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Corporate Directors List 2014

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

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Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

42nd Annual B.E. 100s Report On Top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies and Ad Agencies

The 42nd Annual Black Enterprise 100s report on top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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BE 100′s 2014

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

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Sisters Prep to Take Over $28 Million Black Construction Business

The Lynn's family 29-year-old mom-and-pop business has grown to be one of the nation's largest black-owned firms

Louis B. Lynn’s family tree is rooted in entrepreneurship

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Walton (L) and Isaacson bring the magic to their agency's campaigns.

The Magicians of Madison Avenue: BE Ad Agency of the Year

Walton Isaacson combines analysis and creative wizardry to fuel company growth

In 2005, Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson sat in a coffee shop in Chicago’s Gold…

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Pipeline to Power: BE’s Industrial Service Company of the Year

By fueling sales with integrity, teamwork, and healthy competition, Hightowers Petroleum has doubled its earnings over the past five years

Stephen Hightower has never accidentally been in the right place at the right time. He’s…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BE 100s: The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

41st Annual Report On Black Business

Get ready to take your company through a business environment that promises to be even…

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UBR Spotlight: New Horizons Baking CEO Tilmon Brown

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: New Horizons Baking CEO Tilmon Brown; consultant and…

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NMSDC Honors Top Regional Minority Suppliers

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of industries

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of…

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Earl G. Graves Sr., Chairman & Publisher of Black Enterprise

Knowing When to Say When

Eventually, the success and potential of every enterprise is determined by an entrepreneur’s ability to…

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Feast on This

A smorgasbord of ways to profit from your passion for food

Americans spent more than $1.6 trillion on food last year. That translates into millions of…

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RUSH COMMUNICATIONS: Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam (1984) and Rush Communications (1991) (pictured). Def Jam is responsible for launching the career of LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, and Rush Communications is the parent company for media, entertainment, apparel, financial and philanthropic companies.

Black Music Month: BE100s Companies That Made Their Mark with Music

14 legendary black-owned businesses that influenced the sound of Black Music

Check out the BE100s companies that found success in the business of music and radio.

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Growth by Reinvention (2011 BE100s Ad Agency of the Year)

Through creative collaboration, research, and technology, Burrell Communications Group L.L.C. takes the lead

A company’s success and influence are defined by its leader’s ability to identify a need,…

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Re:Thinking Business (2011 BE100s Overview)

BE100s CEOs revamp their companies to reap profits through global business strategies, emerging technology, and training a more competitive workforce.

Against a sluggish recovery, a rough-and-tumble business environment, and a ferocious battle for revenue growth…

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20 Most Successful Black Companies to Watch in 2011

Meet the freshman class: Black companies that weathered the recession, grew their businesses and landed on the BE 100s list

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE welcomes new companies to its BE100s lists, which chronicle the most…

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Trading Places: Undercover Bosses

Five B.E. 100s CEOs who bravely stepped into their employees' shoes

Everyone has dreams of calling the shots. But a company CEO does more than tell…

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Navigating the Curves (2011 BE100s Auto Dealer of the Year)

Surviving tragic losses and industry turmoil, Jenell Ross repositions the family dealership to speed past the competition

Business is slowly picking up at Bob Ross Buick/GMC and Mercedes-Benz (No. 30 on the…

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Your 2011 EC Experience Is Only a Click Away

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

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Power Moves: Eddie Brown’s 5 Strategies For Success in Business

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that can inspire your business moves

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that…

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Legendary Carver Savings Bank Fights To Stay in Business

Federal government orders the nation's largest black bank to boost capital reserves by April 30...or else

Federal government orders the nation’s largest black bank to boost capital reserves by April 30…or…

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UBR Morning Post: BE 100s CEO Michael Roberts Talks Legacy Building

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BE 100s Report: Seaway Takes Over Legacy Bank

Failure of leading financial institution continues trend of black bank closures

Failure of leading financial institution continues trend of black bank closures

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Why I’m Not Impressed With Cory Booker—Yet

He's done a good job as mayor of Newark. But what the city needs is greatness in the class of Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson.

For all the challenges he’s faced and all the good he’s done as mayor of…

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Comcast Teams with Burrell to Target African-American Consumer

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

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Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference

In my latest segment on Warren Ballentine’s Truth Fighter’s radio program, I shared with his…

By Derek T. Dingle

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UBR Morning Post: Learn From Billionaire Bob Johnson

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Maximum Acceleration

Paramount Nissan shifts into expansion mode

John F. Stelly, CEO of Paramount Nissan was doing something a bit unexpected while the…

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A Suite Deal

UrbanAmerica hopes for happy returns for Orlando resort acquisition

Acquiring the Sheraton World Orlando Resort for $87 million may seem pricey at first glance,…

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You Got Served—Virtually

NetServe Systems provides inexpensive IT solutions with remote monitoring

Frustrated by the regularly failing e-mail system at G&C Equipment Corp. (No. 52 on the…

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Steering Toward Profitability

