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Monta and Eric Baskerville (Photo by Tyrone Turner)

4 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Eric and Monta Baskerville knew the house they bought in 2009 was a good find,…

By Tory Parrish

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Have you ever searched Google, stood in line to purchase the latest iPhone, bought products on Amazon.com or bought plane tickets through Priceline.com? Have you shopped at the Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy or made purchases at CVS using your Visa or MasterCard? Do you plan to watch the Sunday football game on Fox Sports? Well, none of these companies value your consumer dollars enough to have African Americans sit on their board of directors.
The browning of America hasn’t extended into the boardrooms of some of America’s largest publicly traded corporations—a number that benefit from black consumers to gain market share. 


In our research to create the black enterprise Registry of Corporate Directors, our listing of black board members from the 250 largest companies on the S&P 500, we discovered that 75 companies—30% —currently do not have any blacks on their boards including quite a few household names. We did not include Dell, which included former Congressman and UNCF President and CEO William H. Gray as a board member until his death in early July. And at presstime, Sprint Nextel and Softbank were in the process of completing merger talks.


As we developed the following list, our editors reached out to the executive offices or investor relations departments of every company with a series of e-mails and phone calls to gain explanations for the absence of black representation as well as the lack of recruitment effort. We found that 58 of these companies, however, failed to provide us with any response.


*We incorrectly identified Edison International as one of our “75 Companies Without Black Board Members.”  In fact, Peter J. Taylor, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of California (UC) system, is an African American and has served on the board of directors of Edison International since December 2011.

75 Companies Without Black Board Members

Here is our list of major public corporations that do not have any black board members

When will diversity settle in?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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The Value of a Black Life

To paraphrase Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert B. Taney in the landmark Dred Scott decision…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Turnaround Kings: BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns

By applying its proprietary operating principles (the details of which were not fully disclosed), Vista…

By Alan Hughes

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Walton (L) and Isaacson bring the magic to their agency's campaigns.

The Magicians of Madison Avenue: BE Ad Agency of the Year

Walton Isaacson combines analysis and creative wizardry to fuel company growth

According to Walton, it takes a particular mindset to succeed at the firm. “I would…

By Alan Hughes

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

The Curtain Never Falls on Bob Johnson (A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award)

There’s always another groundbreaking act for this billionaire entrepreneur

No, I have no desire to eclipse BET as the brand under which I fly.…

By Caroline Clarke

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Nelson Mandela's daughter and granddaughter

Spirit of South Africa

A political leader’s daughter and granddaughter toast to new opportunities in the wine industry

To South Africans, Nelson Mandela’s clan name, Madiba, identifies him in terms of his history…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pipeline to Power: BE’s Industrial/Service Company of the Year

By fueling sales with integrity, teamwork, and healthy competition, Hightowers Petroleum has doubled its earnings over the past five years

“Bad times are great times for small, innovative, and emergent businesses to take advantage of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Diving Deep

After losing her job, a medical professional finds satisfaction in her passion

Davis, who had enjoyed recreational swimming with her family since she was a child, learned…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Winners ot the black enterprise small business awards

Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

B.E.’s 2013 small business award nominees know what it takes to develop a vision into a scalable enterprise

Every business venture starts with a vision. But it takes the right plan and momentum…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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High Velocity: Black Enterprise’s African American Auto Dealer of the Year

Quality of service and dealer-owner operations helped March Hodge weather the storm and speed past the competition

Game changers: March (L) and Hodge combined their dealerships to help grow a top auto…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s: Accelerate Your Business

41st Annual Report On Black Business

Get ready to take your company through a business environment that promises to be even…

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A Great Place for Marketing

Samplesaint’s geo-fencing service gets customers in a shopping frame of mind no matter where they are

Essentially, consumers can receive push notifications from a brand when they physically enter geographic locations…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Teaching Financial Literacy

Here’s a quick guideline for teaching your child about money management.

By Leslie E. Royal

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Keep Track of Rewards Points

With this tool, you can manage points, miles, family memberships, and loyalty programs in…

By Leslie E. Royal

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What It Takes to Accelerate Your Business

I want to share with both newly minted entrepreneurs and established business owners that you…

By Earl Graves, Jr.

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Magic’s Touch

Lessons from the entrepreneurial journey of this former NBA star

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has scored big by creating a business fiefdom that serves urban America.…

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A Good Job Is Just the Beginning

With a combined six-figure income, Christopher and Genevie Jones seek advice for long-term success

“Christopher and Genevie aren’t the stereotypical young couple who buys first and asks questions later,”…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Ensuring a Legacy of Wealth

David Harris learned firsthand how to avoid a common mistake that can derail estate planning

When Harris’ stepmother died, his father could not find information about prepaid burial arrangements, nor…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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NOOK Simple Touch, $79

For the Reading Mom: The NOOK touts having the longest battery life, offering 2 months worth of energy based on half an hour of daily use. The non-glare factor makes it easy to move from indoors to outdoors. The adjustable font and text size makes it simple for Mom to read whichever way is most comfortable for her. Ultra light is an understatement. The NOOK weighs in at less than 7.5 ounces. With access to over 2.5 million book titles and free newspapers, as well as the ability to borrow library e-books, she'll never run out of reading material.

10 Mobile Gadgets for Business

Gifts for those on the go

Being ultra-mobile gets easier each year as laptops and tablets get thinner and lighter yet…

By K. T. Bradford

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How To

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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