Magazine article Black Enterprise

The Doctors on Our Team

Magazine article Black Enterprise

The Doctors on Our Team

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As the publisher of BLACK ENTERPRISE it's no secret that I take the training, advancement, and recognition of professionals of color, especially African American professionals, very personally. This is especially true when it comes to the medical profession. For nearly two decades I have conscientiously chosen to receive medical counsel and treatment from African American professionals. A half-dozen physicians at Howard University Hospital are responsible for my medical care, and they're the best and brightest you'll find anywhere.

My commitment to choosing African American healthcare professionals is a simple matter of practicing what I preach. I believe in African Americans supporting one another. When I was a child, black doctors were revered in the black community. If anything, my reverence for these professionals has only increased in the decades since then. Entrusting my health to other African Americans is simply the most profound way I know to show how deeply committed I am to my beliefs. That commitment, as you might expect, extends to my vision for BE, which is why the cover of this, our 31st anniversary issue, features our latest recognition of America's leading black doctors.

The doctors featured in this issue owe their success to a great and proud legacy of African Americans in the medical field, a legacy I was proud to celebrate during commencement speeches I delivered to the 2001 graduating classes of the Meharry and Charles Drew medical schools earlier this year. …

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