B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

nd-1984-AUGUST-COVER

In August 1984, BLACK ENTERPRISE kicked its coverage of blacks in corporate America into high gear as a new generation of young professionals – many armed with MBAs from the best schools – sought to get on the fast track to higher positions, more lucrative salaries and rewarding perks. The industry of choice: finance. The most coveted workplace: Wall Street. In that issue, our editors made the term “Buppies” – black urban professionals – part of the ‘80s business culture.

In August 1984, BLACK ENTERPRISE kicked its coverage of blacks in corporate America into high…