BLACK ENTERPRISE Launches Economic Equity & Racial Justice Town Hall Series June 10 With “One Year After George Floyd”

BLACK ENTERPRISE, the No. 1 Black digital media company with more than 8 million unique visitors per month, will launch the BLACK ENTERPRISE Economic Equity & Racial Justice Town Hall Series with “One Year After George Floyd: Has Corporate America Made Good On Its Economic Equity Pledges?” on Thursday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST.

Panelists for the inaugural Town Hall session in the series include CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers, Manulife Vice President of Talent Management Tara John, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Black Executive CMO Alliance Founder Jerri DeVard, and Infor Chairman and Black Economic Alliance Co-Chairman Charles Phillips. Remarks will also be delivered by Manulife President & CEO Roy Gori, Executive Leadership Council President & CEO Michael Hyter, and BLACK ENTERPRISE CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.

“Corporate pledges of commitment to diversity and inclusion are not new to Black people in corporate America,” says Graves. “However, if we are to achieve economic equity, we must hold corporate America accountable for making sure that the billions of dollars pledged during the past year in the name of ending systemic racism results in systemic change—including actual wealth creation—for Black people both inside and outside of their companies.”

“One Year After George Floyd” is the first of seven virtual roundtable sessions featuring top corporate executives, entrepreneurs, financial experts, and thought leaders. The roundtable discussions will examine a range of challenges confronting Black communities to yield strategic plans to galvanize Black Americans to act. The sessions seek to advance the state of the Black community, help position Black professionals to gain more C-suite and board positions, increase capital and procurement opportunities for Black-owned businesses, and ensure corporate America’s accountability to its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

For complimentary registration and a complete schedule of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Economic Equity & Racial Justice Town Hall Series, go to

Manulife is the Host Sponsor of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Economic Equity & Racial Justice Town Hall: “One Year After George Floyd,” and is presented by Series Sponsor, The Executive Leadership Council.


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