B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

nd-2002-FEBRUARY

A few days before the February 2002 issue was to go on press, Richard D. Parsons was selected as CEO of the $36 billion AOL Time Warner media empire which included such properties as Time Inc., Warner Bros., CNN and HBO. The editorial team of BLACK ENTERPRISE conducted an exclusive photo shoot and one-on-one interview for the groundbreaking achievement that placed Parsons as one of five African American CEOs of the nation’s 500 largest publicly-traded corporations and arguably the most powerful media executive in the world.

A few days before the February 2002 issue was to go on press, Richard D.…