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Committee Weighs Options to Improve Access to Capital

Small businesses seek more lending choices in tight market

A Congressional panel convened a hearing last week to explore ideas about how to improve…

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Obama on the Record: China-U.S. Relations

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good morning. It is a great honor to…

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Weekly Address: Health Insurance Reform

I recently heard from a small business owner from New Jersey who wrote that he…

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Obama on the Record: Healthcare Reform Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank, please, everybody…

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Obama Takes Case for Healthcare Reform to the Airwaves

CBC lawmakers want to do it right, not do it fast

President Barack Obama held his fourth primetime press conference to make the case to the…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on Healthcare Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Please be seated. Before I take your questions,…

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Obama, Iraq’s Maliki Discuss Peace in the Region

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. I am very pleased to welcome Prime Minister…

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Obama Addresses Range of Issues Facing Black America

Black Enterprise takes part in exclusive news conference on Air Force One

President Barack Obama fielded questions from black journalists regarding his administration’s plans to tackle pressing…

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Obama on the Record: NAACP Centennial Convention

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. What an extraordinary night, capping off an extraordinary…

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On Air Force One with President Obama

This is bigger than once in a lifetime. It's first in forever.

The pinnacle for a journalist with a passion for politics is to cover the White…

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Small Business Owners Speak Out on Healthcare Reform

Entrepreneurs want lower costs, better benefits

As every small business owner worth their bottom line has long known, the ability to…

By Joyce Jones

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A New Century, a New NAACP?

Jealous seeks to build a movement for people of all colors

Benjamin Todd Jealous Gov. David A. Paterson opened the first plenary ceremony of the NAACP’s…

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Obama on the Record: Russia’s Economy

Good morning. It is an honor for me to join you at the New Economic…

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Joint Statement by President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev on Nuclear Cooperation

The United States of America and the Russian Federation confirm their commitment to strengthening their…

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Darryl Strawberry Opens Up

Baseball legend discusses overcoming depression

Last week I had the opportunity to attend 1050 ESPN Radio’s “Lunch with a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Bernard Madoff’s Sentencing Ends Period of Secrecy

Welcome to the era of sunlight

After hearing that Bernard Madoff received one of the highest-ever prison sentences for a white-collar…

By John Simons

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Historic Energy Legislation Survives Narrow House Vote

Cornerstone bill would cut greenhouse gases, carbon emissions

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic energy bill Friday night during a nail-biting…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC’s Towns Leads Tense Questioning of Bernanke

House investigation may impact Obamas financial reforms

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke spent an extremely tense session Thursday before the House…

By Joyce Jones

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Activists Rally for a Public Health Insurance Option

Reform measures face harsh criticism from conservatives

Thousands from across the nation representing labor unions, community organizations, healthcare professions, churches, and other…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Pushes for Health and Energy Reform

President Barack Obama discusses the uprising in Iran during his opening remarks at a White…

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Obama Promotes the Importance of Fatherhood

President Barack Obama delivered a poignant and candid speech on the importance of fatherhood and…

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Obama Launches Conversation on Importance of Fatherhood, Personal Responsibility

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama kicked off a national conversation on fatherhood and personal responsibility…

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Background on Fatherhood Town Hall and List of Expected Attendees

Michael Strautmanis, Chief of Staff of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental…

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Obama on the Record: Juneteenth

On this day in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation…

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Father’s Day Proclamation

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
The journey of fatherhood provides…

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

U.S. trade official seeks to open new markets for U.S. business

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Pipeline Crisis for Black Boys and Early Education

Organization hopes to show that teaming up with private industry is in the public good

Charles J. Ogletree and Deborah C. Wright talk before the Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies luncheon.Early childhood…

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Obama Unveils Historic Financial Regulatory Reforms

Plan seeks to protect investors, consumers but faces opposition

President Barack Obama revealed Wednesday a series of initiatives that he described as “the most…

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Guests at the Regulatory Reform Meeting

Expected attendees at the President’s remarks on regulatory reform in the East Room today:
Members of…

