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Top 100 CEOs Have as Much in Retirement Assets as 41% of American Families

Study shows wide ‘asset’ gap among CEOs due to gender and race

“The CEOs’ extraordinary nest eggs are not the result of extraordinary performance,” notes Scott Klinger,…

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Top 100 Places to Eat in America

Yelp reveals top 100 foodie hot spots in the U.S.

Yelp reveals top 100 places to eat in America.

By Kandia Johnson

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Open Table Releases Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies in US

Open Table releases the best 100 restaurants in America

Open Table releases the best 100 restaurants in America.

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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BE 100s 2014: Top Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Lands in Top 10 on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The First Lady comes in at number 8

Michelle Obama is the highest ranked Black woman on this year’s list.

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In the tech industry, less than 1% of founders who have received venture capital funds are African American. Black women compose only a fraction of that 1%. But, you would never guess that walking into Ogilvy & Mather World headquarters in New York City for day one of the FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp. 

The one thing many of these women had in common was the passion and drive to create their own dream, and become employers in today’s high-growth innovation economy. Founded by Kathryn Finney, the FOCUS 100 symposium was designed to not only connect black female thought leaders and tech innovators, but arm them with the skills needed to make an impression on the mostly white, male-dominated world of tech startups. Here’s a glimpse at what transpired: --Marcia Wade Talbert

#FOCUS100: Black Women’s Tech Conference Becomes Trending Topic

Highlights from the FOCUS100 Pitch Bootcamp

Founded by Kathryn Finney, the FOCUS 100 symposium was designed to not only connect black…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Personal Branding

Top Tips for an ‘Undeniably Fierce’ Personal Branding Strategy

Unleash your 'undeniably fierce' factor, with sage advice from personal branding expert and elevation strategist Jennifer Ransaw-Smith

Personal Branding Expert and Elevation Strategist Jennifer Ransaw-Smith shares valuable insight to you readers position…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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venture capital

Why I Stopped Raising Venture Capital

I stopped pitching and started building

BE’s Sequoia Blodgett shares her journey into the entrepreneurship tech space after being engulfed in…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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travel

These 2 Top List Are the Most Recommended Travel Brands

New study reveals nationwide holiday travel habits

When it comes to best bets and holiday travel habits, Marriott Hotels and Southwest Airlines…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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100 Black Men

100 Black Men of the Bay Area Gather for Change

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is an organization that's not just about socializing

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area recently gathered together to celebrate the 28th…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Pantsuit Nation

Tech 100: Are Black Women Too Critical of Pantsuit Nation?

Once a hub for progressive women, now the Facebook group has turned into mostly postings of daily good deeds—and some sisters don't like it

I often wonder if Pantsuit Nation’s critics, especially us black women, are being a little…

By Samara Lynn

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Scholarship Money

Don’t Miss Out On $100M of Unclaimed Scholarship Money

Students across the country are missing out on scholarship opportunities by letting deadlines pass or from laziness

Last year, over $100 million in scholarship money went unclaimed. That’s why it’s vital to…

By Jessica Brown

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Trump

The Tech 100: Trump’s Presidency Will Be a Disaster for Innovation and STEM

STEM and tech programs which benefit people of color are in danger under the Trump administration

Science and technology do not seem to be a big focus of the new president-elect.…

By Samara Lynn

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career

Here’s What $100 Can Do for Your Career

A small investment that could lead to the ultimate return

Find out how much a mere $100 can get you when you’re looking to move…

By Safon Floyd

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ICANN

The Tech 100: No, Obama is Not Giving Away the Internet through ICANN

In this edition of The Tech 100: There's been a whole lot of mess about the transfer of ICANN, here are the facts.

It’s a shame that some would spread falsehood just to advance their pet causes or…

By Samara Lynn

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black female attorneys

Top 10 Black Female Attorneys You Should Know

Ten black women from around the U.S. who use their J.D.'s to bring law and order to their communities

Check out this list of the top 10 black female attorneys you should know, where…

By Courtney McKenzie Newell

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wealth lessons

3 Wealth Lessons From BE 100s Legend Percy E. Sutton

Inspiring financial advice courtesy of BE 100s luminary Percy E. Sutton

Find out what political, commercial force, and BE 100s legend Percy E. Sutton offered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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JOHN W ROGERS

BE 100s Titan John Rogers: Why Black Board Members Matter to Your Wealth

The value of diversified corporate boards

Find out why BE 100s Titan John Rogers concludes that African American participation on boards…

By Derek T. Dingle

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