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African American Director Brings Thurgood Marshall Biopic to the Silver Screen

If you have to see one motion picture this weekend as well as place on…

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Highlights From The Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit

Two days of innovation and inspiration at TechConneXt 3.0

“We continue to raise the bar since our inaugural event three years ago.” The first…

By Samara Lynn

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These Entrepreneurs Turned the Impossible Into ‘I’m Possible’

Their stories can inspire you to finally get that small business dream of yours started

These three entrepreneurs share their stories of how they each overcame “their impossible,” to become…

By Samara Lynn

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Fortune Editors on Why Only One Black Woman Made the Most Powerful Women List

Noticed that Fortune named just one black woman on their "Most Powerful Women" list? So did we.

There’s absence of black businesswomen named the “Fortune” “Most Powerful Women” list this year is…

By Selena Hill

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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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Black Men

The Black Men XCEL Summit Ultimate Recap: All The Highlights!

All of the happenings over at the Black Enterprise Black Men XCEL Summit

The Black Men XCEL Summit has officially kicked off! Here is where you can get…

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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America Is Better Than This

Our refusal to compromise may pose the biggest threat to the American experiment since the Civil War.

America is better than this. As long as we insist on choosing sides we will…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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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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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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What I Learned about Business from the CEO of the World’s Largest Black-Owned Company

Christina Lewis Halpern of All Star Code uses what her dad taught her to prepare the next generation of leading men of color

Between growing up in segregated Baltimore, playing in segregated Little League, and being a waiter…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Men XCEL: Changing the Narrative of Men of Color

It’s not enough to say that black men must do better...we have an obligation to show the way

The objective of Black Men XCEL is nothing less than to challenge and change the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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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


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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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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