West Palm Beach, Fla. (Black PR Wire) – The National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) has announced a second lineup of speakers for the two-day virtual conference to be held Aug. 21-22.
The 10th annual event will feature award-winning journalist and Riviera Beach native Yvette M. Miley as a panelist for “The Impact of Media on Black Economy” discussion.
Kevin Cohee, chairman & CEO of OneUnited Bank, will serve as a panelist for the “Access to Capital for Businesses” discussion at this year’s conference.
The conference will feature other panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and the Buy Black Virtual Expo to showcase the growing global Black Business community.
NBEC also will host the Written Black Experience, a premier book club featuring bestselling black authors from around the world.
To learn more about the conference, keynotes, other speakers, and how to register, visit nationalblackeconomicconference.com. One-day registration (Friday or Saturday) is $59; two-day registration is $99.
Both registrations include access to panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and the buy black virtual expo. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. NBEC’s goal is to empower community members to take the necessary steps to grow and develop their en-
terprise, create wealth for their families, support black businesses throughout the US, and foster growth and sustainability while reducing unemployment and bridging the wealth gap in the US and beyond.
The theme for this year’s conference is “The Road to Generational Wealth.” A diverse group of subject matter experts will discuss topics including “Secure the Bag – Securities, Stocks, Bonds”; “Equity through Homeownership”; “Thriving in a Global Crisis”; along with “What’s Hot in Innovation & Technology” and more.
Additional conﬁrmed speakers include:
• Psyche Terry, founder of UI Global Brands
• Dasheeda Dawson, founder & bestselling author of The WeedHead™ & Company
• Armando Pantoja, co-founder of Hire Match
• Rufus & Jenny Triplett, marriage life experts of Surviving Marriage in the 21st Century
• Nicole Chaplin, master personal trainer of The Fitness Rockstar™
• Bernadette Morris, president/CEO of Sonshine Communications & Black PR Wire
• Sandy-Michael McDonald, director of Broward County Ofﬁce of Economic & Small Business Development
• Burnadette Norris-Weeks, partner at Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC
• Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., Agricultural & Cannabis attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP
• Roz McCarthy, founder/CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana Inc.
• Cornell Crews Jr., executive director of Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida
• Dicky Sykes, director of the Ofﬁce of Diversity in Business Practices – School District of Palm Beach County
• Frank Hayden, director of Ofﬁce of Equal Opportunity, City of West Palm Beach
• Robert M. Ballou, ofﬁcer of Economic Development & Diversity Compliance Department, Broward School District
• Adriana Clark, SE Region director of Ofﬁce of Small Business, U.S. Depart of Transportation
• Inez Long, president/CEO of Black Business Investment Fund
• Joseph Bell, regional manager of International Trade Development, Enterprise Florida
• Dale Holness, mayor of Broward County
Miley, the recipient of many of the media industry’s highest honors, serves as senior vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the NBCU News Group and NBC Sports. Miley has worked for NBCUniversal for 27 years. Before joining MSNBC and NBC News, she was vice president & news director of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale-based NBC owned and operated television station NBC 6/WTVJ.
Through the leadership of Cohee, a native of Kansas City, Mo., OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank and the ﬁrst Black owned internet bank in America, has exceeded industry averages year after year regarding asset growth and proﬁtability. In the aftermath of the protest against police brutality in 2016, Cohee created and spearheaded the Bank Black movement resulting in Black people transferring tens of millions of dollars into Black owned banks as a form of social protest. OneUnited has received the Bank Enterprise Award, the highest award offered by the United States government for community development for 10 years
“The National Black Economic Conference is timely and more relevant than ever given the current COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating our local and global economies and the death of George Floyd sparking the debate of the many elements of systemic racism,” said Ann Marie Sorrell, president/CEO of The Mosaic Group and founder of NBEC.
“When the nation faces an economic recession, our communities experience an economic depression,” Sorrell added. “This is the time for us to focus on creating, investing, and building sustainable ﬁnancial resources for ourselves families, and communities. We must strengthen the black economy to not only survive but thrive for generations to come.”
Aug. 21 & 22 Schedule At-A-Glance
• 10:00 – 11:15 – Opening Session, Keynote
• 11:30 – 12:15 – Breakout Sessions (2)
• 12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch/Virtual Shopping Hour
• 1:15 – 2:30 – Breakout Sessions (2)
• 2:45 – 4:00 – Panel Discussion/Closing
• 4:00 – 5:30 – Shop/Virtual Happy Hour For other information call 561-651-9565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.