BEMM - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 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.


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