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.


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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)


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)


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


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