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Nelly Featured Entrepreneur in Black Business Magazine

Turning Point Magazine Publishes September/October 2005 Diversity Themed Issue
Featuring Top Story - New Breed of Celebrity Entrepreneurs

You may have read us before
but you've never read stories like this!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA September 21, 2005 Turning Point Magazine, the most widely read small business magazine for African Americans in the United States, releases 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? written by Sibylla Nash, this 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 TVs Divorce Court fame, and 70s singing group Switch member Greg Williams; these are illuminating stories of those who are literally rolling up their sleeves and launching lucrative businesses.

Special sections in this issue include:

Corporate Champions of Diversity an exceptional advertorial section featuring diversity stories nationwide set from the corporate perspective; a Diversity Honor Roll; the latest census information regarding the Black Business Boom?, and Supplier Diversity 101?.

The application for the coveted Living History Makers Award 2006 This is the 13th year for residents of California to nominate the 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 in California - February 2006. All Applications must be received by October 28, 2005. For more information or to register online go to: www.tpcfoundation.org.

Behind the Scenes in Hollywood Insiders takes on how entrepreneurs can do business in Hollywood written by Darryl James and Turning Point Editor Shante Morgan.

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

The September/October 2005 issue provides 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 continues to include the departments entrepreneurs find engaging for their businesses: Turning Point?, Biz Notes?, Biz Tips?, Business Solutions?, Money Smart?, About Our Partners?, Tech News?, Book Review? and more.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Turning Point Magazine subscriptions will be available to fill out online in Fall/Winter 2005 with the launch of Turning Point Magazines new and improved website.

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.

Press and Media Contact:
Adrienne S. Lamm
Marketing, Media and Public Relations
Turning Point Magazine
Telephone: (323) 299-6000 ext. 107
Fax: (323) 299-6006
E-mail: alamm@turningpointmagazine.com

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