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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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National Black MBA Conference: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Talks CEO Mindset & Business Success

Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares keys to CEO mindset and insights on…

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

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[RECAP] Randal Pinkett Talks CEO Strategy and Success via From the Corner Office Chat

During a BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat, BCT Partners CEO and “The Apprentice” alum Randal Pinkett spoke…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Building Business Muscles: 7 Steps to Maintain a Healthy Enterprise

Whether a “solopreneur” or a corporate exec, if you’re not taking time to “work out”…

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Boards: American Express Co., ExxonMobil Corp.

Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With BCT Partners’ Randal Pinkett

On Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Hosts Chats With Industry Leaders on the Green

“Conversations with Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.,” set for August 27 at 4:00 pm, with top…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr.

On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m., the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

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Black Directors: Be Prepared To Walk In Harm’s Way

Let me be blunt: You are a board director who happens to be black; you…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Multidimensional Actor Lamman Rucker

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman…

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Black Corporate Directors Must Do More Than Occupy a Seat

When I was invited to serve on the board of AutoZone, the nation’s leading auto…

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

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[EXCLUSIVE] U.S.-Africa Summit: How African-American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 1)

U.S.-Africa Summit Exclusive: What African Americans need to know to invest and conduct business in…

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Rappers Riff Raff & Krayzie Bone Partner With Candyman Vending Company

CEO Andre Bramwell has tapped into hip-hop industry to promote his Candyman Vending company.

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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James Francis, Council of Urban Professionals board chair, addressed attendees.

Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

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