Tag Archives: Berry Gordy

Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson, Inc.

The late, great King of Pop not only had great moves, but excellent business acumen.

Millions of people loved and adored Michael Jackson. His scintillating dance moves, his crisp timing,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Meet Our A.G. Gaston Award Recipients

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs gather at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

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How One Entrepreneur Preserves Our History

The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history

For 20 years, the mission of Julieanna Richardson, HistoryMaker’s passionate, energetic founder and executive director,…

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Entrepreneurs Conference Countdown: A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Salutes Top Guns of Business

Each year, a major event highlight has been the presentation of the A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs convene at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

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Is There a ‘Mahogany’ Remake on Deck?

This would be the latest classic movie to be remade if true

Who would be good to rehash Diana Ross’ role in the movie Mahogany?

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

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Music Boss of Bosses: 5 Career Highlights of Motown’s Berry Gordy

As Motown: The Play hits the stage, take a look at highlights of the founder's career

As Motown: The Play is set to hit the stage, we take a look at…

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Songwriters Hall of Fame will Honor Motown Founder, Berry Gordy

Famed Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at this year's ceremony

A living legend continues to be honored.

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Berry Gordy Says his Broadway Play is his “Last Major Endeavor”

Motown to star on Broadway.

Gordy’s illustrious career ends where it started

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Berry Gordy

Check out this inspiring quote

Today, February 25th, we have a quote from Motown legend and founder Berry Gordy.

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The 10 Most Important Black Business Luminaries

Visitors to BlackEnterprise.com name the 20th century's greatest

We asked. You answered. According to the results of the BlackEnterprise.com Businessperson of the Century…

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Berry Gordy Featured on PBS For Black History Month

Motown legend is the featured guest as industry luminaries discuss his contributions

What is your opinion of Berry Gordy?

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No. 16: Berry Gordy, The Music Mogul

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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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…

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Milestones Of The B.E. 100s

A look at a quarter-century of major events which shaped the growth of the nation's largest black-owned businesses

Whether they’ve used conservative or risky strategies, BLACK ENTERPRISE is proud to have chronicled the…

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