With America poised to inaugurate its first African-American president this week, we checked in with a group of community leaders about the status of black executives. The Star Tribune Editorial Board invited several recently installed African-American nonprofit directors to discuss issues of leadership, the presidential campaign and their expectations of soon-to-be president Barack Obama. Each has been in his or her current job for under one year, and all have had leadership experience either in corporate, government or nonprofit organizations. The panel included:
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