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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

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The Founders of Afripedia Are Changing the One-Sided Story About Africa

Art, film, fashion, and design are retelling the narrative

The idea of creating Afripedia, a platform dedicated to changing the conversation about Africa, came…

By Kandia Johnson

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[Women of Power] One-on-One with Debra Lee

Power moves straight from the power suite

Accomplished and celebrated businesswoman, Debra L. Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks, will be…

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Mitzi Miller, Ebony Magazine

Ebony Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller Leaves Johnson Publishing Company

Award-winning journalist plans to pursue new ventures in television and film

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller steps down from her position as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine

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Black History Business Titan: John H. Johnson

BE pays tribute to the godfather of black media

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“Utterly determined,” are the first words that come to mind for Black Enterprise President…

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On the Move: Aliya S. King Joins Ebony and Kim Keenan Named CEO of Leading Nonprofit

Ebony magazine and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council make new staff announcements

Ebony names Aliya S. King as its new entertainment editor, and Kim Keenan becomes CEO…

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Black Ownership of TV Stations Declines, F.C.C. Study Finds

Are you worried about this?

A new study by the Federal Communications Commission found that the number of black-owned television…

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Black Weblog Awards 2012: And the Winners Are…

Elon James White takes a few prizes in this year's awards

Elon James White takes a few prizes in this year’s awards

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Andra Fuller on Playing a Gay Black Man on Network Television

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

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Radio Pioneer Hal Jackson Dead at 96

ICBC icon broke color barriers and set stage for today's stars

The co-founder of Inner City Broadcasting Corp., which owned New York’s WBLS, leaves a legacy…

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Hiram Eric Jackson

The Future of Black Media

African American newspaper publisher discusses changes and challenges in black media

African American newspaper publisher discusses changes and challenges in the black media

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Heart & Soul Magazine Under New Ownership

The 18-year-old publication expands target market with recent purchase

National wellness publication Heart & Soul has been sold by independent owner Edwin V. Avent…

By Janel Martinez

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Earl G. Graves Sr., Chairman & Publisher, Black Enterprise

Holding the Ad Industry Accountable to Black Consumers

When most people consider the importance of black-owned media, they tend to focus on the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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UBR Morning Post: Don Jackson of Central City Productions

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Don Jackson,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Susan L. Tayloer, 10 Facts

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

Our 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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Luxury Brand Advertising Often Absent in Black Media

Experts say black buying power often overlooked

In some affluent circles, the expectation to wear luxury apparel is the same across all…

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My Beef With Black Business

Black-owned companies need to spend more money with black-owned media

Our businesses leave BE and other black media hanging. When Forbes, Business Week or The…

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John H. Johnson: The Icon

The founder of one of America's largest black business empires used his wealth and power to raise the social and economic status of African Americans

John H. Johnson controlled one of the nation’s largest black business empires and used his…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

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