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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

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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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Barbara Graves was a indispensible business partner as well as life partner of Earl Graves Sr. Whether serving as chief editor of Black Enterprise magazine, a member of the board, or his personal speechwriter, she was his best friend, his right hand, his chief and most valued advisor.

WATCH: Earl G. Graves, Sr. Remembers His Beloved Wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. pays tribute to his wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. remembers his wife, Barbara…

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Birthday Cards Can Hold More Weight than Business Cards

Even in the Facebook age people appreciate the sentiment of a hand written card

Sending a birthday card may seem obsolete but people remember genuine gestures longer than Facebook…

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Earl G. Graves, Sr with IBM's Rodney C. Adkins (Image: Corey Shelton/EconoPix, Inc.)

IBM’s $18 Billion Man Named BE Corporate Executive of the Year

Black Enterprise honors the work of IBM's Rodney C. Adkins

Rodney C. Adkins, IBM’s Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology Group, has received the highest…

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ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers

Highlights from this year's celebration of minorities in advertising, marketing and media

Founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition pays homage to professionals…

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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…

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Mr. Graves addresses the crowd during his induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame

BLACK ENTERPRISE Publisher Earl G. Graves Inducted into Advertising Hall of Fame

Last night the living legend's trailblazing strides were honored among a host of advertising greats

Last night the living legend’s trailblazing strides were honored among a host of advertising greats

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Business Lessons from Black Enterprise Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and a detailed plan

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and…

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

To Build Our Businesses, We Must Leverage Our Relationships

As you read these words, we at black enterprise are working enthusiastically and feverishly to…

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We Must Never Surrender Our Hope

Since I founded my company more than 40 years ago, there have been seven recessions.…

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Don’t Just Leave a Legacy, Live Your Legacy

We all spend a lot of time thinking about and dealing with how the world…

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Graves, Locke and Wade discuss Commerce Department initiatives aimed at boosting small business and job creation. "We wanted to present these awards," said Locke, "to recognize business people who help move our economy in the right direction."

Congressional Black Caucus Honors Visionary Entrepreneurs

Graves, Howroyd and Tos� recognized by 21st Century Council at the U.S. Commerce Department

At an event held at the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, September 14, the Congressional…

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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. 5: Earl G. Graves Sr., The Champion Of Black Business

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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Celebrated or Not, Mediocrity Won’t Cut It

Straight talk from Earl G. Graves, the visionary founder and publisher of Black Enterprise

Excellence is a personal code of conduct that demands that, every day, you strive to…

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Kennedy, Graves Honored at UNCF’s 65th Anniversary Dinner

Ones to Watch Award presented to accomplished graduates

At the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 65th anniversary dinner in New York, publisher Earl…

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Ushering in the Obama Era

New President sets tone of leadership, accountability

For the nation, the swearing-in signaled a new chief executive who would work to take…

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BE Publisher Reflects on Obama-King Connection

Celebrity sightings in Washington, DC, are nothing new these days but still, it hasn’t diminished…

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N.Y. Bridge Dedicated to Robert F. Kennedy

Kennedy family and political dignitaries pay tribute to slain senator

The children and friends of Robert F. Kennedy assembled today at Astoria Park in Queens…

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Pt 2

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Pt 1

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…

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