UBR Morning Post: Susan Taylor On The Business of Mentoring

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young, speaks with youth advocate, author, speaker and magazine industry icon Susan L. Taylor. As Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, Taylor is the inspirational role model to several generations of black women and one of the most influential African American women in journalism. She is the first black woman to earn the Henry Johnson Fisher Award from the Magazine Publishers of America and was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame in 2002. Taylor was also named one of 40 “Titans: The Most Powerful African Americans in Business–and How They Shaped Our World” in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise.

Today, as founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, Taylor leads an organization dedicated to recruiting and matching mentors to black youth in an effort to help them to succeed academically as well as socially. Taylor speaks with UBR’s Young about her mission to help African American youth and what’s at stake for black business and the nation as a whole.

READ Mentoring Insider: National CARES Mentoring Movement at BlackEnterprise.com

Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with speaker, writer, researcher and business consultant Chris Rabb, the author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunities. A fellow at Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization based in New York City, Rabb is also a visiting researcher at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2001, Rabb was awarded an American Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.

In addition, every week on UBR, you’ll get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today Business Correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR Economists Derrick Collins and Rasheed Carter.

And of course, I’ll give tips to entrepreneurs who want to reduce energy expenditures, one of the biggest costs of running many small businesses. For more ways to gain energy savings for your business, read “Biz Expert Q&A: Greening Your Business on a Budget” at BlackEnterprise.com.

If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, send me an e-mail at edmonda@blackenterprise.com or to me at Twitter or Facebook.

Alfred Edmond Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com and the host of the Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.