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Obama on the Record: Financial Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.
Since taking office, my administration has mounted what I…

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A Plan for Black America in the 21st Century

100 Black Men pushes empowerment through achievement, education, and community development

Over the past few days, the venue for dialogue and action focused on black America’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Weekly Address: More on Healthcare Reform

Last week, I spoke to you about my commitment to work with Congress to pass…

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100 Black Men Press Education Secretary for More HBCU Funding

Attendees at annual meeting express concern for the state of black colleges

Education was front and center at the 100 Black Men of America Inc.’s annual conference…

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Healthcare Town Hall

President Barack Obama addresses a Wisconsin audience on his plans for healthcare reform. (Source: White…

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Obama on the Record: ‘Pay As You Go’

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you all for joining us here in the…

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White House Accelerates Stimulus Pace

Roadmap to Recovery to create or save 600,000 jobs

Faced with mounting unemployment figures and criticisms that the administration’s economic stimulus plan is moving…

By Joyce Jones

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Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings to Begin July 13

Conservative opponents say nominee racially biased

Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice…

By Joyce Jones

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Key White House Recovery Projects

Monday, Vice President Joe Biden said the “Roadmap to Recovery” initiative is an ambitious effort…

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Obama, Biden Announce Roadmap to Recovery

Kick Off Summer of Accelerated Recovery Act Activity, Set Key Targets for Second 100 Days
Washington,…

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Weekly Address: Healthcare Reform

Over the past few days, I’ve been traveling through the Middle East and Europe working…

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Obama on the Record: Anniversary of D-Day

President Barack Obama (L-R), Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canada's Prime Minister…

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Winning Advice From Michael Jordan

Former NBA great stresses teamwork at Wal-Mart annual shareholders meeting

The Wal-Mart Annual Shareholders Meeting is part business meeting, part awards show and part People’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Minority Businesses Eager for Stimulus Contracts

But some companies are left out of bidding process

Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that in the 100-plus days since the administration’s…

By Joyce Jones

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News Roundup

Esteemed historian dies; UC San Diego honors alumnus

News Roundup

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Obama on the Record: Cybersecurity

THE PRESIDENT: Everybody, please be seated. We meet today at a transformational moment…

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Obama on the Record: Sotomayor Nomination

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Well, I’m excited, too. (Laughter.)
Of the many responsibilities…

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Background on Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Family members of Judge Sotomayor in attendance at today’s East Room announcement:
Celina Sotomayor (mother)
Omar Lopez…

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Obama Names Sotomayor to Supreme Court

New Yorker would be first Hispanic on High Court

President Barack Obama named federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Weekly Address: Memorial Day Message

This Memorial Day weekend, Americans will gather on lawns and porches, fire up the grill,…

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Fact Sheet: Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights

President Obama signs Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signs…

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Obama on the Record: Credit Card Accountability

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please, have a seat — I’m sorry. It is…

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Obama on the Record: National Security; Closing Guantanamo

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you all for…

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Obama Congratulates SBA Award Winners

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Good afternoon, everybody.
AUDIENCE: Good afternoon.
THE…

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Recession Special: Pfizer Offers Free Drugs

Company giving unemployed customers a break

It looks like mega pharmaceutical companies are jumping aboard the “recession insurance” bandwagon. A few…

By Renita Burns

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Obama on the Record: Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama gestures at auto industry leaders and government officials during the announcement of…

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Weekly Address: Clean Energy and Healthcare Reform

Good morning. Over the past few months, as we have put in place a…

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Piedmont to Manage Piece of TARP Pie

Historic deal a sign of confidence for firm

In what could be a landmark deal for Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC (No. 10 on…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Smith Graham to Increase Assets to Nearly $6 Billion in Acquisition Deal

Companys revenues set to triple, even in dismal market

Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors L.P. (No. 8 on the BE Asset Managers list…

By Alan Hughes

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World Wide Technology Settles Discrimination Suit

Top B.E. 100s company may face more cases in future

When Earnest Ryals filed a $3.5 million racial discrimination lawsuit against his former employer back…

By Cliff Hocker

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PRWT Services to Go Public

Pharmaceutical manufacturer to retain minority ownership

PRWT Services Inc. (No. 57 on the B.E. Industrial/Service 100 list with $76 million in…

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100. Worldwide Information Network Systems Inc.

