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Military Background Helps Black Veterans Run BE 100s Companies

There were 13,170 firms with paid employees owned by male or female black veterans in…

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Iconic Black-Owned Construction Firm, H.J. Russell & Co., Launching New S.P.A.C.E. Division

The BE 100 company generates over $200 million in revenue

An iconic BE 100s company, H.J. Russell & Co. is launching a new division that…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 28: Berry Gordy Sells Motown Records

The iconic record label is a pillar of music history

In 1988 Berry Gordy sells Motown Records, which created “The Sound That Changed America” and…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Cummings is running for president of Liberia

This Coca-Cola Executive May Be Liberia’s Next President

Alexander Benedict Cummings has an audacious plan to rebuild Liberia

“I think that we can tap into Silicon Valley to discover ways in which Liberia…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Tom Burrell Becomes First African American Inducted into One Club Creative Hall of Fame

Founded top black advertising agency that bears his name

Burrell was recognized by One Club for his creativity. He is one among five inductees…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Three Black Business and Civic Leaders Honored by Western Michigan University

The trio will have two residence halls on the campus named after them

Two residence halls and a conference center at Western Michigan University will be named after…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Hurricane Harvey

BE 100s CEO Steps Up to Assist Harvey Victims With $62 Million Fund

Funds will provide, food, childcare, healthcare, and more

Tony Chase, chairman and CEO of ChaseSource L.P. (No. 87 on the BE 100s with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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6 Strategies to Strengthen Boardroom Diversity to Advance African Americans

Advice from two of the most powerful African Americans in corporate America

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most astute corporate directors…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Career Advice from the Red Carpet at Black Girls Rock [Video]

Black Girls Rock was not only a hot event, there was plenty of wisdom shared

Black Girls Rock is a celebration that offers inspiration and hope to the next generation…

By Mia N. Hall

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B.E. 100s

Lessons from the BE 100s: The 2017 Auto Dealer of the Year

Jessie Armstead and his team win big by focusing on perseverance, teamwork, and customer service

While working on the Black Enterprise Auto Dealer of the Year story (in our May-June…

By Robin White Goode

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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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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Celebrate #BlackMusicMonth With the BE 100s 45th Anniversary Playlist

We're ending Black Music Month on a high note with 45 tracks produced by BE 100s record companies

We’re ending Black Music Month on a high note by honoring the 45th anniversary of…

By Jordan Willard

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Entrepreneurs Summit

The 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Daily Highlights: Day 3

Another day of life-changing business insight and inspiration

Day 3 of the Entrepreneurs Summit was filled with insightful panels, powerful presentations, meet-up sessions,…

By Selena Hill

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Bank Black

Why the Bank Black Movement Is Essential to Small Businesses

Black banks have historically been a staple in communities of color and continue to support entrepreneurs and those turned away by large banks

At the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit, a panel of bank owners and professionals discussed the #BankBlack…

By Selena Hill

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Kase Lawal

Kase Lawal is One of the Biggest Power Players in Houston’s Oil Industry

Lawal is chairman of the only energy company that is controlled by African Americans on the New York Stock Exchange

Nigerian-born Kase Lawal represents one of Houston’s greatest power sources. He serves as chairman of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Sherman Lewis III

How Sherman Lewis III Became the Largest Black-Owned Employer in Houston

Sherman Lewis III risked it all to open up a profitable business franchise

Sherman Lewis III says that he may be conservative by nature but he “bet the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Gerald B. Smith

BE 100s CEO Gerald B. Smith Talks Building Business in Houston

Houston is booming with successful black business leaders such as Gerald B. Smith

BE spoke exclusively with Gerald B. Smith, a native Houstonian who has become a major…

By Derek T. Dingle

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iONE Digital Acquires Madame Noire, Bossip.com and Hip Hop Wired Websites

The acquisition solidifies the company as one of the largest players in the African American media space

 
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In a move that solidifies iONE Digital as one of the largest…

By Lisa Fraser

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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