Auto supplier Systems Electro Coating looks to accelerate business following industry slump

When the wOEs of the domestic auto manufacturers came to light in 2008, they sent…

By Alan Hughes

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Washington Report: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants Her Day in Court

The ethics committee asks for more time to build its case against her

Rep. Maxine Waters is calling on the ethics committee to schedule her trial before the…

By Joyce Jones

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Ne-Yo To Be Honored Among ‘Intelligent Performers’

Award-winning singer/songwriter among entrepreneurs and executives recognized for innovation and excellence

Award-winnning singer/songwriter Shaffer Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is among the top…

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9 Need-to-Know Tips from Top CEOs for New Entrepreneurs

Plus, your chance to network with business luminaries face-to-face

The Black Enterprise Intelligent Performers are top CEOs and leading corporate executives who have…

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The Giant Slayers

Loop Capital beats out big-name investment banks to land largest minority-led underwriting deal in recent New York City history

It was a collapse of epic proportions. The financial crisis in 2008 created an atmosphere…

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6 Steps to Success in Commercial Real Estate

Despite low valuations this investor sees opportunities

There’s no doubt that the commercial real estate market has seen better days. Along with…

By Alan Hughes

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UBR Morning Post: Reinvention Strategist Marshawn Evans

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with ad industry pioneer…

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How to Hand Down the Family Business – Part 1

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

When passing a business down from an older to younger generation problems are sure to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Network With Intelligent Performers

A rare opportunity to make powerful connections and gain valuable exposure for your business

If you are a mogul in the making or talented business professional looking to take…

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Syncom’s New Frontier

How negotiating a gravity-defying deal for a $5 billion satellite system helped put this private equity firm in orbit

It was one of the biggest deals that almost didn’t happen. As part of an…

By Alan Hughes

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UBR Morning Post: Ad Industry Titan Don Coleman

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, our newest UBR contributor, Renita Young, speaks with…

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Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

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No. 2: Robert L. Johnson, The Power Player

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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UBR Morning Post: Black Enterprise Titan Bill Mays

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Mays Chemical…

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Mixing the Right Ingredients for Growth

CEO Tilmon Brown�s turnaround plan transformed New Horizons into a lean, mean baking machine

Operations are humming at the 56,000-square-foot Norwalk, Ohio, bakery. The facility’s 160 employees, nearly all…

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No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

Our countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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No. 15: Arthur G. Gaston Sr., The Trailblazer

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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No. 19: Dave Bing, The Man Of Steel

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Style Biz: How to Leverage Hair Shows Into Dollars

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Entrepreneur and celebrity stylist Janel Smith offers these tips on how to make the most…

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Maxine Waters Vows to Fight Ethics Charges

Denies using her influence to help husbands financial interest in OneUnited Bank

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) vigorously defended herself at a Friday morning press conference with reporters…

By Joyce Jones

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Real Estate Insider: 3 Tips for Buying Commercial Real Estate

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

In this economy, a foray into commercial real estate may seem like a mistake, but…

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No. 24: Bill Mays, The King Of Chemicals

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Johnson Rice Steps Down as CEO of Johnson Publishing

Handing reigns to former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, she remains as chairman

Linda Johnson Rice has stepped down as CEO of Johnson Publishing Co. (No. 22 on…

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Ariel Investments, UBR Radio Show Fetes “Game Changers”

Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett, entrepreneur Farrah Gray named among Chicago's under-40 black achievers

Recently named Ebony magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett and entrepreneurial prodigy Farrah Gray are among…

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Washington Report: Maxine in Troubled Waters

BE 100s bank at center of lawmakers ethics allegations

An investigative subcommittee has found substantial reason to believe that Rep. Maxine Waters violated House…

By Joyce Jones

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Loop Capital Completes Near-Billion Dollar Deal

Firm underwrites general obligation bonds as senior manager for New York City

Loop Capital Markets L.L.C. along with co-book-running senior manager, Barclays Capital completed the issuance…

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Ready to Take Your Business Global?

Are you ready to do business in the global economy?

When I moderated the global business panel at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in…

By Alan Hughes

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Flying High

A former American Airlines division, American Beacon Advisors thrived by expanding its asset management business during the financial market meltdown

When Pharos Capital Group L.L.C. (No. 5 on the be private equity firms list with…

By Alan Hughes

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Diversity Knocking Hard on Corporate Doors

Exclusion of minorities becoming more and more of a liability

Corporate supplier diversity programs are coming under increased scrutiny as America’s minority groups steadily march…

By Alan Hughes

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Johnson Publishing COO, President Resigns

More changes at the top for publisher of Ebony, Jet

Johnson Publishing Co. announced Monday that Anne Sempowski Ward has resigned as president and COO…

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RLJ Companies Adds Partners in Haiti Housing Project

Thousands of jobs will be created if project is approved

Bob Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, Wednesday announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises…

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Do You Know Your Business Credit Score?

