St. Louis Promise Zone

BOSS: The Black Experience in Business Screening and Discussion

BOSS, the documentary brings together the largely unknown stories of enterprising African Americans to the forefront.

On October 16th, The Nine Network, St. Louis Public Radio and St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective hosted a documentary entitled BOSS. This documentary focused on profound stories of trailblazing African Americans entrepreneurs and contemporary business leaders. The documentary originally aired on Nine PBS in April.

Colleen Mulvihill, Client Support Manager at the STL Partnership was an attendee and a major contributor in the planning of the event. “I was very intrigued by the documentary. I felt it was a very important story to be told. I was honored to attend and I learned alot.”

One of the topics of discussion in the documentary was Black Wall Street in Tulsa Oklahoma, an area where African-American businesses flourished in the 1920’s.

After the screening, a moderated panel discussion occurred discussing questions and thoughts from the audience. Panelists included: Charli Cooksey, Founder and CEO of WEPOWER; Alyce Herndon, Chief Solutionist, Onyx Business Solutions; Christian Johnson, Managing Director, MultiPass Ventures; and Lynette Watson, Regional Director, Missouri Small Business Development Center-St. Louis Region.

To view the full video visit the Nine PBS website here.