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Eddie Brown: Beating the Odds

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Eddie Brown, founder and president of Baltimore-based Brown Capital Management and author of Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategiestells his story of overcoming obstacles and making it big.

Event: Eddie Brown will be at Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 125th Street, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

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Comments [6]

profwilliams from Montclair

This guy is a terrible guest.

Becky is right on the money: The idea that this rich Black guy brings his kids to the "inner city" so they can have a black experience is offensive.

If a White guy were to say the same, we'd call him a racist.

Jun. 14 2011 11:04 AM

He was one of the best commentators on the old Wall ST Week/PBS.

It's a pleasure to hear his comments again.

Jun. 14 2011 10:59 AM
Fuva from Harlemworld

But why the need to live in an all-white neighborhood?
The exodus of blacks with opportunity, from black communities, exacerbates the challenges of the black community.
That mentality is itself one of the challenges facing the black community.

Jun. 14 2011 10:59 AM
David Goldbeck from Woodstock NY

1. Brown's success is ancecdotal and proves nothing.
2. Many rich people on the right never worked for their money. Why are they entitled to any priviledge like those who "worked" for it.
3. Yikes he got scholarship money! Why is that OK but gob't $ no good?

Jun. 14 2011 10:59 AM
David from West Hempstead

The goal of keeping one's kids connected to their blackness is laudable, I suppose, but it seems, frankly, kind of offensive to suggest that blackness is inextricably connected to urban-ness: I think the relationship is much more contingent than that.

Jun. 14 2011 10:57 AM
The Truth from Becky

You did not have to take them to the "inner city" to let them know they are Black....the US of A will remind them of that every day of their lives...FYI...inner city life may not be the image you want to use as your example of "being Black" makes no sense to use ignorant stereotypes.

Jun. 14 2011 10:56 AM

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