Founded by Ulysese Jefferson in 2001, Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS) is the sixth largest…

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Community Banks Seek Congress Support at Summit

Proposal to downsize large banks top discussion

This week nearly 700 local bank administrators and owners are gathering on Capitol Hill this…

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Obama Signs Law for Civil Rights Project

Historic period to be documented via video, audio

President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday a bill that requires the Library of Congress…

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99. Blackwell Consulting Services

Founded by Robert Blackwell Sr. in 1992, Blackwell Consulting Services is the eighth largest black-owned…

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98. InScope Solutions Inc.

InScope Solutions Inc. began as Divya in 1997. Shortly after its creation, the company was…

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97. CDO Technologies

Alphonso Wofford founded CDO Technologies in 1995 with just one employee. Today, CDO Technologies is…

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96. Omar Inc.

Founded by Willie Wilson in 1997, Omar Inc. is the seventh largest black-owned company in…

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95. PDME Inc.

Founded in 1994, by P.D. Morrison, PDME is the seventh largest black-owned company in Texas.…

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94. B & S Electric Supply Co. Inc.

Founded in 1977, B&S Electric Co. is the eighth largest African American-owned company in Georgia. …

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93. Systems Electro Coating

Systems Electro Coating (SEC) was formed in 2001 as a joint venture between Systems Consultants…

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92. The Client Base Funding Group Inc.

The Client Base Funding Group Inc. is parent company of Americus Credit Group and U.S.…

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91. Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd.

Founded by Roland Parrish in 1989, Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. is the second largest minority-owned…

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90. Jackmont Hospitality Inc.

Founded by Daniel Halpern, Brooke Jackson Edmond, and the late Maynard Jackson in 1994, Jackmont…

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89. Sanderson Industries Inc.

Rory Sanderson founded Sanderson Industries Inc. in 1965 as a manufacturer of speakers for the…

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88. MPS Group Inc.

Founded by Charlie J. Williams in 1995, MPS Group Inc. is the thirteenth largest minority-owned…

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87. Systems Application Technology Inc.

Founded by Timothy J. Adams in 1989, Systems Application Technology Inc. is the fifth largest…

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86. Capstone Corp.

Founded by William J. Moore III in 1986, Capstone Corp. is the ninth largest black-owned…

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84. H.L.W. Fast Track Inc.

Founded by Herb Washington in 1980, H.L.W. Fast Track Inc. is the nation’s largest African…

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84. Bronner Brothers Inc.

Founded by brothers Nathaniel and Arthur Bronners in 1947, Bronner Brothers Inc. is the nation’s…

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83. Earl G. Graves Ltd.

Since 1970, Earl G. Graves Ltd. has provided essential business information and advice to professionals,…

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82. Urban Settlement Service L.L.C.

Founded by Charles S. Sanders in 1998, Urban Settlement Service L.L.C. is the second largest…

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81. Unibar Maintenance Services Inc.

Founded in 1985, Unibar Maintenance Services Inc. is one of the nation’s leading black-owned utility…

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80. ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc.

Founded by former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton  in 1971, Inner City Broadcast Holdings Inc.…

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79. The Peebles Corp.

Founded by R. Donahue Peebles in 1987, The Peebles Corp. is one of the nation’s…

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77. SoBran Inc.

In 1987, Amos Otis founded SoBran Inc., a technical and professional services company, with nothing…

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77. G & C Equipment Corp.

Founded by California State Commissioner Gene Hale  in 1981, G&C Equipment Corp. is the nation’s…

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76. C. D. Moody Construction Co.

Founded by C. David Moody Jr. in 1988, C.D. Moody Construction Co. is the fourth…

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75. SENTEL

Climbing 15 places on the BE Industrial/Service list, SENTEL is the eighth largest black-owned company…

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74. Facility Interiors Inc.

