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In the dynamic landscape of business, the Minority Business Review has remained strong in its commitment to shining a spotlight on the achievements, challenges, and triumphs of minority populations. As we embark on a reflective journey through the past year, our magazine takes pride in capturing the diverse narratives that shape the thriving ecosystem of minority communities.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments, acknowledge the obstacles to overcome, and amplify the voices that often go unheard. The Minority Business Review Magazine’s ‘Year in Review’ is not just a retrospective; it is a testament to the enduring spirit and limitless potential that drives minority excellence forward in the ever-evolving world of business.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite snippets from the magazine.

Building a strong collateral base for commercial loans

Similar to a tightrope walker in a circus, banks looking to provide businesses with a loan often require a safety net. More times than...

The power of our stories in business

She was so young and unshakably vibrant, personable, and hopeful in the face of a diagnosis considered among the deadliest of cancers. Stacy was...

Victoria Alonso

Victoria Alonso is the President of Physical and Post Production, Visual Effects, and Animation at Marvel Studios. An Argentine by birth, she moved to...

Ali Amin-Javaheri

Ali Amin-Javaheri is co-founder and CEO of Knowde, a diversified B2B marketplace connecting thousands of buyers and sellers in markets ranging from chemicals to...

Tope Awotona

Tope Awotona is the founder and CEO of Calendly, the modern scheduling platform for high-performing teams and individuals accelerating business forward. Tope founded Calendly...

James “Jay” Bailey

James serves as President and CEO of the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE). Honoring the great legacy and visionary business leadership of Herman...

Aba Blankson

Aba Blankson is a visionary executive and the current Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the NAACP. Blankson oversees and develops communication strategies, campaigns,...

Vanessa Broadhurst

Vanessa Broadhurst is Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs of Johnson & Johnson and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. Vanessa leads the...

Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown is president of Walgreens retail and chief customer officer, overseeing the transformation of Walgreens to a healthcare company, to create more joyful...

Thasunda Brown Duckett

Thasunda Brown Duckett is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, a Fortune 100 provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions...

Gilbert Campbell

Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Volt Energy Utility, a national renewable energy firm that finances and develops utility-scale solar projects for large...

Cynthia Cardona

As president of the Lilly Foundation, Cardona leads its philanthropic activities to advance racial justice, improve educational outcomes for underserved students, enhance global health...

How VR opens a lens to worlds unknown

As Black Founders in Tech increase, do the opportunities or hurdles grow with that momentum? When it comes to creating new technology, we know that...

If the platform doesn’t exist, create it

A Journey from Haiti to the Middle-America Runway My story begins in a land where Morne de la Selle is the highest peak. A homeland...

Cordell Carter II

Cordell is currently the managing principal of Expectant Advisory, an equity-focused consulting collaborative, and the former executive director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program,...

Manish Chandra

Manish Chandra is the founder and CEO of Poshmark, the largest social marketplace for fashion where millions of people come to buy, sell and...

Sam Chaudhary

Sam Chaudhary is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at ClassDojo. Since founding, the San Francisco-based company has raised $66.1 million from investors including...

Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng is the Vice president of Prime video in the US Cheng will oversee the SVOD business in the US, where he will...

Marcelo Claure

Marcelo Claure's success in the business world has been an unmitigated phenomenon. He immigrated from Bolivia to the United States and started his first...

Dr Lydia Contreras

Dr. Lydia Contreras serves as Vice Provost for Faculty DEI at UT Austin. She is also co-founder and chief technologyofficer for cognitive growth-centered baby...

Are You Moving the Needle?

Many say finding a great friend or partner is like finding a needle in a haystack. The same can be said when searching for...

Marvin Chow

Marvin is Vice President, Marketing at Google, where he leads marketing for some of Google’s largest and most strategic products including Search, Maps, Chrome,...

Chrystel Cornelius

Chrystel Cornelius is the President & CEO of the Oweesta Corporation, a national Native CDFI intermediary predominantly serving Native communities across the United States,...

Victor De Lara

Having migrated to the United States at the age of 6 from Aguascalientes,Mexico, Victor De Lara is an associate product controller at Goldman Sachs.He...

Beatrice Dixon

Beatrice Dixon is the founder of The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine hygiene line created to provide women with healthy alternatives to feminine...

Lili Gangas

Lili Ganges is an innovation Strategist with 7+ years of software development and management experience and holds an MBA with specializations in Strategy and...

C.D Glin

C.D. Glin, currently serving as President of the PepsiCo Foundation and Global Head of Philanthropy for PepsiCo. He will oversee the Foundation's strategic direction...

