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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

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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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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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