Moving up seven places on the BE Industrial/Service list, Facility Interiors is the fifth largest…

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73. Jenkins Construction Inc.

Making its debut on the BE Industrial/Service list, Jenkins Construction Inc. is the second largest…

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72. The Neighborhood Development Co.

The Neighborhood Development Co. is the second largest minority-owned real estate development firm in the…

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71. FSH Communications L.L.C.

Founded by Donald Goens in 2004, FSH Communications L.L.C. is the largest minority-owned telecommunications company…

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70. CMI Management Inc.

Climbing 10 places on the BE Industrial/Service list, CMI Management Inc. is the seventh largest…

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69. New Horizons Baking Co.

Founded in 1995, New Horizons Baking Co. is the largest food manufacturer and distributor in…

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68. C. H. James Restaurant Holdings L.L.C.

C.H. James Restaurant Holdings L.L.C. is the fifth largest black-owned company in Illinois. C.H. James…

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67. James Group International

Climbing eleven places on the BE Industrial/Service list, James Group International is one of the…

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66. Ozanne Construction Co. Inc.

Ozanne Construction Co. Inc., founded by Dominic Ozanne in 1956, is the second largest construction…

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65. Powers & Sons Construction Co. Inc.

Founded by Mamon Powers in 1967, Powers & Sons Construction Co. Inc. is the largest…

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63. NDR Energy Group L.L.C.

NDR Energy Group L.L.C. is the nation’s third largest black-owned energy management and services companies;…

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63. Beauchamp Distributing Co.

Founded by Patrick Beauchamp in 1973, Beauchamp Distributing Co. is one the nation’s pioneering alcoholic…

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62. TV One

TV One is a portfolio company of Radio One Inc. – the largest radio broadcaster…

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61. Advanced Systems Development Inc. (ASD)

Advanced Systems Development Inc. (ASD) provides information technology (IT) solutions for government agencies across the…

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60. Tec-Masters Inc.

Founded by Marvin Carroll in 1988, Tec-Masters Inc. provides domestic and international technical support for…

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59. Roberts Brothers Properties L.L.C.

Founded by brothers Michael and Steven Roberts in 1979, the Roberts Properties L.L.C is a…

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57. Miles-McClellan Construction Co. Inc.

Moving up 17 places on the BE Industrial/Service 100 list, Miles-McClellan Construction Co. Inc. is…

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57. Carter Brothers

Founded by brothers and business partners John Carter and Cris Carter in 2001, Carter Brothers…

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56. Raven Transport Co. Inc.

Founded by W. Randolph Lee in 1985, Raven Transport Co. Inc. is one of the…

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55. Datrose

Datrose, climbing 27 places on the BE Industrial/Service 100 list, is one of the leading…

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54. Communication Technologies Inc. (COMTek)

Communication Technologies Inc. (COMTek) CEO Joseph Fergus left a thriving career at AT&T Bell Laboratories…

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52. V and J Holding Cos. Inc.

Brother and sister business partners Valerie Daniels-Carter and John Daniels founded V and J Holding…

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52. Sayers 40 Inc.

Sayers 40 Inc. is the largest minority- and woman-owned information technology (IT) services firm. The…

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51. Roberts Hotels Group L.L.C.

Founded by brothers Michael and Steven Roberts in 2003, the Roberts Hotels Group L.L.C. is…

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50. Millennium Steel of Texas L.P.

Millennium Steel Services of Texas L.P. is the sister company of Millennium Steel Service L.L.C.
Founded…

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48. PrimeSource FSE

PrimeSource FSE was originally launched in 1986 as PepsiCo Food Systems – a division of…

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48. Thor Construction Inc.

Thor Construction Inc. is one of the world’s leading black-owned commercial real estate development companies.…

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47. OMNIPLEX World Services Corp.

Founded by Julien Patterson in 1990, OMNIPLEX World Services Corp. is one of the fastest-growing…

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46. Hightowers Petroleum Co.

Hightowers Petroleum Co. is the second largest minority fuel supplier in the country and the…

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45. Brooks Food Group

Brooks Food Group is one of the nation’s leading food service companies owned and operated…

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44. Goods Movement Inc.

