Inside the 2016 Issue:
KALI EVANS-RAOUL AND THE IMAGE STUDIOS
If you want to be a success you have to look like a success and act like one. The right appearance and a good attitude will open a lot of doors.
Kali Evans-Raoul of The Image Studios provides sound advice on how to accomplish both, while reminding us of another very important factor when it comes to achievement in business.
IDENTIFYING AS A DIVERSITY CANDIDATE
There are times when identifying yourself as a diversity hire can be a good thing. The trick is figuring out when it’s to your benefit to do so,
and making sure you do it in just the proper fashion. Founder of the Website, The Professor Is In, Karen Kelsky tells us when and how.
THE 10 BEST COMPANIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS
You will be astounded at the perks some of these companies provide. One offers free spa services, while another pays 90 percent of health care
costs for spouses and family. When the companies on this list set out to be great places to work, they got very serious about it.
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES IN TECH FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR
Silicon Valley is one of the least diverse places on Earth when it comes to the workforce. With significant demographic changes for America on
the horizon, this paradigm must shift if companies there are going to remain at the forefront. CODE2040 is doing something about it.
Inside the 2015 Issue:
BREAKING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING
Recognizing the intrinsic value of golf to corporate life and doing business, Rose Harper built a business around demystifying the game for women
and people of color so they can gain access to opportunities they might otherwise have missed.
YOU KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
We’ve got a Black president, so racism is over right? With more African Americans finding success, people are starting to think those who don’t
are really just victims of their own failings. Institutionalized attitudes have nothing to do with it—or do they?
BLACK, RICH, AND NOT FAMOUS
Everybody knows Beyonce, Denzel, LeBron, and Oprah; but there’s an entire universe of exceptionally wealthy African Americans out there you’ve
never heard of. In other words, you don’t have to be famous to be rich and Black—it just seems that way.
A LITTLE HELP FROM A FRIENDLY SWISS BANK
Credit Suisse has launched a new initiative to help African Americans build wealth. Basically, a course in how to get rich—while really trying—
the bank is providing mentors and capital to help more people get onto page 17.
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
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
Inside the 2010 Issue:
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
BLACK IS THE NEW GREEN
The new book reveals how to successfully market to the affluent Black, a demographic with tremendous buying power.
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.
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
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
Inside the 2008 Issue:
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
nurse, community activist and lung cancer survivor became the first black woman on record and one of the oldest people to reach
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
Inside the 2005 Issue:
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.
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.