CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Join us for the landmark 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State FarmMarch 2–4, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. This exciting, one-of-a-kind executive leadership summit is designed to train, equip and encourage women to become industry leaders, learn career strategies, and discover proven work–life balance techniques. Register Now!

  • William W. Alderman

    When I was growing up in rual South Eastern, NC,! There was an old saying. “behind every good man, is a good woman”. I grew up hearing that so VERY often.It was true. Ms. Graves, among so many other notable women in business and personal life, defined that erm to SUCh a degree. My mother, behind and long side my father. Ms. Graves leaves such a leagacy for your women to follow and emulate. Her lifes work will be with us for decades to come.

  • Lisa Rawlings

    My sincere condolences to the Graves family and to the Black Enterprise team.  What a wonderful example of wife, partner, mother and leader.  Thank you for sharing these memories with your community!

  • Elaine Jackson

    Mr. Graves – Please accept our condolences for the loss of your wife. 
    Elaine Jackson

  • in many ways she  was the inspirational and collective mother to many of us.  With her husband, Earl Graves Sr., they inspired, taught, and guided us to what was important to family, our communities and ourselves. Dignity, integrity and character defined her entire life and the Graves family. She will be missed, but forever in mind of what we should strive for in life as well as business.  Barbara Graves made a profound difference, we are so glad to have shared and benefited from her life among us.

  • natalie johnson

    To the entire Graves’ family and circle of friends, my condolences and prayers to each of you.  May you each find peace and comfort during this very difficult time so that the legacy of your matriarch will forever be etched.  Just remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

  • James webb

    Truly a wonderful relationship and partnership.

  • R. Mintz

    May this new peace build yet a stronger family unity of giving to a Legacy of education and service.  

    The National Business League
      aka:  ” The National Negro Business League founded by Booker T Washington in 1900″

  • Shawn

    I had the pleasure of being a part of the Black Enterprise Family for several years.  I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Graves.  I offer my condolences to the entire Graves family.

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