Tag Archives: BE 100s

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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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Wall Street Project Economic Summit: Black Firms Continue Fight To Manage Billions in Corporate Funds

Rev. Jesse Jackson asserts 'African Americans are now at the next stage of emancipation'

It made perfect sense for BLACK ENTERPRISE to team up with Rainbow Push for this…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

By Cristie Leondis

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Paying Tribute to Atlanta’s Master Builder, Herman J. Russell

Russell forged a legacy as a master businessman and mentor who inspired several generations of leaders in business, politics, and beyond

In Nov. 15, America lost a great man and one of the most iconic black…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black Enterprise 100s Business Icon Herman J. Russell Has Died

Business legend built the nation's largest black-owned real-estate and construction firm, and much of the Atlanta skyline

Herman J. Russell, who built the nation’s largest black-owned construction and real estate firm, died…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Industrial Bank Marks 80th Anniversary With Small Business Grant

Nation's 6th largest, black-owned financial institution to award $80,000

Industrial Bank announced its Small Business Grant initiative in an effort to continue to provide…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Hosts 2014 Global Automotive Summit

Event celebrate 15 years of advocating for diversity in the industry

Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push hosts 15th annual Global Automotive Summit in Detroit.

By Raqiyah Mays

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Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal to Retire in March 2015

CFO Kevin Clark will take the helm

According to reports, Delphi Automotive Plc announced CEO Rodney O’Neal will retire from his post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

African-American business leaders across the nation

What makes the departure of Clarence Otis as CEO of Darden Restaurants so significant is…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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