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Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

42nd Annual B.E. 100s Report On Top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies and Ad Agencies

The 42nd Annual Black Enterprise 100s report on top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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RUSH COMMUNICATIONS: Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam (1984) and Rush Communications (1991) (pictured). Def Jam is responsible for launching the career of LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, and Rush Communications is the parent company for media, entertainment, apparel, financial and philanthropic companies.

Black Music Month: BE100s Companies That Made Their Mark with Music

14 legendary black-owned businesses that influenced the sound of Black Music

Check out the BE100s companies that found success in the business of music and radio.

By Sonja Mack

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20 Most Successful Black Companies to Watch in 2011

Meet the freshman class: Black companies that weathered the recession, grew their businesses and landed on the BE 100s list

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE welcomes new companies to its BE100s lists, which chronicle the most…

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Trading Places: Undercover Bosses

Five B.E. 100s CEOs who bravely stepped into their employees' shoes

Everyone has dreams of calling the shots. But a company CEO does more than tell…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The list of 40 "Titans: The Most Powerful African Americans in Business--and How They Shaped Our World", published in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise, recognizes and pays homage to the most important and impactful entrepreneurs and business leaders since Black Enterprise was founded 40 years ago. At the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, each of the 40 Titans were recognized with a stirring tribute, hosted by Pepsi, to their contributions and achievements. Pictured: Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., Barden Cos. CEO Don Barden and fellow Titan, Black Enterprise Founder and Chairman Earl Graves Sr. (All photos by Gerard Gaskins)

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Tribute to the Titans

The 40 "Most Powerful African Americans in Business" are recognized with a stirring tribute to their achievements

At the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, 40 “Titans: The Most Powerful…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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M.R. Beal Strikes Billion-Dollar Deal

Black-owned investment bank to underwrite major bond issuance for New York State Dormitory Authority

In a landmark deal, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announced…

By Alan Hughes

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CDFI Small Business Lending Program Finally a Go

With new terms, community banks are ready to start lending

The Treasury department announced last week that it will provide up to $1 billion in…

By Joyce Jones

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

By Alan Hughes

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Advertising Agency of the Year: Sweet Science

Though more than 1,700 miles from New York City’s Madison Avenue, the capital of the…

By Alan Hughes

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Financial Services Company of the Year: The Loan Rangers

It was the spring of 1998, and the three women had traveled to the state…

By John Simons

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Industrial/Service Company of the Year: The Many Colors of PRWT

Some people become entrepreneurs as a means to become their own boss or build…

By Alan Hughes

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Forged in Fire: BE 100s Overview

Downturns happen. The U.S. has experienced 32 in the last 150 years or so, according…

By Alan Hughes

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Auto Dealers Struggle to Hang on

Many face loss of dealerships as GM phases out brand

Black GM automotive dealers contend with the automaker shutting dealerships and discontinuing its Pontiac line.

By Alan Hughes

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Private-Equity Firms Seek to Expand Influence in Obama Era

With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S. a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Washington Must Help Save the Auto Industry

For close to a century, the automotive industry has been one of the engines…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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