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Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father’s $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships

The 34-year-old acquiring skills to ‘take the wheel’ of the flagship BE 100s company

Within the next couple of years, Amber Woods, 34, will become the new leader at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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African American Billionaire Robert F. Smith Named Carnegie Hall’s New Chairman

The BE 100s CEO to assist with the prestigious concert stage’s outreach efforts

Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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These BE 100 companies are leading the charge with health and fitness initiatives that ensure higher productivity and employee satisfaction rates. According to a recent Gallup poll, 86% of employees weigh more than their normal weight. Employee sick days costs American businesses $160 billion in lost productivity, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.
When employees pay attention to improving their health, overall productivity increases and possibly sick days, too. We looked at several BE 100 companies who are doing just that. From Zumba to employee rewards, companies want more than someone showing up to work everyday. These companies want to increase the quality of their employee lives, too.

BE 100s ‘Most Innovative’ Workplace Wellness Programs

Employee sick days costs American businesses $160 billion in lost productivity, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families

These BE 100 companies are leading the charge with wellness initiatives that ensure higher productivity…

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Oprah Winfrey to Launch New Line of Food Products

Oprah's Kitchen is expected to offer everything from beverages to bacon

Network owner and entertainment media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking to expand her scope of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s CEO of Golden Krust Bakery & Grill to Appear on CBS Hit Series ‘UNDERCOVER BOSS’

Episode featuring Jamaican-born Lowell Hawthorne airs May 22 at 10 PM ET

Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Good Run and No Deprivation: A BE 100s CEO’s Recipe for Wellness

Monica Walker, CEO of Holland Capital Management, shares her story

Monica Walker, CEO of BE 100s company Holland Capital Management, talks the main ingredients for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Tips On Running Successful Family Businesses

Family businesses make up 90% of business enterprises in North America, yet only 12% make it to the third generation

Family businesses account for 62% of U.S. employment. Yet, only a third of these businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: Strategies from the C-Suite

All you need to know from the best and brightest female executives at the Women of Power Summit

This panel of the biggest, baddest, richest, female entrepreneurs in the nation will provide…

By Safon Floyd

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$29 Million-Dollar, Family-Owned Construction Firm Celebrates 30 Years of Business

ENVIRO AgScience went from mom-and-pop landscaper to top black firm

One of the nation’s largest black-owned companies, ENVIRO AgScience, Inc., is celebrating 30 years of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Taking Black Business to the Next Level

The evolution of black business has been driven by greater access to capital, expansion into broader markets, and participation in dominant and emerging industries.

The growth and evolution of black business has been, and must continue to be, driven…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE100s CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd featured on TODAY Show

The morning show introduced her as "the first African American woman with a billion-dollar business."

Bryant Howroyd’s Torrance, California-based company is No. 2 on the 2014 BE100s Industrial/Service Companies list…

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Jenell R. Ross Discusses Father Bob Ross’ Auto Legacy

Continuing the vision

“sLearn all you can about your industry. No one can take your knowledge away from…

By Brittany Dandy

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New York City-based All Star Code dropped by Tumblr headquarters to get in on the fun. The non-profit initiative offers young males a curriculum that includes workshops, ongoing mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as a six-week summer intensive program set to start in 2014. ASC founder Christina Lewis Halpern is determined to fill the technology career pipeline with qualified, young black men.

BE Smart: All Star Code Educates Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

The nonprofit helps diversify the tech space

Christina Lewis Halpern, 34, created All Star Code as a vehicle to diversify the tech…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

By Courtney Connley

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

By Courtney Connley

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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