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African American Chamber of Commerce, AACCWR - 20th Anniversary, 1996-2016
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Alfred A. Edmond Jr. - Town Hall Meeting Speaker Alfred A. Edmond Jr. - Town Hall Meeting Speaker

Business to Business Exchange, Town Hall Meeting Speaker, Alfred A. Edmond Jr., Sr. Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise

Alfred Edmond is the editor-in-chief of BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine and a senior vice president of Earl G. Graves Publishing Co. Inc., the publication’s parent company. He is responsible for the long-term planning and development of the editorial content of the magazine, as well as the hiring and overall supervision of the editorial staff, which consists of editors, writers, contributing editors and the art and production departments. Edmond sits on the BLACK ENTERPRISE editorial board and manages the magazine’s editorial budgets. He is also responsible for setting and enforcing quality standards for extensions of the magazine’s editorial content, including, Black Enterprise Magazine’s Keys to a Better Life radio series, Black Enterprise Report and Our World with Black Enterprise television shows.

An award-winning reporter and editor, Edmond has been recognized by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Financial Journalists. During his tenure as the chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE, the magazine has earned five Folio: Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of business/finance consumer magazines, a Griot Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists and more than a dozen other editorial and design awards. A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, and is a highly sought-after public speaker. Edmond also interacts with BE readers by maintaining a profile on social networking site Myspace at

Edmond joined BLACK ENTERPRISE in 1987 as an associate editor and advanced to business editor later that year. In 1990, he was promoted to senior editor/administration, then to managing editor in 1992. He was made executive editor in 1995 and assumed his current role in January 2000. Before joining BLACK ENTERPRISE, Edmond served as the senior editor of MBM/Modern Black Men Magazine (1986) and as an associate editor for the Daily Challenge (1985). He was also the managing editor of Big Red News (1983-1985), a weekly, black newspaper in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Edmond is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and of the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors. He is a lifetime member of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) and the Rutgers University Alumni Association; and a lifetime and founding member of the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance. He is also a charter member of the NABJ Business Writers Task Force. Edmond currently serves on the board of visitors of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; the editorial advisory board of the Rutgers Alumni Magazine; the board of trustees of the Bridge Street Church Preparatory School in Brooklyn, N.Y, and the board of Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA). He has served as an adjunct professor in the journalism department at Rutgers and as an instructor for the NYABJ High School Journalism Workshop at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. In 2000, Edmond was recognized with the NYABJ’s Chapter Service Award.

A native of Long Branch, New Jersey, Edmond is a 1996 inductee into the Long Branch High School Distinguished Alumni Academic Hall of Fame, and a 2005 inductee into the RAAA African American Alumni Hall of Fame. He graduated from Rutgers University in 19983 with a degree in studio art and a minor in economics. Edmond is a member of Agape Family Worship Center in Rahway, NJ. A health and fitness enthusiast, he pursues bodybuilding as a hobby and competed in several shows as a member of Natural Bodybuilding Inc., a drug-free bodybuilding organization, between 1999 and 2002.


BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate guide to financial empowerment, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Each month, BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine provides 3.9 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.




Alfred A. Edmond Jr.
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Annual Women's History Month Luncheon & Business to Business Exchange

8th Annual Business-to-Business Exchange and Women's History Month Luncheon


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