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December 31, 2006
FSU Continues Celebration of Ideas Series
by Katie Wilson
The Times West Virginian

December 20, 2006
Randal Pikett's Most Promising Campus CEO Compitition Rewards Young and Motivated Entrepreneurs
by Allison Klein
Associated Content

December 13, 2006
Life Online, The Apprentice's Randal Pinkett and Yoo is Back

The David Lawrence Show

December 11, 2006
Alumni Return to Recruit Future Graduates at Consumer
Sciences Career Fair

The Ohio State University

November 30, 2006
Freddie Mac Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary by Honoring
Grantees an a Community Dialogue
Freddie Mac Foundation
PR Newswire
Earth Times

November 20, 2006
Campus CEO Contest
by Allyson Klein
Planet Blacksburg

November 15, 2006
Mike Faith Joins EntrepreneurshipWeek USA in Supporting Nation's Next Generation of Enterpreneurs & Innovators
News Release Wire

November 15, 2006
TV's Ultimate Job Shadow Candidate Appointed 2007 Junior Achievement of New York Groundhog Day Ambassador
Junior Achievement of NY, Inc.

November 15, 2006
"The Apprentice" Urges NJIT Students to Exceed Their Own Expectations
NJIT Newroom

November 14, 2006
Entrepreneurs, Authors, Investors, Join Entrepreneurship Week USA
Kauffman Foundation

November 1, 2006
The Donald's Apprentice Comes to Lubbock

November 2006
The New Entrepreneurs: Expanding the Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship with Socially Conscious Businesses
By Inés Bebea
The Network Journal

October 26, 2006
KARE 11 Video Interview with Randal Pinkett

October 19, 2006
Randal Pinkett Visits Mississippi State University-Photo Album

October 13, 2006
The Week That Was: Randal Pinkett, Rhodes Scholar-turned Apprentice-turned mentor

By Josh Cornfield

October 13, 2006
Media Advisory:'Apprentice's' Randal Pinkett Visits MSU
MSU News

October 12, 2006
Read This So That Someone Else Might Get the Chance to Learn How
The Star Ledger
By Reginald Roberts

October 11, 2006
Change a Life Through Leteracy Campaign
Verizon New Jersey

October 1, 2006
Apprentice Winner Randal Pinkett on Working for Donald Trump
LA's The Place

September 8, 2006
You're Hired
By Randal Pinkett
Technology Review

September 8, 2006
African American Man's Empowerment Weekend coming to Chantilly in October
Baltimore Times Online

September 7, 2006
Alamo City Chamber's Founder's Day Banquet to feature "The Apprentice" Winner
by Melvin Tennant
Alamo City Chamber

September 2006
GEM@30 Record Attendance Reflects "Bright Future"
The National GEM Consortium

September 2006
Trump Apprentice Randal Pinkett Speaks in Vienna
Maryland African American Pride Magazine

August 28, 2006
Apprentice winner talks strategy with freshmen
by Eddie R. Cole Jr.
The Meter

August 22, 2006
Empowerment Weekend For Black Men

August 22, 2006
The Apprentice's Randal Pinkett and Kwame Jackson Highlight African American Men's Empowerment Weekend

August 21, 2006
"Students Receive Advice From Apprentice"
WKRN Nashville

August 18, 2006
'Apprentice' winner to speak to TSU freshmen
Compiled by Ralph Loos and Pamela Coyle

August 14, 2006
'Apprentice' winner will speak at TSU
Compiled by Ralph Loos and Pamela Coyle

August 8, 2006
Apprentice winner to speak during Freshmen Week
Tennessee State University

August 4, 2006
Retailing Trump
By Suzette Parmley
The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 27,2006
Business Excellence Award Recipient
National Urban League Business Luncheon (Webcast)

July 26, 2006
Hairy Proposition
by Steve Volk
Philadelphia Weekly

July 2006
Q&A with Randal Pinkett
By Frank Legato
Casino Connection

June 29, 2006
Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Announces Annual Business Plan Competition Winners
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago

June 28, 2006
Straight Love Straight Talk Podcast- Interview

June 16, 2006

Wedding Anniversaries and an Apprentice
Jamaica Gleaner
By Chester Francis-Jackson

June 8, 2006
National Association of Black Accountants to hold 35th Annual National Convention & Diversity Expo June 13-17
National Association of Black Accountants (Press Release)

June 7, 2006
Video Access Alliance Calls for Video Choice and Diverse Programming [Yahoo]
Video Access Alliance Calls for Video Choice and Diverse Programming [PR Newswire]
Video Access Alliance (Press Release)

