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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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immigrants

Business Leaders of Color Stand Up For Immigrants and DACA

These executives are sending a strong message to their employees, customers, and Trump

Renowned business leader Paa Kwesi Nduom, chairman of ISF, along with tech execs and community…

By Selena Hill

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Jerri Devard

Office Depot Appoints Jerri Devard as New Chief Marketing Officer

The former ADT executive is bringing her talents and business acumen to Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. has tapped former ADT executive Jerri DeVard as its new Executive Vice…

By Selena Hill

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Black Business Mogul’s Lodging Company Completes $1B Stock Acquisition

RLJ Lodging Trust responds to investor’s criticism of hospitality giant

RLJ Lodging Trust, co-founded by African American business magnate Robert Johnson, has completed its purchase…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Hurricane Harvey

Black Businesses and Supporters Offer Harvey Aid in Spite of Own Obstacles

Houston area business leaders are providing help to the community

Larger black-owned companies and entities that advocate, do business with and support small black owned…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Hurricane Harvey

Minority Auto Dealers Group Raising $1M for Harvey and Irma Victims

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) is assisting families in Texas and Florida

To help victims of the historic storms, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)…

By Selena Hill

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With Board Service Comes Responsibility

"It is not your job to sit quietly on the board...."

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

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Here Are The Largest Companies in America With Zero Black People on Their Boards

A call to action for these companies to diversify their boards!

For the fifth year BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed its annual report on boardroom power, including…

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6 Strategies to Strengthen Boardroom Diversity to Advance African Americans

Advice from two of the most powerful African Americans in corporate America

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most astute corporate directors…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BP

BP Names Black Woman as CEO of its South African Division

Historic appointment makes her the first black female CEO at BPSA

Late last month, British Petroleum (BP) made Priscillah Mabelane the chief executive officer of BP…

By Selena Hill

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Starbucks

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer Tapped As New Starbucks COO

Starting in October, Brewer will lead the coffee company’s operating businesses across the Americas

Just months after joining the Starbucks board of directors, Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has been appointed…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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JPMorgan Chase Plunks Down $2 Million to Fight Racism after Charlottesville

JP Morgan Chase CEO has no issue taking a public stance against Trump's remarks

Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan, publicly and vociferously criticized President Trump’s reaction to the discord in…

By Samara Lynn

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 32: Black-Owned Investment Bank Smashes Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Finance Barrier

Finance whiz demonstrate black firms can produce superior performance on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, a 36-year-old Columbia University MBA and former bond trader for venerable financial…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Charlottesville

7 Leading Companies Combating Racism Post Charlottesville

Google, PayPal, and Spotify are taking a stance to combat white supremacy in wake of the deadly Charlottesville tragedy

Here’s a list of 7 prominent corporations that have joined the #Resistance movement to combat…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 33: BE 100s Define New Era for Black Business

Our series countdown on the greatest milestones in black business history continues

We share 45 milestone events that have had widespread impact on black economic development and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BE Corporate Executive of the Year and Merck CEO Quits Trump Council over Charlottesville

Frazier said he is taking a stand against "intolerance" and "extremism"

“As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility…

By Samara Lynn

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The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

Black Enterprise's countdown of the milestones of the largest black-owned businesses continues into the next couple of weeks

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental…

By Samara Lynn

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Finance Executive Has Big Plans For This Top Black-Owned Investment Bank

A recent hire to a BE 100s investment bank shares his plans for growth

The new president of corporate finance and capital markets of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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