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With Board Service Comes Responsibility

I’m here to challenge all black board members with the specific responsibility to voice issues…

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We Must Defend Healthcare Access As A Right of All Americans

Any changes or amendments to Obamacare must do nothing but improve and expand access, not limit or eliminate it

In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and quality healthcare should be…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Join Us in Houston, America’s Next Great Black Business Mecca

We hope to see you at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

More than 1,000 business leaders and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the 2017 Black Enterprise…

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Why You Must Practice Conscientious Consumerism

A message from Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. on how conscientious consumerism can produce social change

In order to effect lasting, systemic change, black people must engage in conscientious consumerism, even…

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Walking in Harm’s Way

Fewer black corporate leaders appear willing to advocate on behalf of their peers

The existence of corporate diversity and inclusion programs is to ensure the inclusion of all…

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

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Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

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Taking Black Business to the Next Level

The evolution of black business has been driven by greater access to capital, expansion into broader markets, and participation in dominant and emerging industries.

The growth and evolution of black business has been, and must continue to be, driven…

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Remembering Julian Bond As A Champion of Black Enterprise

A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.

Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…

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Modern Men, Timeless Values

'It’s our normal to be extraordinary'

BE Modern Man is building momentum toward its purpose of reclaiming the dialogue about the…

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Speaking Truth About Black Men

Black males face many problems. Black males are not the problem. This is a powerful, even revolutionary distinction to make.

African American males face many challenges. However being black and male is not among them.…

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

As I gratefully celebrate my 80th birthday, here's business advice key to your success no matter what generation you claim membership in.

While I am decades removed, in terms of age and lifestyle, from where you may…

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Paying Tribute to Atlanta’s Master Builder, Herman J. Russell

Russell forged a legacy as a master businessman and mentor who inspired several generations of leaders in business, politics, and beyond

In Nov. 15, America lost a great man and one of the most iconic black…

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You Have Only One Chance to Make a First Impression

A great reputation, once destroyed, can be incredibly costly to rebuild. Vigilantly protect the brand—and the business—of YOU

You have only one chance to make a first impression, and it can take a…

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When Will Police Stop Murdering Unarmed Black Men?

Each of us must take a stand each and every day to make the point that black lives matter

According to the FBI’s most recent accounts of “justifiable homicide,” in the seven years between…

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Black Directors: Be Prepared To Walk In Harm’s Way

You weren’t invited to join a board because major corporations ran out of smart white people

Let me be blunt: You are a board director who happens to be black; you…

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Message To Fathers: Show Up, Step Up, Man Up

As we celebrate Father’s Day, a reminder to all fathers: Your children need you.

A reminder to all fathers: Your children need you.

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Wake Up! Re-engage In the Battle For Opportunity

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement.

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement, as…

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Don’t Just Save Black Boys, Redeem Black Men

We must fight for lawful alternatives and for productive, economically viable pathways to opportunities for black men

We can not forget about black men

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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