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Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father’s $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships

Within the next couple of years, Amber Woods, 34, will become the new leader at…

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

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Robert F. Smith

African American Billionaire Robert F. Smith Named Carnegie Hall’s New Chairman

The BE 100s CEO to assist with the prestigious concert stage’s outreach efforts

Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Linda Johnson Rice Says Ebony Sell Is Smart Business Move

New venture Ebony Media Operations is still black-owned

Last week marked the end of an era for the historic Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah

Oprah Winfrey to Launch New Line of Food Products

Oprah's Kitchen is expected to offer everything from beverages to bacon

Network owner and entertainment media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking to expand her scope of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s CEO of Golden Krust Bakery & Grill to Appear on CBS Hit Series ‘UNDERCOVER BOSS’

Episode featuring Jamaican-born Lowell Hawthorne airs May 22 at 10 PM ET

Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured…

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What You Need To Know About Entrepreneurship

5 lessons on entrepreneurship from one of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses

The son of preacher man, jazz musician and BE 100s CEO, Quintin E. Primo III…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Walton Isaacson CEO Reveals What It Really Takes To Become A Marketing Success Story

Inside the brilliant mind of the CEO of the No. 1 black advertising agency

Get inside the brilliant marketing mind of the co-founder and CEO of the nation’s top…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Millionaire’s Corner: Quintin Primo Talks Surviving A Failed Business To Building A $4 Billion Asset Firm

Lesson from the top 100 black businesses on why owners should never give up

Lessons from the top 100 black businesses on why entrepreneurs should never give up. Here…

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In Memoriam: Black Investor and Icon Lou Holland

From a farm boy to a respected stock picker, Holland grew his investment firm to $4 billion in assets under management

From a farm boy to a respected stock picker, Holland grew his investment firm to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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$29 Million-Dollar, Family-Owned Construction Firm Celebrates 30 Years of Business

ENVIRO AgScience went from mom-and-pop landscaper to top black firm

One of the nation’s largest black-owned companies, ENVIRO AgScience, Inc., is celebrating 30 years of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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David J. Grain, CEO of BE100s Private Equity Firm Grain Management (Image: Lonnie C. Major)

Riding the Wireless Wave to the Stars

How David Grain's private equity firm ventures into spaces others don't dare

Ken Louard, director of business development at Grain Management, says Grain showed affinities for business…

By Stacey Tisdale

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BE100s CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd featured on TODAY Show

The morning show introduced her as "the first African American woman with a billion-dollar business."

Bryant Howroyd’s Torrance, California-based company is No. 2 on the 2014 BE100s Industrial/Service Companies list…

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Black Banks Shut Out of New Federal Tax Credit Program

Out of $3.5 billion awarded, not a single dollar went to minority institutions

Minority-owned banks are claiming the government has shut them out tax credits intended to spur…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

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Black Investment Bank To Help Improve America’s Infrastructure

BE 100s CEO is part of new business leader council on infrastructure

Black investment bank among new leadership council charged with improving the nation’s roads and infrastructure.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History

These self-made millionaires and billionaires created some of the most iconic brands in the black community

The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Carver Bancorp’s CEO Deborah C. Wright To Retire

President and COO Michael T. Pugh named her successor effective January 1, 2015

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After 15 years of service at Carver Bancorp, Inc. (holding company for Carver Federal…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Enterprise 100s Business Icon Herman J. Russell Has Died

Business legend built the nation's largest black-owned real-estate and construction firm, and much of the Atlanta skyline

Herman J. Russell, who built the nation’s largest black-owned construction and real estate firm, died…

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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…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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