Assessments of the U.S. economy confirm a growing trend of racial wealth disparity, which, economists say, bodes ill for overall economic health. The late Andrew Brimmer, Ph.D., the first African-American governor on the Federal Reserve Board, showed that discrimination reduces potential productivity throughout the economy, costing the country 3 percent to 4 percent of gross domestic product.
The Network Journal’s celebration of its 17th class of 40 Under Forty Achievers Award recipients coincides with new, inspiring data on young Black professionals, a welcome departure from the pervasive gloom, doom and blood-boiling reports so often in the news.
The 2014 class of The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business comes at a time when women in general, and Black women in particular, are making significant advances in the workforce, business and education attainment. The class is the 16th link in an unbroken chain of women who committed to excellence and achieved it.
TNJ@20: After 20 successful years of publication that includes one of the most grueling business environments ever for small businesses, we plan to keep the TNJ brand around for the foreseeable future.
TNJ@20: Two years before The Economist declared Africa “The Hopeless Continent” in 2000, TNJ launched its “Africa Focus” column showing an Africa on the rise.
TNJ@20: Over the life of TNJ, Blacks have made it into the C-Suite at Fortune 500 companies, but Black chief executives at these companies remain a rarity.
TNJ@20: Three developments in the past two decades dramatically changed the country’s business environment and created new challenges and opportunities for Black professionals and business owners.
TNJ@20: How Black America Changed in the Past 20 Years