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Press Release Category Business - Associations - Turning Point Communications Release Date: September 16, 2005

Turning Point Magazine Publishes September/October 2005 Diversity Themed Issue

By Turning Point Communications
September 16, 2005
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You may have read us before … but you've never read stories like this!

PR9.NET September 16, 2005 - Turning Point Magazine, the most widely read small business magazine for African Americans in the United States, today released its diversity themed September/October 2005 issue. Led by its special advertorial section, Corporate Champions of Diversity, this issue is primed to be one of the most valuable magazines this year for information and resources directed specifically toward the African American small business entrepreneur.

Featuring the comprehensive cover story "Celebrity Entrepreneurs", which focuses on the new breed of well-known entrepreneurs such as Hip Hop musician Nelly, actress Camille Winbush of The Bernie Mac Show, Judge Mablean Ephriam of TV's Divorce Court fame, and 70's singing group Switch member Greg Williams; these are illuminating stories of those who are literally rolling up their sleeves and launching lucrative businesses.

Featured sections in this issue include:

• Corporate Champions of Diversity – a special advertorial section featuring corporate diversity stories nationwide - including a Diversity Honor Roll, the latest census information about the "Black Business Boom", and "Supplier Diversity 101".

• The Application for the Living History Makers Award 2006 – This is the 13th year for Californians to nominate normally "unsung" community heroes in the areas of Advocacy, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Science and Technology and Emerging History Maker (Individuals UP TO 21 years old). Winners will be honored at a reception - February 2006 - in California, during Black History Month. All Applications must be received by October 28, 2005. For more information or to register online go to:

• Behind the Scenes in Hollywood – Insiders takes on how entrepreneurs can do business in Hollywood.

• A special tribute from Turning Point publisher Pat Means to the late John H. Johnson, African American Magazine pioneer.

The September/October 2005 issue of Turning Point Magazine continues to include the well-received departments entrepreneurs find irresistible: "Turning Point", "Biz Notes", "Biz Tips", "Business Solutions", "Money Smart", "About Our Partners", "Tech News", "Book Review" and more.

This issue will also provide additional examinations on diversity, community and business acumen with its professional, thought-provoking and informative regular columnists:

Insight – by Maria Dowd – "Are You Doing your Soul Work"; The Biz Coach – by Dr. Walt Atkins – "Bring More to the Table to Differentiate Yourself";

Urban Issues – by Anthony Asadullah Samad – "How Do You Avoid Getting the 'Runaround' When in Pursuit of Corporate Diversity Opportunities"; Freedom Suite – by Wallace Ford – "At the Risk of Repeating Myself"; Political Watch – by Attorney Anita Estell – "Why Walk When You Can Ride? Emerging Contracting Opportunities in the Public transportation Sector"; Franchising Options – by C. Everett Wallace, Esq. – "The Best Companies for Diversity: Where Does Franchising Fit in?" and Speak Up – by Norma Thompson Hollis – "Speak With Confidence".

Turning Point Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine available through subscription. To subscribe, please send a request via e-mail to: or

PLEASE NOTE: Magazine subscriptions will be available online in Fall/Winter 2005 with the launch of Turning Point Magazine's new and improved website.

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About Turning Point Magazine

Turning Point Magazine fuels the passion, drive and commitment of African American entrepreneurs. Through its pages, Turning Point informs, inspires and influences this vital segment of the American economy by providing real solutions for owners of growing companies.

Each issue of Turning Point Magazine captures the essence of entrepreneurship. In addition to providing information about key business issues, Turning Point Magazine brings resources to an eager audience of business owners, giving them tools to catapult their companies to the next level.

About Turning Point Communications

Turning Point Communications is a dynamic, fast growing media communications company providing information and resources for African American small business owners seeking a "turning point" in their business growth and development. Through relationships with gatekeeper organizations within the African American community, Turning Point Communications has a unique entry to black business owners.

The company develops events and programs that support the company’s goal of informing, inspiring and influencing small business owners. Turning Point’s business units include Turning Point Magazine,, the “Access to Success” Business Tour and the African American Business Summit.

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