In its nine years on the air, Afternoons with Amos has broken broadcast barriers by broadcasting live from Black organizations holding their National Conventions in Indianapolis. This time it was the 34th Annual Conference & Exposition of the National Black MBA Association (MBMBAA). This AWA special showcased the efforts of this organization of African-American business professionals and the importance many American corporations place on hiring these talented, well educated Black professionals. The five day conference occupied the JW Marriott Hotel and much of the Indiana Convention Center with educational seminars on leadership, entrepreneurship and business development. A huge job fair allowed the attendees to network and perhaps change jobs as a host of corporations and universities were actively recruiting. The attendees also got out into the Indianapolis community giving back. And enjoyed plenty of networking in hospitality suites and at events. Including a private concert by singer Charlie Wilson. Interviewed by Amos on this special broadcast was Leonard James III, Chair NBMBAA Board of Directors; Lori Harris, President NBMBAA Indianapolis Chapter; Jacqui Carpenter, Commissioner, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and first woman to head a major college level athletic conference. Also interviewed on the program were Donald Comer, Director of Distributed Access Marketing for FedEx; Alan Gray, Eli Lilly Company; tech wiz and brand strategist Hajj Fleming; Fay Fleming, President, Business Performance Company; Ashton Clarke, Owner UTicketit.Com and Winner NBMBAA’s Innovation Whiteboard Challenge; Nadine Thompson, CEO/Founder, Soul Purpose Beauty & Lifestyle Company; Terry Kenny and Rande Brooks Center for Leadership Development. In addition, Amos interviewed one of the country’s new generation of Black entrepeneurs. Dr. Randall Pinkett, co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners. A former Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Pinkett has written numerous books, made countless speeches and lectures, but is best known to America as the winner of Season 4 of The Apprentice. During Amos’ interviews you’ll learn about the NBMBAA’s work getting Black youngsters interested in business and entrepeneurship, and hear what this organization does to help Blacks in business, succeed in business. Plus Amos lets you hear from Jackie Carpenter, the first women to head a college athletic conference and get tips on how Blacks can survive in the white business world from Dr. Pinkett and NBMBAA Board Chair Leonard James III and entrepeneur Fay Fleming.
Click Arrow for Part 1 From the Black MBA Conference. Runs 53 Minutes.