BEMM - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise magazine Fall 2019 issue
  • 2019
BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.

2019 MODERN MEN

In my role as a financial planner, I have the awesome opportunity to help first-generation wealth builders, a lot of whom are black Americans, create generational wealth and legacies for their families. I truly feel that the work I’m doing is helping to close the racial wealth gap.

Delvin Joyce: Financial Planner Promotes Prosperity In The Community

I was always told that your education and experience is worthless unless you go back home and share it. That is something that still resonates with me and, because of it, I do my best to do just that. I am forever grateful for my experience at an HBCU and I try to integrate it in any project I may be working on.

Kent Olden: Media Pro Challenges Himself And Others To Be Better

As the director of strategic planning and performance management for Palm Beach County, I have had the awesome opportunity to work with the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator and over 30 departments to establish the strategic priorities, direction, and performance management and improvement that impacts over the 1.4 million residents of Palm Beach County.

Keith A. Clinkscales: A County Manager Engineers Success in Palm Beach

I’ve dedicated my career as an impact investor to educational access and supporting those who have the desire to become entrepreneurs, because I believe there is far too much genius that goes untapped, which is unfair for young people and bad for our economy.

Nasir Qadree: Delivering Results As An Impact Investor

Over the last decade, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to help build stronger and more inclusive local entrepreneurship ecosystems across the country and around the globe. I find great value in working with leaders to identify and connect the various components to create stronger, more inclusive startup communities.

Jason Towns: Creating Inclusive Startup Communities

JOURNi co-founder Richard Grundy helps to lead a nonprofit focused on empowering young Detroiters in underserved communities through tech education, design thinking, and entrepreneurship.

Richard Grundy: Leading Youth On A Tech JOURNi

Founder and CEO of The Yunion, Jason Wilson is a proven champion of healthy masculinity, with over 14 years of experience in training and developing young black men. Under his leadership, The Yunion has effectively reached more than 10,000 youth and young adults in Metro Detroit.

Jason Wilson: Champion of Healthy Masculinity