Driving a digital innovation economy

Opportunities Ahead for Driving Tech Talent Development and Workforce Participation by Underrepresented Groups To be perfectly honest, I am not your typical techie. In fact,...

Are you truly ready for leadership?

Karrah Herring, J.D.Chief Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity OfficerOffice of Governor Eric J. Holcomb, State of IndianaIndiana "When a clown moves into a palace, the clown...

Ashley Bell

Ashley is the co-founder and General Counsel for the National Black Bank Foundation and the $250 million Black Bank Fund, and in this role,...

Ashley Gurvitz meets with Christian Mayers

https://youtu.be/SsgihX3R38Y Finding similarity from the beginning of their conversation Ashley Gurvitz and Christian Mayers both share a passion for the community and a desire to...

Ashton Locklear (Lumbee Tribe)

Ashton Taylor Locklear (born January 13, 1998) is a retired American artistic gymnast from North Carolina. At a young age, Locklear watched her older...

Beatrice Dixon

Beatrice Dixon is the founder of The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine hygiene line created to provide women with healthy alternatives to feminine...

Bertha Cody (Seneca Nation)

Native, Seneca (1907-1978) Bertha Cody is considered the first woman Native American archaeologist and ethnologist in the United States. Since many of her family including...

Beyond the stigma: The effects of mental health in the workplace

“There is nothing more important to the health of a business than the health of its people and the communities in which that business...

Biotech, Diversity and the Family Dinner Table

At my family dinner table, there were many unique voices represented. A mom who was both a teacher and a cancer survivor, foster siblings...

Book Review  – Hit refresh by Satya Nadella

"Hit Refresh" by Satya Nadella is not just a memoir; it's a profound exploration of the role of empathy, innovation, and the relentless pursuit...

Book Review – Linda Garcia Wealth Warrior

Wealth Warrior by Linda Garcia "The Wealth Warrior" by Linda Garcia is a rallying cry for those who have felt marginalized by the traditional avenues...

Book Review  – Stacy Spikes Black Founder

In "Black Founder," Stacy Spikes, the award-winning entrepreneur and founder of MoviePass, unveils a compelling narrative at the intersection of power, technology, and race....

Book Review: The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhou 

The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo is a necessary guide for anyone stepping into the role of manager or seeking to improve...

Brooke Hart Jones

BROOKE HART JONES is a Hampton University Graduate, HBCU Alum and creator of HBCyoU Dolls (a Purpose Toys brand). The idea for the ‘HBCyou’...

Building a strong collateral base for commercial loans

Similar to a tightrope walker in a circus, banks looking to provide businesses with a loan often require a safety net. More times than...

Building Strong Institutions

In an age defined by rapid change and uncertainty, the significance of strong institutions cannot be overstated. They serve as the bedrock upon which...

Building the business ecosystem for the future

Often when we envision the future, we want it to be free of the past, but sometimes it is the past that allows us...

C.D Glin

C.D. Glin, currently serving as President of the PepsiCo Foundation and Global Head of Philanthropy for PepsiCo. He will oversee the Foundation's strategic direction...

Carla Vernon

Carla Vernón is the CEO of The Honest Company, she was Vice President of consumables at Amazon. Through this appointment, Vernón will become one...

Carlos Quezada

The son of Mexican parents bounced between Mexico and the US during his adolescence before finally settling in the US when he was fourteen....

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American former professional basketball player. He played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association and was named an NBA...

Ceasar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later...

Cece Meadows

Cece Meadows, founder-CEO of Prados Beauty, tapped into what is now her life’s work. Inspired by her Xicana, Yoeme and Nʉmʉnʉʉ roots, Meadows established...

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

What is AAPI Heritage Month? Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated annually from May 1st to the 31st. This is to commemorate...

Celebrating the 2024 Champions of Diversity

The 2024 Champions of Diversity Awards was a night to remember with over a 1000 guests in attendance. This year we recognized 20 individuals...

Cesar Conde

Cesar Conde is a prominent figure in the media and entertainment industry, known for his influential leadership roles and commitment to diversity and inclusion....

Charles Clinton Spaulding

Charles Clinton Spaulding served as president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, the largest black-owned insurance company in the United States. Spaulding...

Charting the Course to Financial Excellence

Devyne HarrisCEO, Divinity TaxesIndiana Casey HarrisonCEO, Polished Strategic CommunicationsIndiana Financial freedom is a  moniker all people aspire to and for Black individuals and their businesses, financial...

Chieh Huang

Chieh Huang is the CEO and Co-founder of Boxed, a warehouse-clubdelivery service that launched in 2013. Eight years later, the company deliversanywhere in the...