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Hurricane Harvey

BE 100s CEO Steps Up to Assist Harvey Victims With $62 Million Fund

Tony Chase, chairman and CEO of ChaseSource L.P. (No. 87 on the BE 100s with…

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black-Owned Investment Company’s $700 Million Project Will Redevelop South Central, LA

Mixed-use project still needs final approval from Los Angeles City Council

Calling its approval a “milestone,” Capri Investment Group has the green light to proceed with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 32: Black-Owned Investment Bank Smashes Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Finance Barrier

Finance whiz demonstrate black firms can produce superior performance on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, a 36-year-old Columbia University MBA and former bond trader for venerable financial…

By Derek T. Dingle

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B.E. 100s

Lessons from the BE 100s: The 2017 Auto Dealer of the Year

Jessie Armstead and his team win big by focusing on perseverance, teamwork, and customer service

While working on the Black Enterprise Auto Dealer of the Year story (in our May-June…

By Robin White Goode

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 34: How R. Donahue Peebles’ Historic Real Estate Deal Became A $127 Million Payday

A boycott gave this African American an incredible business opportunity

Peebles makes history in 2002 when his BE 100s real estate firm completes development of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 37: Black Ad Agency Slays A Madison Avenue Giant

How a black-owned ad agency found unprecedented success on Madison Avenue

UniWorld Group, one of the largest black ad agencies, slays advertising leviathan Saatchi & Saatchi…

By Derek T. Dingle

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This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

The black history they don't teach in business school

Weekly Wrap-Up of “45 Greatest Moment in Black Business History” Nos. 45-39; for those who…

By Derek T. Dingle

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B.E. 100s Trailblazer Nathaniel Goldston’s Death Brings Tribute and Company Transition

"Rather than focus on his passing, we should remember his life of service..."

Business leaders, politicians, university presidents, and dignitaries will gather to pay tribute to Nathan R.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Kase Lawal

Kase Lawal is One of the Biggest Power Players in Houston’s Oil Industry

Lawal is chairman of the only energy company that is controlled by African Americans on the New York Stock Exchange

Nigerian-born Kase Lawal represents one of Houston’s greatest power sources. He serves as chairman of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Sherman Lewis III

How Sherman Lewis III Became the Largest Black-Owned Employer in Houston

Sherman Lewis III risked it all to open up a profitable business franchise

Sherman Lewis III says that he may be conservative by nature but he “bet the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Gerald B. Smith

BE 100s CEO Gerald B. Smith Talks Building Business in Houston

Houston is booming with successful black business leaders such as Gerald B. Smith

BE spoke exclusively with Gerald B. Smith, a native Houstonian who has become a major…

By Derek T. Dingle

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snap

Oh, Snap! Black Investment Firms Must Be Involved in More Tech IPOs

Minority underwriters still seeking equity and bond underwriting assignments from Silicon Valley companies

With the aftermath of the Snap IPO, we decided to take a look at the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson Applauds GOP Sen. Tim Scott for Championing Diversity Bill

Calls for companies to increase minority business opportunities and diversity in the workplace

BET founder Bob Johnson applauds GOP Sen. Tim Scott, for championing a bill that ensures…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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National Fast Food Day

National Fast Food Day: Owner of 29 McDonald’s Generating $60M is ‘Lovin’ It’

Roland Parris offers some keen insight on becoming a franchisee

In light of National Fast Food Day, Roland Parris, the owner of 29 McDonald’s generating…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah

New Book Tells the Story of Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words

'OWN IT: Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words' is a collection the media mogul's thoughts, words, and actions

Oprah has become an inspiration for audiences around the world. Her message—to live one’s best…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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multicultural

Is Total Market the End of the Multicultural Advertising Agency?

In an Advertising Week panel discussion, industry experts explore if the end of the multicultural agency is near

In an Advertising Week panel discussion, industry experts explore if the end of the multicultural…

By Kali Wilder

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Berry Gordy

Motown Legend Berry Gordy Receives Medal of Arts From President Obama

Music icon honored for building his music label and launching the careers of countless legendary artists

President Obama recently gave out the 2015 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients. Among…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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