Earl G. Graves Sr.
Chairman & Publisher
Earl G. Graves Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
S.V.P./Chief Content Officer Derek T. Dingle
S.V.P./Executive Editor-at-Large Alfred A. Edmond Jr.
V.P./Director of Creative Terence K. Saulsby
Chief Brand Officer, Women of Power Caroline V. Clarke
Executive Managing Editor Alisa Gumbs
Copy Chief Seimond London
Production Director Darcel J. Church
Associate Art Director Todd A. Chapman
Editorial Researcher Lisa Fraser
Circulation Marketing Director Johann Alleyne-Morris
V.P./Director of Broadcast Genevieve Michel-Bryan
Supervising Editor/Producer Kenneth Meeks
Broadcast Syndication Manager Rhonda J. Jackson
V.P./Director of Digital Shelly Jones Jennings
Digital Manager Samara Lynn
Digital Ad Ops Manager Michael Nealon
Technology Editor – Silicon Valley Sequoia Blodgett
Social Media Manager Kristin Graves
Digital Production Manager Deven Robinson
Digital Editor Selena Hill
Digital Media Producer Edwian Stokes
Digital Community Specialist Lydia Blanco
Digital News Reporter Adedamola Agboola
V.P./Executive Director of Events Sherry B. Herbert
Events Program Managers Ingrid Ebanks, Natasha Gore, Sharon Wynne
Marketing & Audience Development Manager Rochelle S. Turner
Sponsorship Manager Damian Scott
Events Sponsorship Coordinator Reneé Bourne
Events Program Coordinators Alyss M. Patterson, Kecia Voorhees
Events Administrative Coordinator Kaylene Morris
S.V.P./National Directors of Multimedia Sales Kyle Allman, Dirk J. Caldwell
Senior Director Event Sponsorship Sales Renau Daniels
Multimedia Sales Managers Jack Clark, Fabiola D. Roman
Advertising Production Manager Juan Diaz
Executive Administrator to Multimedia Sales Yvianne Hyacinthe
S.V.P./Finance & MIS Angela Mitchell
V.P./Human Resources & Corporate Operations Natalie M. Hibbert
Chief of Staff, Office of the President & CEO Yolanda Cook
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Connie Hill-Johnson started her Visiting Angels Senior Care franchise 16 years ago after a life-changing moment and an article in Black Enterprise magazine
One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, influential experts, and policymakers. Tyler Perry was on hand to provide valuable small business lessons.
Dimplez, founder of IJEOMA Agency, built a digital marketing career working with Capitol Records, SXSW, Ne-Yo, and more. Capitalizing on timing, transparency, skill expansion, and opportunity brought her a career with limitless growth potential.
Mel Parker is internationally recognized and known for his business leadership, as well as his ability to turn around, transform and upgrade businesses while generating optimum value for shareholders, customers, and employees.
Coined “Negro Removal” in the 1960’s by James Baldwin, the process of gentrification can happen so gradually it appears to be a subtle phenomenon.