Goods Movement Inc. (GMI) was formed in 2006 after the merger of Total Transportation Services…

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43. Health Resources Inc.

Health Resources Inc. is the largest African American-owned pharmaceutical services company in the state of…

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42. New Technology Steel L.L.C.

New Technology Steel L.L.C., operational until January 2009, was the largest minority- and woman-owned steel…

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41. Sun State International Trucks L.L.C.

Sun State International Trucks L.L.C. is the largest African American-owned franchise of the West Central…

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40. Bobcats Basketball Holdings L.L.C.

BET Founder Robert L. Johnson is majority owner of the Bobcats Basketball Holdings L.L.C.–the parent…

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39. MIG-Visteon Automotive Systems L.L.C.

MIG-Visteon Automotive Systems L.L.C. is a joint venture established between Manufacturers Industrial Group L.L.C. (No.…

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38. Calhoun Enterprises

Calhoun Enterprises consists of seven family-owned subsidiaries providing diverse services from food and beverage distribution…

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37. MPS Trading L.L.C.

MPS Trading L.L.C. is the second largest minority-owned scrap metal processing and management company in…

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36. Trillion Communications Corp.

Trillion Communications Corp. is the largest black-owned high-end telecommunications equipment distributor and installer. Founded in…

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35. Warrior Group Inc.

The Warrior Group Inc. is the nation’s largest minority- and woman-owned commercial construction company. In…

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34. American Product Distributors Inc.

With revenues topping more than $125 million in 2008, American Product Distributors Inc. is North…

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33. The Bing Group

The Bing Group, lead by former NBA star Dave Bing, is one of Michigan’s largest…

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32. Manufacturers Industrial Group L.L.C.

BE 100s CEO Andre Gist operates two of the nation’s largest black-owned companies: Manufacturers Industrial…

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31. Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH)

Previously ranked No. 41 on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list, UNITECH moved up 13 places…

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28. Integrated Packaging Corp.

Integrated Packaging Corp. is New Jersey’s largest black-owned and operated company. The New Brunswick, New…

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29. Millennium Steel Service L.L.C.

Millennium Steel Service L.L.C. and Millennium Steel of Texas (No. 50 on the 2009 BE…

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30. Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.

Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. is Illinois’ largest minority-owned food service supplier. The company was created…

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27. Harris & Ford L.L.C.

BE Industrial/Service Companies sophomore company Harris & Ford L.L.C moved up 12 places from No.…

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26. The Specialized Packaging Group Inc.

Founded 23 years ago, The Specialized Packaging Group Inc. is an innovative leader in the…

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25. PRWT Services Inc.

Last year was a stellar one for PRWT Service Inc. who moved up 32 places…

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24. The Gourmet Cos.

For more than 30 years, The Gourmet Cos. has been a food-service industry leader. The…

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23. SET Enterprises Inc.

In 1989, BE 100s CEO Sid Taylor ended his corporate career at auto giant General…

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22. 1 Source Consulting Inc.

Revenue growth leader 1 Source Consulting Inc has demonstrated a 164.53% compound annual growth rate…

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21. Mays Chemical Co. Inc.

Mays Chemical Co. Inc. is Indiana’s largest black-owned business. Since its inception in 1980, the…

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20. Fair Oaks Farms L.L.C.

Making its debut at No. 20 on the 2009 BE Industrial/Service Companies list is Fair…

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19. The Bartech Group

For the second consecutive year, The Bartech Group has taken the No. 19 spot on…

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18. Global Automotive Alliance L.L.C.

With revenues of $261.2 million in 2008, Global Automotive L.L.C. is the third largest minority-owned…

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17. Thompson Hospitality

When Warren Thompson founded Thompson Hospitality L.L.C. in 1992, he had just acquired 31 Bob’s…

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16. Converge

With more than $300 million in revenues in 2008, Converge is the largest minority-owned electronics…

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15. Johnson Publishing Co.

In 1942, pioneering publisher John H. Johnson and the NEGRO DIGEST founded Johnson Publishing Co.…

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