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Unfiltered, uncomfortable and real talk from Black execs

Oct 05, 2020 - Crain's Detroit Business

Last month, during the Crain-produced Detroit Homecoming, I had the chance to moderate a conversation about "Corporate America's" response to the country's urgent racial equity conversations.

It was a powerful conversation, and it took some turns I didn't expect. (In that, I have new sympathy for Chris Wallace.)

The speakers were four powerful Black executives with ties to Detroit: self-made media mogul Byron Allen, founder and chairman of Entertainment Studios and Allen Media in Los...