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Black Power Inc. : the new voice of success
Daniels, Cora.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2004]

Physical Description:
xxi, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Working while Black -- Beyond rage -- Sistas unite! : are black women corporate America's forgotten threat? -- Dissed by diversity : how diversity became a dirty word -- Generational warfare -- This generation needs no leaders -- What does all this mean for Main Street? -- Separate but equal.
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HD38.25.U6 D36 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HD38.25.U6 D36 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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Black Power Inc. explores the emergence of a new black elite that sees business and economics as the true base of American power, rather than politics. Instead of mobilizing voters, they are storming boardrooms across the country and establishing themselves in positions of real influence. Now, Fortune magazine writer Cora Daniels, one of the primary chroniclers of this new shift in attitudes, reveals both the professionals who drive it and their motivations for doing so.

Author Notes

Cora Daniels is a staff writer for Fortune magazine and a contributing writer for FSB: Fortune Small Business magazine.

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Booklist Review

Daniels, a staff writer with Fortune magazine, self-identifies with and focuses on what she calls the post-civil rights generation of black professionals, those who did not have to fight the battles of being the first. In her interviews, Daniels focused on black professionals in their mid-30s and younger, entrepreneurs or those working in the upper ranks of corporate America. As a group, they are beyond the black rage of the middle class, of which Ellis Cose has written. The group, which included a venture capitalist, consultant, Wall Street trader, bank examiner, and investment banker, had a common recognition of business as the preferred vehicle for their personal road to freedom. Though they are the beneficiaries of the civil rights era--growing up in integrated communities, graduating from the most prestigious schools-- many have chosen to live in black residential enclaves. This need for sanctuary may speak volumes that racial progress has its limits. As a group, they have strong opinions, race pride, and global perspectives and see themselves working the system to benefit the race. --Vernon Ford Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Prologue: What Are You?p. 1
1 Working While Blackp. 11
2 Beyond Ragep. 37
3 Sistas Unite! Are Black Women Corporate America's Forgotten Threat?p. 57
4 Dissed by Diversity: How Diversity Became a Dirty Wordp. 79
5 Generational Warfarep. 107
6 This Generation Needs No Leadersp. 131
7 What Does All This Mean for Main Street?p. 151
8 Separate but Equalp. 173
At Lastp. 193
Notesp. 203
Indexp. 209