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The Business Trailblazers and Titans of Black America

The 40 most powerful African Americans in business-and how they shaped our world

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Black Enterprise Titan, Casino Mogul Don Barden Dies

Visionary cable TV, casino industry entrepreneur succumbs to lung cancer at 67

Don Barden, a visionary entrepreneur who built successful businesses in the cable television and gaming…

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UBR Morning Post: Learn From Billionaire Bob Johnson

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Earl G. Graves Sr. – The Green Beret   Before his involvement in politics and founding BLACK ENTERPRISE, Earl G. Graves served as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, the Green Berets, in the United States Army. Graves is also an ROTC graduate, having attended Airborne and Ranger School.

Military to Mainstream: From Veteran to Business Leader

Entrepreneurs who went from the trenches to the boardroom

They may have spent years on the front lines but that’s not where their hard…

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UBR Morning Post: Susan Taylor On The Business of Mentoring

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UBR Morning Post: Reinvention Strategist Marshawn Evans

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UBR Morning Post: Ad Industry Titan Don Coleman

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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…

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No. 1: John H. Johnson, The Legend

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No. 2: Robert L. Johnson, The Power Player

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No. 3: Reginald F. Lewis, The Global Dealmaker

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No. 4: Kenneth Chenault, The Consummate leader

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No. 5: Earl G. Graves Sr., The Champion Of Black Business

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No. 6: Oprah Winfrey, The Media Powerhouse

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No. 7: Richard Parsons, The Chief Strategist

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No. 8: Michael Lee-Chin, The Billionaire Investor

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UBR Morning Post: Black Enterprise Titan Bill Mays

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No. 9: Russell Simmons, The Man Who Took Hip-Hop Mainstream

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No. 10: Percy Sutton, The Godfather Of Black Radio

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No. 11: Herman Russell, The Master Builder

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No. 12: Thomas Burrell, The Dean Of Black Advertising

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No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

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No. 14: Ursula Burns, The Corporate Innovator

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No. 15: Arthur G. Gaston Sr., The Trailblazer

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No. 16: Berry Gordy, The Music Mogul

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No. 17: George Johnson, The King Of Black Haircare

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No. 18: John Rogers, The Investment Icon

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No. 19: Dave Bing, The Man Of Steel

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No. 20: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Business All-Star

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No. 21: Don Barden, The Visionary

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No. 22: Byron Lewis, The Image Maker

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No. 23: Ann Fudge, The Barrier Breaker

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No. 24: Bill Mays, The King Of Chemicals

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No. 25: J. Bruce Llewellyn, The Game Changer

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The cover of the collector's edition August 2010 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise features an editors' choice of the 40 covers that best tell the story of Black Enterprise as the undisputed chronicler of black American business achievement and economic progress. Here are the stories behind the covers, year by year. In the August 1970 premiere issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE, the mission statement read: “Lacking capital, managerial and technical knowledge and crippled by prejudice, the minority businessman has been effectively kept out of the profitable corner of the American marketplace. We want to help change this.” Over the past 40 years, BLACK ENTERPRISE has sought to do just that. The cover subject, Fayette, Mississippi Mayor Charles Evers was an example of the ingenuity and determination needed to run black-owned businesses such as the Medgar Evers Shopping Center, named in honor of his late brother, a prominent civil rights leader slain by an assassin in 1963.

B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

The stories behind the covers featured on the collector's edition August 2010 issue of Black Enterprise

The cover of the collector’s edition August 2010 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise features…

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No. 26: Edward Gardner, The Global Haircare Giant

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No. 27: JoAnn Price, The Black Business Financier

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No. 28: Al Johnson, The Auto Dealer Advocate

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No. 29: Tyler Perry, The Hollywood Hitmaker

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No. 30: Henry Parks, The Pioneer

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No. 31: Don Coleman, The Multicultural Marketing Maestro

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No. 32: R. Donahue Peebles, The Real Estate Groundbreaker

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Black Enterprise’s Extraordinary Journey

The modest monthly magazine I founded 40 years ago has become the uplifting force driving the ascent of African American entrepreneurs

Black enterprise was just a modest monthly magazine when I founded it 40 years ago—just…

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No. 33: Maynard Jackson, The Great Equalizer

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No. 34: Cathy Hughes, The Broadcasting Architect

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No. 35: Travers Bell, The Father of Black Investment Banking

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No. 36: Janice Bryant Howroyd, The Job Czar

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No. 37: Comer Cottrell, The Trendsetter

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No. 38: Ernesta Procope, The First Lady of Wall Street

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No. 39: Jesse Hill Jr., The Insurance Impresario

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No. 40: Eddie Brown, The Master of Mutual Funds

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Remembering Arthur G. Gaston: A Titan’s First Step

How an unknown coal miner from birmingham, alabama,became the 20th century's preeminent entreprenuer.

The grandson of slaves, born into poverty in 1892 in the Deep South, Arthur George…

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