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Alfred Edmond Jr. is senior vice president/Editor-at-Large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand. Edmond is responsible for helping to set and enforce quality standards for the editorial content of BlackEnterprise; and the Our World with Black Enterprise and Women of Power television shows.

From 2008 through 2010, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of, responsible for the development of the Website’s content, as well as the hiring and overall supervision of the editorial staff. In this position, Edmond played an important leadership role in the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from print magazine publisher to a digital-first multimedia content company.

From 2000 through 2008, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. During his tenure as chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE (beginning in 1995 when he was named executive editor), the magazine’s circulation more than doubled to a rate base of 525,000 for 2008. In addition, the magazine earned nine Folio: Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Awards in the business/finance consumer magazines category, a Griot Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, and more than a dozen other editorial and design awards under his leadership. An award-winning reporter and editor, he has been recognized by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Financial Journalists and was named to the Folio: 40 list of the most influential people in the magazine industry by Folio: Magazine in 2007.

Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as host of WVON 1690 Chicago’s The Urban Business Roundtable weekly radio show; commentator on PBS’ Nightly Business Report; contributor to American Express OPEN Forum and The Doug Banks Show radio program; and guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business and CNN. A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, Edmond is a highly sought-after public speaker and moderator.

Mr. Edmond Jr. was on our show talking about BE Modern Man.

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image and accomplishments of today’s man of color.

With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and agents of change – these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.

During our conversation, Mr. Edmond Jr. talked about:

– Some of his background including how he got involved in media starting in college
– The day he was hired by Black Enterprise March 4, 1987
– The story behind BE Modern Man
– The Black Male Excel Summit in August 2017
– Some key moments during the journey of BE Modern Man
– Common success traits of the men that are featured
– What has made this initiative so successful
– His thoughts about Black men at this time
– How can Black men help each other
– What is next for BE Modern Man
– Black women’s response to BE Modern Man

To find out more about BE Modern Man go to:


For more information about the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT which is being held at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Aug. 30–Sept. 3rd, 2017 click here. Click here to read an article on the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT.

To receive $100 off the registration fee for the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT go here and use the promo code: BEFFMK.

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