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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $150 Million Deal

It was unprecedented—a black financial firm negotiated a multimillion deal for Texaco

Blaylock & Partners becomes the first minority-owned firm to serve as lead manager for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 40: The Auto Dealer That Broke The Billion-Dollar Barrier

His is one of the few black businesses to reach $1 billion in revenue

In 2005, he steered the first black-owned auto dealership to surpass $1 billion in sales,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Our List of the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses is Vital to Your Enterprise

Here's why listing the top black businesses matters

We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer of black business…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Our 2017 List of Nation’s Largest Black Businesses Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

Black Enterprise's 2017 BE100s list of the nation's largest, and most profitable black-owned businesses

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business, No. 41: The Legacy of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown

His tragic death rocked the political and business world, yet, his legacy lives

Ronald Harmon Brown was a visionary leader who made things happen. Throughout his life, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Tesla Adds Ebony Magazine Heir Linda Johnson Rice to Its Board

Johnson Rice has served on the board of several other prestigious companies

Linda Johnson Rice, the CEO of Ebony Media Operations and Chairman Emeritus of Ebony Media…

By Samara Lynn

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 42: Black Insurers Write New Life Policies

Many black fortunes have been made through insurance, despite industry's turbulence

Black insurers also represented financial pillars of their communities through employment, business financing and philanthropic…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Law Firms

Blue-Chip Companies Pay Out $226 Million to Minority Law Firms

Minority and women-owned law firms are being increasingly retained by big businesses

Since the program’s launch, participating companies have generated more than $1.24 billion in expenditures on…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Meet the Women With 13 McDonald’s Franchises…and Counting

Patricia Williams owns thirteen McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, creating an empire and legacy for her daughters

Owning 13 McDonald’s restaurants is no small accomplishment, but Patricia Williams started with one and…

By Nancy E Williams

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 43 – Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project

Rev. Jackson said access to capital is the fourth state of the civil rights movement

Rev. Jesse Jackson launches the Wall Street Project to provide access for BE 100s…

By Frank McCoy

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 44—The Summit Held by President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to gather black business leaders at the White House

“The nation’s leading black businessmen met with President Jimmy Carter in Washington in June, an…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 45- #BankBlack

#BankBlack strengthens BE 100 banks’ mission of entrepreneurship and empowerment

With this viral movement and renewed focus, BE 100s banks are also reaching a new…

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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Beefed-Up National Business League Aims to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce and National Business League merge to offer greater capacity, scope, and scale

Fortified with new ownership and leadership, the 117-year-old National Business League Inc. is getting an…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Serena Williams Invests in Superfood Startup Daily Harvest

The tennis champ's latest investment is in a startup that aims to make healthy eating more convenient

For Serena Williams, boss moves are habitual, both on and off the tennis court.Williams—along with Gwyneth…

By Kandia Johnson

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Amazon’s Takeover of Whole Foods and the Implications for Black America’s Health

Amazon's inevitable supermarket disruption can help people in inner-cities and rural areas

How this purchase can be a game-changer for communities of color making high-quality, fresh food…

By Samara Lynn

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Whole Foods Buy Makes Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over $75 Billion

Amazon bought Whole Foods in cash

This nudges Bezos even further up on the “world’s richest” list placing him almost neck-in-next…

By Samara Lynn

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Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John on Shift to Uber, ‘I’m Ready’

The marketing guru tells Black Enterprise why she's leaving her position at Apple Music to start a career at Uber

Bozoma Saint John tells Black Enterprise what motivated her to abruptly leave her executive position…

By Selena Hill

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Is This BE 100s Executive Michigan’s Next Republican Senator?

He won't confirm but some say he would be ideal

James E. Jones, president of James Group International Inc., a BE100 company, is looking at…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Bozoma Saint John

[Updated] Bozoma Saint John Leaves Apple Music, Heads to Uber

The marketing executive is allegedly leaving the music streaming service after helping its revenues soar

Bozoma Saint John is reportedly leaving her position as head of Global Consumer Marketing for…

By Selena Hill

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