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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

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Dream Corps Launches Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Fund and More

Van Jones' nonprofit prepares new opportunities and initiatives

Van Jones’ Dream Corps, which launched #YesWeCode and other programs, maps out goals for 2016…

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The Real Story About Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe Pageant

Harvey made no mistake by becoming part owner of the pageant's production company

In the Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue of Black Enterprise, Steve Harvey discusses details of his…

By Courtney Connley

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Automotive Industry Celebrates Diversity

The first Diversity Volume Leadership Awards are coming up in January

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and IHS Automotive just announced the nominees…

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6 Books Shark Tank’s Daymond John Wants You to Read

Successful entrepreneur and businessman shares some of his favorite books

With a slew of investment deals and businesses, Daymond John is no stranger to what…

By Kandia Johnson

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Siza Mzimela Becomes First Black Woman to Own an Airline

South African businesswoman launches Fly Blue Crane airline

South African businesswoman Siza Mzimela launches Fly Blue Crane, making her the first black woman…

By Courtney Connley

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Ex-NFL Player Turned Actor and Tech CEO Talks Dollars Making Dollars

Thomas Q. Jones' life after football is inspired

“I think technology is the one thing that connects the world. Technology is the number…

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How 3 Business Owners Are Keeping Black Dollars in the Black Community

It empowers businesses as well as the overall community

When you buy from black-owned businesses you create a chain reaction of events, empowering that…

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Starbucks New Employee Perk Helps Veterans’ Families Pay for College

Company pledges to pay tuition for the spouses or children of veteran employees

Starbucks pledges to pay tuition for the spouses or children of veteran employees.

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#Fightfor15: 10 Moving Photos That Prove a Minimum Wage Hike is Needed

Thousands of workers go on strike in support of minimum wage hike

Three years ago this month, the Fight for 15 campaign launched in an effort to…

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Honoring Our Veterans: Women Veterans Interactive Founder Ginger Miller

Black Enterprise spotlights our national heroes and heroines

Miller has supported over 1,000 women veterans and has members in 13 states. And her…

By Kandia Johnson

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African American Women Who Made U.S. Military History

These legendary women made a mark in the military world

Whether it’s defending our country on the front lines or providing support to U.S. soldiers…

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Honoring Our Veterans: Tillman Award Winner Danielle Green

Black Enterprise spotlights our national heroes and heroines

Former Notre Dame basketball player and Army veteran, Danielle Green, lost her left arm during…

By Kandia Johnson

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8 Programs For Children in Military Families

Here are a few free to low-cost programs to help children of military families

Being a military child comes with a unique set of benefits, as well as challenges.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Honoring Our Veterans: Tools and Resources

Black Enterprise offers tools and resources for our military veterans

Black Enterprise put together this list of tools and resources in honor of our national…

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5 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

Army leaders share their perspective

“Invisible leadership doesn’t mean its unseen or unrecognized, it’s simply hidden so that the efforts…

By Kandia Johnson

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Honoring Our Veterans: Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator

Black Enterprise spotlights our national heroes and heroines

Petersen served for 38 years in the Marine Corps, and during his service, he flew…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Veterans Interactive Celebrates Military Service at 4th Annual Extravaganza

Nonprofit honors women Nov. 11-13, 2015 in Maryland

Founded by Ginger Miller, a military vet and White House Champion of Change recipient, WVI’s…

By Kandia Johnson

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Honoring Our Veterans: Babette Peyton, Gold Medalist Archer

Black Enterprise spotlights our national heroes and heroines

Since I’m a veteran now, my focus has been on veterans and the Wounded Lady…

By Safon Floyd

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$3.9 Billion Deal: Expedia Buying AirBnB Competitor HomeAway

Purchase is the largest-ever acquisition for the travel site

Expedia, the parent company to some of the world’s largest travel sites, is buying short-term…

By Janell Hazelwood

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