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Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes Produces New Movie About A Black Media Family Dynasty

TV One will air "Media," an original movie that captures the power struggles occuring within a wealthy, black-owned, family business

Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes joins the bevy of black women making movies.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black auto dealers

#BlackBizMatters: Supporting The Nation’s Top Black Auto Dealers

Black Enterprise’s compilation of the nation top black-owned auto dealerships, and why you should buy black

An often-overlooked aspect of racial equality is economic equality. That’s why black-owned businesses are important…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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African American Entrepreneurs

African American Entrepreneurs Who Are Running Billion-Dollar Businesses

Here are five companies that belong to Black Enterprise's top 100 rankings

The first time Black Enterprise compiled its annual report of the nation’s largest black-owned business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black businesses

BE 100s: 2016 Report on the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

Despite last year’s sluggish performance, BE 100s companies seek to revive their fortunes by aggressively employing tech, revamping business strategies, and connecting with millennials

The BE 100s have adopted a new attitude.
It has been a challenging year for a number…

By Kali Wilder

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auto dealerships

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

The 34-year-old acquiring skills to ‘take the wheel’ of the flagship BE 100s company

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Kenneth Meeks

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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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Ebony

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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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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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Freedman's Bank

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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Freedman's Bank

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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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