12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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On the first time black business leaders were invited to the White House   "The assemblage was historic: a gathering of men--and one woman--linked not by race but by success, not only by ideology or civil rights but by their proven ability to run businesses, employ people, meet payrolls. When one considers over 100 years ago their ancestors could own nothing--not even themselves; that 50 years ago their fathers could not borrow money from the local bank or be insured; that 15 years ago the very meeting they attended at the White House could not have been held, the significance of that moment at the White House brightens. Here were over 100 black executives who had started with little more than hope, now standing at the symbolic seat of power. It was a moment to remember, to savor."

On the first time black business leaders were invited to the White House …