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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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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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From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

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From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

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BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

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BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

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Jeff Friday is Bringing Hollywood to Independent Filmmaking

American Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday talks about the future of ABFF and independent…

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Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

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Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

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Where to Eat, Go and Party in the One Happy Island of Aruba

This island will make you want to never go back home

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

According to report, women are better corporate leaders due to their ability to make fair…

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GALLERIES
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.

(Images: FACE Africa/CaliYork Photography/Solwazi Afi Olusola)

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.


(The artists are seen with the Mackey sisters and actor Kalil Kain, far right)

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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NAVIGATION