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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of her…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Required Reading on Black Business History

Books by and about great black entrepreneurs underscore our legacy in business.

Each February, as we celebrate African American History Month, we recognize the achievements of black…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Motivational Keynote by Act-1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Act-1 Group Chairman & CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder of the largest female-owned company on…

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Essence of the Deal

What does time inc.'s takeover mean forthe popular black women's magazine?

For 35 years, Essence magazine has been a household name, projecting the image and voice…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Essence Of A Breakup

When Ed Lewis and Clarence Smith cut a deal with AOL Time Warner two years ago, they were offered the promise of fresh capital and new markets for the leading black women's magazine. Little did they know it would mean the split of a 32-year-old business partnership and a fight for the soul of an institution.

Scorched by the summer heat, hundreds of thousands of African Americans pour into New…

By Derek T. Dingle

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