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This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Home » Mentoring, Social-Race Issues

I’m a black CEO: Discounted on Wall Street because of my skin color.

Submitted by on July 9, 2020 – 4:17 pm No Comment

Eddie C. Brown is the founder, chairman, chief executive and senior portfolio manager of Brown Capital.

I was raised in the Jim Crow South, when the railroad tracks separated whites from blacks and African Americans were considered second-class citizens. Raised by common laborers who worked hard in Florida’s citrus groves, I had my world widened by weekend excursions to Orlando, where seeing white men in suits and ties behind desks left an impression. It was there where possibility was seeded.

I began my investment career as the first African American portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price in 1973, not because of some quota or the good graces of white executives, but because the meritocratic model made me visible and managers were supportive. After 10 years in the business, I became an entrepreneur.

Source: WAPO

My Comments:  I found Mr. Brown’s piece in the Washington Post to be very insightful, timely and important reading for African Americans still trying to eek out a piece of the American dream.

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