The Trillion Dollar Question: LIVE STREAM!
LIVE STREAMING TONIGHT @ 7PM CST
The DuSable Museum presents The Trillion Dollar Question, an essential and timely discussion inspired by the findings highlighted in The State of the African-American Consumer Report, a recent comprehensive collection of consumer trends and insights study by Nielsen, in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which revealed that the buying power of African Americans is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015.
To view “The state of the African American consumer report” click here, http://www.nielsen.com/africanamerican.
This dynamic program seeks to go beyond just an intellectual discussion, as there will be a keen focus on concrete solutions and specific actions to address the challenge of empowering the African American community economically.Panelists will include solution-oriented, financial leaders who not only understand the theory of economic empowerment, but are also practicing the principles in their highly successful businesses and personal lives.
Featured guests include:
CHERYL PEARSON McNEIL is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen. Ms. Pearson-McNeil is responsible for the development of The State of the African-American Consumer Report, Nielsen’s first comprehensive compilation of trends and insights of a multicultural demographic group and done in collaboration with The National Newspaper Publishers Association.
TOM BURRELL is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Burrell Communications. He is a legend and trailblazer in both the advertising world, and now, as an acclaimed author and activist. His mark is indelibly imprinted on our collective memory and consciousness, as he was the chief visionary and pioneer of some of the most memorable moments in advertising and media history.
RON CARTER is Chairman of the Black Wall Street districts of Chicago. Black Wall Street raises the stakes of business leaders, hosting quarterly summits as a means to increase knowledge building in sustaining and increasing Chicago’s Black businesses. Mr. Carter is also the publisher and editor of the South Street Journal Newspaper of Chicago
NAOMI DAVIS is an urban theorist, attorney, activist, and president and founder of BIG: Blacks in Green.™ She serves as a bridge and catalyst among communities and their stakeholders in the design and development of neighborhoods that foster business opportunity, civic activism, and healthy lifestyle.
DONNA GAINES, is the immediate past President & CEO for the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE). As President of Donna Gaines & Associates, she continues to pursue new paradigms in small and minority business development. Ms. Gaines has dedicated much of her professional life to programs and projects that strengthen the relationship between the business and consumer communities.
KEN SMIKLE is the President and Founder of Target Market News, and editor and publisher of its publications. Target Market News covers business activities in advertising, marketing, and media targeted to black consumers. Mr. Smikle is considered one of the country’s leading authorities on marketing, advertising and media directed to the African-American market.
THE TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION GLOBAL TOWN HALL MEETING WILL STREAM LIVE BEGINNING AT 7PM CST AT http://www.dusablemuseum.org LOG ON AND BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION.