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Thandika Mkandawire, chair of African Development, London School of Economics (Image: Africa-America Institute)

Africa-America Institute Honoring Business and Philanthropic Leaders in New York City

Executives and diplomats to convene during opening week of the UN General Assembly

During the opening week of the UN General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute will host its…

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President, Pharmacy, Health & Wellness 
Walgreen Co.
Board: Allstate Corp.

Pharmacy Chief Kermit Crawford Retiring from Walgreens

Thirty-one-year veteran may have been pressured to leave after "bungled" forecast

Walgreens pharmacy chief, Kermit Crawford, is retiring after “bungled” multibillion-dollar forecast.

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Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name a few. But even with those skills, even the most successful entrepreneurs have made their share of mistakes—and sometimes catastrophically. Robert Jordan, author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press $24.95) spoke with 45 successful entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Among those featured is Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, who sold the company for $2 billion, Raj Soin, who launched Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) before selling it to BAE Systems for $425 million, and others who have taken their companies public in billion-dollar transactions. To be included in the book, they had to launch, grow and sell a company for approximately $100 million or go public for at least $300 million and had to be self-made, according to Jordan. “So the range ended up so that at the low end, Viresh Bhatia sold InstallShield for about $78 million and the high end was Dane Miller, who took Biomet private for $12 billion.” But what mistakes did these multi-millionaires make along the way and what can be learned from them? Read on... —Alan Hughes

Top 15 Industries That Breed Millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires.

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Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

Shad Moss AKA Bow Wow, will play 19 year old hacker, Brody “Baby Face” Nelson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr.

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe also set to share success strategies

On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m., the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Life with Vision: TV Host Bevy Smith Drops Jewels on Archaic Networking & Building Real Relationships

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge speaker gave preview for what's in store

TV host Bevy Smith talked with BlackEnterprise.com as a featured guest for its Black Enterprise…

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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40-Year Legacy: Model-Mogul Beverly Johnson’s Biggest Boss Moves

A look at the model-mogul's landmark moments since Vogue

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s Vogue cover, we take a look…

By Courtney Connley

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

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10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

See whose boss moves earned them pioneer status

From Keke Palmer to Tamron Hall and Sasheer Zamata, we’ve compiled a list of black…

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Woman Fired From Job for Not Being “Black Enough” Wins Lawsuit

Biracial woman Rachel Brothers awarded $11,000 in lawsuit

Rachel Brothers, a biracial woman from Canada, has won a lawsuit against her old employer…

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Film Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Upon initial appointment, she made history as the academy's first black president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who made history as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

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Alonzo Mourning Leads 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

Joins former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, as one of the greats

Alonzo Mourning is elected to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Norman Hall: Creating a New Model of Profiting for the Music Industry (Part 2)

'What motivates me is being on the bleeding edge of opportunities that are nascent'

Norman Hall is bringing a new concept for musicians to make more money.

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San Antonio Hires Female Basketball Coach

Team makes history with the hire

WNBA player, Becky Hammon, was hired as an assistant coach for the world champion San…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

Actress making history as first black actress to portray character on Broadway

Keke Palmer will reportedly make history when she takes on the role of Cinderella on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Serial entrepreneur Lauren Maillian challenges aspiring business owners on the new Oxygen docu-series "Quit Your Day Job."

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

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From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

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