Whether managing or repairing it, understand how it affects operations and the bottom line

In the current economic environment, business owners understand that a good personal credit score is…

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Amy DuBois Barnett to Helm Ebony Magazine

Johnson Publishing also hires Desiree Rogers to help turnaround company

Johnson Publishing Company announced last week that Amy DuBois Barnett will become the new editor-in-chief…

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M.R. Beal Strikes Billion-Dollar Deal

Black-owned investment bank to underwrite major bond issuance for New York State Dormitory Authority

In a landmark deal, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announced…

By Alan Hughes

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2010 BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. set the pace as Wall Street's fastest-growing public finance firm

Led by CEO Suzanne Shank, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C. became Wall Street’s fastest-growing…

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The B.E. 100s: Bloodied, But Unbowed

A year ago, I told you that our most recent economic downturn, one of the…

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2010 BE 100s Auto Dealer of The Year

Avis Ford Inc. defies the odds and the economy to bounce back in one of America's hardest hit industries

Outworking the competition through determination and management prowess, Walter Douglas and his sons have positioned…

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2010 BE 100s Industrial/Service Company of The Year

Thompson Hospitality delivers phenomenal financial performance in one of the nation's worst economic downturns

Led by CEO Warren Thompson, Thompson Hospitality Corp. has delivered double-digit revenue growth each year…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Legendary Inspirations

The BE 100s Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

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It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to network with 1,200+ of…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

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WATCH: 2010 BE 100s Award Winners

Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. are honored this year.

The chief executives of Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. share what it…

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Building a Model Business

Despite a tough economy, Gail Warrior ensures the success of her construction company

For any woman, breaking into an industry dominated by men is tough. But when you’re…

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Calling on a New Generation of Giants

Calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries

I’m calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries, dedicated soldiers in…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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A New Economic Agenda for Black America

President Obama sets a new economic agenda

President Obama Recently hit the reset button on his presidency with a renewed emphasis on…

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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

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Exhibitor Move-In

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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First Independence’s Sweet Song of Growth

With lucrative opportunities in �mortgage lending, Donald Davis plays a �profitable tune for his Detroit-based bank

For more than three decades, Donald Davis played the six string, performing on an array…

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The 2009 Black Enterprise 100s

Our 37th Annual Report on Black Business, featuring the nation's largest black-owned companies

Black Enterprise’s 37th Annual Report on Black Business features lists of the largest black-owned businesses,…

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Green Investing

Money manager Isaac Green's advice on where to put your money as the economy recovers

In the dot-com-crazed ’90s, a good number of investment firms chased big returns by employing…

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Auto Dealers Expedite Repairs After Toyota Recall

Experts say setback won't have long-term effect on automaker

Last week Toyota announced the recall of some of its most popular vehicles. The recall,…

By Cliff Hocker

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

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BE, Walmart to Host Economic Forum

BE100s CEOs, government officials to develop policy recommendations for White House

As President Barack Obama unveils initiatives to bolster the middle class, create jobs and assist…

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Black Firms Shut Out of Stimulus Projects

African Americans aren't getting fair share of funds

Black contractors aren’t getting their fair share of the stimulus dollars being poured into transportation…

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DOT Partners With Carver Bank in Loan Program

Small, disenfranchised businesses gain access to contracts

The United States Department of Transportation announced that Carver Bank has been selected as New…

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

Queen of Daytime says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

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Obama Announces Plans to Boost Small Business Lending

Credit lines to be made available under TARP

Flanked by thousands of boxes of paper records stored by Metropolitan Archives, a Maryland-based business…

By Joyce Jones

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Private Lenders Up in Arms Over Student Loan Bill

Legislation would benefit those who need relief most

While private lenders may lose a portion of funds from the federally backed loans in…

By Renita Burns

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Entrepreneurs Conference: No Excuses

Everything you need to know now!

More than 1,000 professionals, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs ventured to Detroit for the 2009…

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News Roundup

Robert Johnson in bid for Aqueduct Contract; Poitier, Bishop Tutu among Medal of Honor recipients

JohnsonHard Rock International announced a strategic alliance with entrepreneur Robert L.  Johnson, and also said…

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R. Donahue Peebles: ‘We Will Land Aqueduct Deal’

Despite credit challenges, CEO says deal is far from dead

Plans for the redevelopment of a New York racetrack/casino stalled last week amid reports that…

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Advertising Agency of the Year: Sweet Science

Though more than 1,700 miles from New York City’s Madison Avenue, the capital of the…

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Financial Services Company of the Year: The Loan Rangers

It was the spring of 1998, and the three women had traveled to the state…

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Industrial/Service Company of the Year: The Many Colors of PRWT

Some people become entrepreneurs as a means to become their own boss or build…

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Forged in Fire: BE 100s Overview

Downturns happen. The U.S. has experienced 32 in the last 150 years or so, according…

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BE 100s: The 2008 Report

When BLACK ENTERPRISE first compiled its Top 100 in 1973, combined sales for the component…

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