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Pink Rubber Tires creators - the Pruitte Sisters - with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells…

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Basketmate Funderdome

Brother-and-Sister Entrepreneurs Create Unique Laundry Basket

Their invention means never having to struggle carrying laundry

Najma and Yusuf  Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate.…

By Brandon Andrews

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How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Creating pop-up retail for black-owned businesses

We (theBOM) are a collaborative platform, without the participating brands we would not exist. We…

By Kandia Johnson

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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black directors

Boardroom Power: Blacks on the Board of Directors

The African American directors of the S&P 500

The blacks who sit on the board of directors of the S&P 500 are being…

By Alisa Gumbs

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 32: Black-Owned Investment Bank Smashes Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Finance Barrier

Finance whiz demonstrate black firms can produce superior performance on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, a 36-year-old Columbia University MBA and former bond trader for venerable financial…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 33: BE 100s Define New Era for Black Business

Our series countdown on the greatest milestones in black business history continues

We share 45 milestone events that have had widespread impact on black economic development and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BE Corporate Executive of the Year and Merck CEO Quits Trump Council over Charlottesville

Frazier said he is taking a stand against "intolerance" and "extremism"

“As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility…

By Samara Lynn

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The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

Black Enterprise's countdown of the milestones of the largest black-owned businesses continues into the next couple of weeks

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental…

By Samara Lynn

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financial planning

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of myFinancialAnswers

Goldman Sachs alum pitches myFinancialAnswers—a new personal finance technology platform—at Shark Tank casting call in Philadelphia

For the eighth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for…

By Brandon Andrews

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 34: How R. Donahue Peebles’ Historic Real Estate Deal Became A $127 Million Payday

A boycott gave this African American an incredible business opportunity

Peebles makes history in 2002 when his BE 100s real estate firm completes development of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 36: Essence Sale Continues Debate Over Black Ownership

Sale of "The Voice for Today's Black Women" caused an uproar in the media world

Essence Communications Partners sells the remaining 51% of the company that publishes the leading black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How To

JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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