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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

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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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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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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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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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2017 BE Modern Men

2017 BE Modern Men: Our Annual 100 Men of Distinction

Every year Black Enterprise recognizes 100 men of color who are doing extraordinary things in their community

Every year Black Enterprise recognizes 100 Men of Distinction doing extraordinary things in their community.…

By Alisa Gumbs

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The 16 Best Black-Hosted, Smart, and Funny Podcasts of 2017

You're doing your ears (and your intelligence) a disservice if you don't tune in

Many of the current black-hosted podcasts offer valuable insight on everything from personal finance, pop…

By Lisa Fraser

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Ash Cash

Wealth Coach Ash Cash Says the Law of Attraction Is Just a Piece of the Puzzle to Success [Video]

It takes more than just positive thinking to create a life of abundance

Wealth coach and financial literacy guru Ash Cash shared some of the principles from his…

By Selena Hill

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music

Educator Offers Free College Courses on the Business of Music

Meet John P. Kellogg, a leading attorney and Berklee College of Music professor, who is teaching two free online courses on the music business

With more people eager to launch a career in a fast-changing industry, one prominent attorney…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Dr Adair

Best-selling Author and Motivational Speaker Dr. Adair on ’21 Ways to Get Over It’

Helping to empower women and teens to pursue their passion and persevere in their purpose

BE sat down with bestselling author, speaker, and “empowerologist” Dr. Adair to discuss her…

By Chanel Martin

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Porschia Nkansa Picture Black Enterprise

This Millennial CPA Gave up Her Corporate Benefits to Pursue Her Dream of Earning a Ph.D.

Porschia Nkansa discusses what it takes to earn a Ph.D.

Meet Porschia Nkansa: a number-crunching sorority girl whose résumé of accomplishments would light up any…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative’s Global Advisory Board Talks Leadership and Empowering Women

These leading ladies share empowering tips on how to achieve success through leadership

I spoke to the members of my Women’s Global Leadership Initiative—Global Advisory Board about all…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Ericka Dunlap

How This Former Miss America Winner Changed Diversity and Inclusion

Ericka Dunlap first made history when she won Miss Florida 2003, followed by being crowned Miss America 2004. Now the CEO of her own diversity consulting firm, Dunlap discusses her pageant days, and shares her thoughts on the current state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Ericka Dunlap to learn more about her experience as Miss America…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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Lulu Orange Tyson

Florida’s Lulu Orange Tyson Captures the Mrs. Corporate America Crown

Five facts about 2017's Mrs. Corporate America, Lulu Orange Tyson

Lulu Orange Tyson isn’t just in it for the crown, sash, and glamorous prizes. Here…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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Prentice Penny

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Opens Up About his New truTV Series

After working behind the scenes on 'Insecure,' 'Girlfriends,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Prentice Penny will step onto the small screen

Writer and producer Prentice Penny stars in the new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny,…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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USA Swimming Foundation

Dr. Cecil Gordon on Becoming the First Black Director of the USA Swimming Foundation

Dr. Gordon wants to play a role in increasing diversity in the swimming world

Dr. Cecil Gordon talks to BE about making history as the first African American member…

By Lisa Fraser

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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