"I saw the magazine as a how-to. I saw that it was important to help, to teach, to encourage our readers whether the advice or information we were giving them was related to their ascension in the workplace, acquiring capital to run a business, or saving and investing their hard-earned dollars. We wanted to show our readers a better way and, at the same time, communicate to the business world, from Madison Avenue to Wall Street, that there was a viable black consumer market. It was my vision to show a more positive side of African American participation in the business mainstream. Along the way, we would carve a path for future generations."