June 6, 2006
Video Access Alliance to Host Forum on the Importance of Video Choice and Diverse Programming [Yahoo]
Video Access Alliance to Host Forum on the Importance of Video Choice and Diverse Programming [PR Newswire]
Video Access Alliance (Press Release)

June 5, 2006
Catching Up With Randal of The Apprentice 4 Reality TV
By Latoya West

June 4, 2006
An "Apprentice" on making business dreams come true

By Angelique Tege

June 4, 2006
Randal Pinkett, Last Season's 'Apprentice,' Enjoying New Job, Opportunities
Black America Web
By Monica Lewis

June 4, 2006
Words for grads
The Record (via

May 26, 2006
Festival marks a cultural milestone: African-American pride event hits 40
The Star-Ledger
By Barry Carter

May 25, 2006
Black heritage fest culminates in parade
The Star-Ledger

May 22, 2006
Reality Check
By Frank Lovece

May 21, 2006
Advice from the Apprentice
The Orange County Register
By Michele Himmelberg

May 19, 2006
Grads tread different paths
The Home News Tribune
Staff Report

May 18, 2006
Apprentice advises Rutgers College grads
The Star-Ledger
By Kelly Heyboer

May 17, 2006
"Apprentice" Speaks at Atlantic City Free Public Library
Atlantic City Free Public Library
(Hear Randal's full address via Podcast)

May 17, 2006
Celebrities to Headline UT's Alex Haley Golf Tournament
The University of Tennessee

May 16, 2006
'Apprentice's' Randal to assist Newark mayor
The Associated Press (via MSNBC)

May 16, 2006
Booker adds variety to transition
The Star-Ledger
By Katie Wang

May 15, 2006
Another Trump 'Apprentice' Enters Politics
By Greg Levine

May 15, 2006
'Apprentice' Dr. Randal Pinkett
The Star-Ledger

May 13, 2006
Holly Robinson Peete, Randal Pinkett Co-host and Malena Pérez Entertains at The National GEM Consortium's 30th Anniversary Gala "Storied Past, Bright Future"
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (Press Release)

May 12, 2006
No limits, 'Apprentice' winner tells A&M grads
The Huntsville Times
By Kenneth Kesner

May 11, 2006
Historically large A&M class leaves 'The Hill' today
The Huntsville Times
By Kenneth Kesner

May 9, 2006
BUSINESS ADVICE: 'Apprentice' winner to speak in Atlantic City
Courier-Post (Cherry Hill edition)

May 8, 2006
'The Apprentice' Tailgates at Rutgers on Tonight's Episode
Rutgers University Scarlet Knights Online

May 5, 2006
Food & Drink: 24 Central Cafe at Trump Plaza
By David J. Spatz

May 5, 2006
Stars turn out for the Grand Gala
The Courier-Journal
(Watch Randal's interview / View photo gallery)

May 4, 2006
Video Access Alliance Calls for Video Choice and Diverse Programming
Video Access Alliance (Press Release)

May 4, 2006
Derby celebrity guest list grows
The Lexington Herald-Leader

May 3, 2006
BET's 106 & Park Brings 'The Impossible' to Harlem
Black Entertainment Television (Press Release)

May 2, 2006
Small Businesses Big Winners at BiGAUSTIN's BiG IDEA Awards
BiGAUSTIN (Press Release)

May 2, 2006
Video Access Alliance to Host Forum on the Importance of Video Choice and Diverse Programming
Video Access Alliance (Press Release)

May 1, 2006
Anwar Robinson and Dr. Randal Pinkett Headline Successful Opening Weekend

May 2006
Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ Benefits Mentor Tech Program
By Michael Castellon
Texas Tach Today

May 2006
A Reality TV Check
South Jersey Magazine
By Nick DiUlio

April 28, 2006
FILM/TV/MAGAZINE BITS: ... Urban League's 'influential black men'

April 27, 2006
'Apprentice' Winner Addresses Sellout Crowd
The Boston-Bay State Banner

April 26, 2006
One of The Donald's protégés brings inspirational message to Tech banquet
The Daily Toreador
By Andrew Wood

April 22, 2006
Empowerment Weekend for Black Men

April 19, 2006
Exclusive Lineup of Experts to Address 2006 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Hosted by General Motors
Black Enterprise (Press Release)

April 16, 2006
Top apprentice is Robeson winner
By Glenn Yoder
The Boston Globe []

April 14, 2006
'Apprentice' Star to Speak on Mentorship, Perseverance
Texas Tech University (Press Release)

April 10, 2006
BMA conference highlights challenges in building capital, community
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
By Aubrey Henretty

April 10, 2006
Trump gambles on apprentice in Atlantic City
By William H. Sokolic

