2009 Issue:

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!

With climbing unemployment rates, early retirements and a host of other job program cuts, where does one turn for work? How about the U.S. Federal Government?

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

The 20th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards saw a mix of engineering veterans and up-and-coming new talent recognized for their achievements including eight Raytheon Company employees.

A CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Karen Y. Ellis, Director of Corporate and International Environmental Programs at FedEx, shares her thoughts on how we can all help stem global warming.

40 DIVERSE COMPANIES

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer and blogger, sheds some light on 40 companies that go the extra mile to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Inside the 2008 Issue:

RISING STAR

When Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy appointed Ursula Burns President of Xerox Corporation, the two of them, and the company itself, made history. No other Fortune 500 company had women in its top two positions. And no other Fortune 500 company had an African American woman as president.

MEETING DAVID WILSON

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MSNBC will premiere “Meeting David Wilson” – the remarkable and inspiring story of a young man’s reconciliation with his ancestors’ history as slaves.

ON A WING AND A PRAYER

Childhood friends Tom Walker and Mike Stapert strive to change the business & employment landscape of underserved urban communities in their home state of Michigan and beyond with their unique new spin on an American favorite.... WINGS!!

MAKING BLACK HISTORY

Most people look forward to a quiet retirement when their working days are done, but not 76 year-old Barbara Hillary. In 2007, the retired 
nurse, community activist and lung cancer survivor became the first black woman on record and one of the oldest people to reach the 
the North Pole.


Inside the 2007 Issue:

WARRIOR FOR PEACE

Ambassador Edward J. Perkins made history as the first U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. He continues in his career of public service, has penned a new book and even counsels reformed gang members who seek to end the cycle of violence threatening our youth and future.

DONALD J. REAVES

Donald J. Reaves brings a life of experience and enthusiasm to this institution of higher education. Following his election, Reaves said: “The responsibility that has been entrusted to me is enormous; the work is important; and I am fully prepared to do my best for Winston-Salem State University and the University of North Carolina system of higher education."

WORKING MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Carol Hillsman Sagers Receives 2007 Advertising Working Mother of the Year Award from Working Mother Magazine and Advertising Women of New York for her success in attaining work/life balance.

DR. RANDAL PINKETT

Dr. Randal Pinkett - Former academic superstar, winner of the Apprentice 4, CEO of a multi million dollar business and author shares some of his wisdom and advice on how to succeed in business and as an entrepreneur.


Inside the 2006 Issue:

REPAIRING THE BROKEN ROAD FOR URBAN SCHOOLS

Dr. Eric Cooper, President and founder of the National Urban Alliance spearheads an effort to make certain "no child is left behind" by doing more than just talking about it. His organization is putting the spotlight on issues of institutional racism and poverty and the effects of weak educational policies in low-income areas of the United States.

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE INTERNET

When it comes to the internet, no single group is spending more time on the Internet than African Americans and the numbers keep growing at a record pace. Find out what African Americans look for, buy and study online through an AOL survey that breaks down user habits and opinions.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM

The new museum offers year round opportunities for families, groups and individuals to discover the impact of African Americans on American history.


Inside the 2005 Issue:

DARRYL MATTHEWS

Executive Director and COO of the National Association of Black Accountants and General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

BECOMING A SUPER BOWL CITY

African Americans were key players on the team that made the Super Bowl in Jacksonville a success.

MOST POWERFUL BLACKS IN CORPORATE AMERICA

Black Enterprise Magazine's list of the Top 75 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America.


Inside the 2004 Issue:

SUCCESS IS WHAT SUCCESS DOES

Willie E. Gary may have reached the pinnacle of success as a prominent trial attorney, but as Chairman and CEO of the MBC Network his focus is on inspiring and empowering the urban community.

SUPREME REAFFIRMATION

National Black organizations respond to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in University of Michigan case.

SUPPORTING MINORITIES IN HEALTHCARE

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s diversity initiatives receive funding from GE Medical Systems.

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