In Pictures: A Vision for the Economy

Economists, policy makers, experts and entrepreneurs explore the keys to recovery for African Americans

As President Barack Obama embarked on the first of a series of trips he will make on his listening tour of America to promote job creation and growth, Black Enterprise hosted a Walmart-sponsored forum- “20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic Boom”—to explore strategies and solutions that will ensure that African Americans will be key players in the nation’s economic revival.

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B.E. CEO Earl Graves Jr., Walmart EVP Rosalind Brewer (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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B.E. Sr. Personal Finance Editor John Simons, Presidential Economic Advisor Jared Bernstein (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Brewer, Graves, Broadway Consolidated Cos. President Margaret Garner (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Graves with Walmart team of Carolyn Odom, Adrienne White and Tony Waller (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Wealth Building and Financial Reform roundtable panelists: Williams Capital Managment CEO Christopher Williams, Profit Investment Management CEO Eugene Profit, MassMutual Sr. VP Gregory Deavens (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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B.E. Senior Personal Finance Editor Simons, Williams Capital Management CEO Williams (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, B.E. CEO Earl Graves Jr. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Dingle, Commerce Department Chief of Staff Rick C. Wade, Walmart Sr. VP Esther Silver-Parker, Graves, Howroyd, and Kirk (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Black Enterprise Editor in Chief Derek T. Dingle kicks off the 20/20 Vision Economic Forum (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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White House Director of White House Domestic Policy Council Melody C. Barnes (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Janice Bryant Howroyd, president and CEO of ACT-1 Group, and Economist Bernard Anderson discuss ways to get African Americans working at the Jobs and Workforce Readiness roundtable. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Dingle, UNCF CEO Michael Lomax, Howroyd and Anderson discuss the need for job creation. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Dingle engages Barnes in a discussion of jobs and workforce readiness. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter is welcomed by B.E. Editorial Director Alan Hughes before the start of a conversation on small business and innovation. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Small Business and Innovation roundtable panelists: Mays Chemical CEO William Mays, Broadway Consolidated Companies President Margaret Garner and MBDA National Director David Hinson (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Hughes, Economist Thomas Boston, Mays and Garner discuss policy ideas to grow black business. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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Roundtable panelists continue the dialogue at the end of the economic forum (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

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