April 6, 2006
Somerset SBA Recognizes Student Achievers

April 6, 2006
RealNetworks Announces Hot Mobile Titles, Expands RealArcade Mobile Games Offering
RealNetworks (Press Release)

April 5, 2006
Two BIG Speakers... One BIG Day: BiGAUSTIN to Honor Achievements and Empower Growth of Small Businesses
BiGAUSTIN (Press Release)

April 5, 2006
NSBE enriches city with 'best' convention
New Pittsburgh Courier
By C. Denise Johnson

April 2, 2006
Apprentice on the job in Atlantic City
Courier-Post (Camden edition)
By William H. Sokolic
(See related article: Resume details rise to success

March 31, 2006
The Donald's 'Apprentice' booster for boss' casino plan
Philadelphia Business Journal
By Sonja Sherwood

March 24, 2006
'Apprentice' recruits at Rutgers
The Daily Targum
By Joseph Shure

March 24, 2006
Hoping to Hear "You're Hired"
The Home News Tribune
By Rebecca E. Lerner

March 22, 2006
TelecomNEXT Conference: Where Communications & Entertainment Meet
United States Telecom Association
(Watch Randal host "Emerging TV Networks" panel)

March 17, 2006
Trump 'Apprentice' to tout downtown development
Baltimore Business Journal
By Julekha Dash

March 15, 2006
Franklin's Proclamations Honor Current and Future Stars
Township of Franklin

March 14, 2006
Verizon cable bill clears big hurdle
By Martha McKay (via

March 13, 2006
Donald Trump's Latest "Apprentice" to Head TelecomNEXT Panel
TelecomNEXT (Press Release)

March 13, 2006
Lessons From the Boardroom
Essence Magazine
By Wendy L. Wilson

March 8, 2006
LFM ’98 Randal Pinkett Advises Sloan Students
News @ MITSloan
By Sarah Foote

March 7, 2006
Verizon to Recognize Area Teens' Entrepreneurial Talents
Verizon (Press Release)

March 6, 2006
Plexus Hires Pinkett
NJ BIZ (via AllBusiness)

March 6, 2006
MBA News: "Top Notch Education From MIT"
News @ MIT Sloan
By Sarah Foote

March 2006
Apprentice more like a master
Trenton Downtowner
By Shawna Wagner

February 28, 2006
Apprentice winner offers advice
The Journal News

February 27, 2006
Plexus Scientific teams up with "The Apprentice"
Plexus Scientific

February 25, 2006
33 seniors awarded for hard work in, out of classroom
Rockford Register Star
By Rowena Vergara
(Clips from TV news coverage available with article)

February 23, 2006
Randal Pinkett, NBC's 2005 'The Apprentice' Winner, Helps Verizon Recognize Local Teens' Entrepreneurial Talents
Verizon (Press Release)

February 21, 2006
'Apprentice' Tackles Issues
The University of Delaware Review
By Casey Jaywork

February 21, 2006
Trump's Latest Apprentice to Help Casinos

February 21, 2006
Rockford Association for Minority Management banquet
Rockford Register Star
By Rowena Vergara

February 17, 2006
'Apprentice' star Pinkett to share secrets of success with BiGAUSTIN
Austin Business Journal
By Jenny Robertson, Giselle Greenwood, Chantal Outon and John Selden

February 16, 2006
"The Apprentice" Visits Albany
WALB-10 News
By Len Kiese

February 13, 2006
The business of breaking barriers
The Cavalier Daily
By Ashley Mayo

February 10, 2006
Lunch with a Leader Celebrity Auction
Communities In Schools (Press Release)

February 10, 2006
'Apprentice' backs black entrepreneurs
Charlottesville Daily Progress
By Melanie Mayhew

February 10, 2006
'Apprentice' visits U.Va., calls students reinforcements
Richmond Times-Dispatch
By Carlos Santos

February 9, 2006
Apprentice Winner Speaks at UVA
By Stacy Berman

February 9, 2006
Five Lessons From the First Black 'Apprentice'
By Carmen Cusido

ebruary 1, 2006
Pinkett is ready to go to work
The Asbury Park Press
By Ava Gacser

February 2006
Randal's New Job
Casino Connection

February 2006
The Newest Apprentice: Dr. Randal Pinkett
The Black Collegian Magazine
By Hildee Weiss

January 16, 2006
"From CEO to Trump Sidekick"
By Thomas Gaudio

January 5, 2006
One on One with Dr. Randal Pinkett
By Lango Deen

January 2, 2006
Apprentice learns a hard lesson
Richmond Times-Dispatch
By Michael Paul Williams

January 2006
How to Choose a Business School
Orchid Designs

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