to Business Exchange, Town Hall Meeting Speaker, Alfred A.
Edmond Jr., Sr. Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise
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 blackenterprise.com, Black Enterprise
Magazine’s Keys to a Better Life radio
series, Black Enterprise Report and Our
World with Black Enterprise television shows.
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 www.myspace.com/alfrededmondjr.
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.
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
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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.