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Leon Richardson, CEO of BE 100s company, ChemicoMays (Image: Black Enterprise)

BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

By Alan Hughes

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

By Derek T. Dingle

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The competitiveness of corporate America requires inclusion at all levels---and that culture comes from the top. That’s why BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed our list of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity. 

This roster represents senior managers and C-suite executives charged with ensuring that major corporations have diverse representation across the board. We found top-ranked executives among the nation’s 250 largest publicly traded corporations whose primary responsibility is oversight and implementation of policies and programs that advance African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities as well as women, the disabled, and the LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) population throughout their employee, senior management, and supplier ranks. They are also involved with expansive outreach to the diverse communities in which they serve.

Discover some of the executives we featured in our May 2014 issue who make diversity a business imperative.

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Top Executives in Diversity

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s exclusive list of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity represents senior managers and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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General Motors Ranks No.1, Appoints First Black Female Officer

SVP Alicia Boler-Davis is in the driver seat of the big automaker’s vehicle quality and customer experience around the globe.

Alicia Boler-Davis is making waves in automotive industry

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Automotive Industry Decoded: How 6 Brands Are Doing Post Bailout

Did the bailout save the automotive industry?

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — known as the Big Three — have endured some…

By Darralynn Hutson

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GM Buys Tech Center Bringing 1000 New Jobs to Atlanta

GM plans to hire 10,000 computer workers at new tech centers across the US

General Motors has purchased a building in Atlanta it plans to convert to tech facility

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cool Jobs: GM Exec Takes Three-Pronged Approach to Rebuilding Brand

Communications professional mixes grassroots with digital engagement

A key executive at General Motors, Jocelyn K. Allen incorporates community work with solid strategy…

By Gil Robertson

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In 1992, the average cost per 30 seconds for a Super Bowl ad was $850,000, and now that number has more than quadrupled. With an average increase of $100,000 per year, the NFL has stated that 2012’s average cost per 30 seconds of airtime for America’s largest annual sporting event is $3.5 million.

As Chrysler took the title of the most expensive Super Bowl commercial to air in the history of the event last year with its two-minute spot, audiences everywhere are left to wonder if any brand will ever supersede the car company’s “Imported From Detroit” ad. While some brands have been said to spend $4 million for a half-minute spot this year, only time will tell.

As the New York Giants win of Super Bowl XLVI concluded just hours ago, and fans going crazy over a new crop of memorable spots from Doritos, Chevy, and Pepsi commercials, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the most expensive ads to air over the past decade during February’s main event. —Amber McKynzie

12 Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercials of the 21st Century

Taking a look back at the most costly Super Bowl spots of each year of the new millenium

In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl commercials are a major draw. Here are…

By Amber McKynzie

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President Barack Obama rings in his 50th birthday in Chicago Wednesday (Image: File)

Obama’s State of the Union Address Details Agenda to ‘Bring Jobs Back’

State of Union offers clues to fixing the economy while beating the GOP

President Obama’s State of the Union Address puts the 1% to task and calls for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How Marketing Can Bring Your Brand Back to the Top

One of GM's top marketing gurus plans to take the Cadillac brand back to its former glory

As the Vice President of Marketing for Cadillac, Don Butler leads product planning, marketing, advertising…

By Alan Hughes

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General Motors’ Master Designer Makes a Lane for Next Generation

Ed Welburn discusses changes in the industry and the pipeline for African Americans

General Motors’ Vice President of Global Design, Edward T. Welburn is currently the highest-ranking African…

By Alan Hughes

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Buyer’s Guide: Chevy Drops the Top on Low-Priced Camaro Convertible

The 2011 Chevy Camaro offers a sporty convertible at an affordable price

Chevy crafts an affordable convertible with the 2011 Camaro that a great looking vehicle with…

By Jeff Fortson

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Buyer’s Guide: Chevy’s Cruze Takes Control

GM's rechristened Cobalt turns the compact market inside out

GM’s rechristened Cobalt turns the compact market inside out

By Jeff Fortson

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Buyer’s Guide: GM’s Tricked-Out Truck Makes for a Luxurious Ride

The Denali brand crosses over to Acadia resulting in a hi-tech dream machine

The Denali brand crosses over to Acadia resulting in a hi-tech dream machine

By Jeff Fortson

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Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

Politics and a massive deficit have left Motor City in financial turmoil. Will our children be forced to forfeit their education?

Detroit's school system is getting a failing grade (Thinkstock)
Detroit is in trouble—again. The city’s public…

By Tamara Warren

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4 Stocks to Consider If You Missed the GM IPO

We consulted a handful of market-watchers for auto investment ideas and came away with a few overlooked stocks with promise

BLACK ENTERPRISE talked to a handful market-watchers to get some investment ideas that play…

By John Simons

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No. 28: Al Johnson, The Auto Dealer Advocate

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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

By Alan Hughes

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About 600 Car Dealers Try To Get Businesses Back

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Wolf is taking a big gamble that he can convince an…

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Minority Dealers May Be Slammed by Closings

Advocates say some could be left holding the bag

Gregory Jackson, owner of five General Motors dealerships believes that as GM whittles down the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Automakers See May Sales Slump

Executives hold hope for revival of battered industry

The auto industry is experiencing the roughest financial period in its history, with the Big…

By Janell Hazelwood

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When Bankruptcy is Best

Know when to consider Chapter 11 protection

Chrysler and General Motors have done what was previously unthinkable – filed for bankruptcy. Even…

By Cliff Hocker

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FAQ: GM’s Restructuring

Answers to frequently asked questions about GM's bankruptcy, restructuring

Information for Consumers and Investors

Is GM going out of business?
GM has entered chapter 11 bankruptcy…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Auto Dealers Struggle to Hang on

Many face loss of dealerships as GM phases out brand

Black GM automotive dealers contend with the automaker shutting dealerships and discontinuing its Pontiac line.

By Alan Hughes

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Obama Reflects on His First 100 Days

President discusses accomplishments, challenges

When asked at last night’s news conference what “surprised” him most about his role as…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Update: ‘Just in Case’ Specials

More companies are joining the brigade to get you to open up your wallet

If you read my earlier post on Just in Case specials you know that companies…

By Renita Burns

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The Mind Behind GM’s Designs

A quick chat with Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, at the N.Y. Auto Show

Ed Welburn, VP Global Design, General Motors
Greeted by the pleasant aroma of “new car…

By Renita Burns

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Auto Suppliers Get Government Help

But will black-owned companies benefit?

Automotive suppliers employ more than 500,000 U.S. workers and manufacture most of the parts of…

By Cliff Hocker

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Luxury Green Vehicles Raising the Bar

Theyre not the compact cars youre used to

With car and truck sales hitting the skids, dropping 37% in March, automakers, are ramping…

By Renita Burns

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Unemployment Rate Hits 8.5%

Companies shed 663,000 jobs in March

The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 8.5% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor…

By Renita Burns

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Auto Suppliers: A Sinking Industry Could Mean Drastic Depletion

Companies on the ropes in wake of GM and Chrysler news

Business became more complex in the U.S. auto supplier world after General Motors Corp. and…

By Josee Valcourt

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Auto Industry Leaders Weigh In On Obama’s GM Strategy

Many hope Wagoner's resignation is for better, not worse

After billions of federal bailout dollars put President Barack Obama in the automobile industry’s driver’s…

By Cliff Hocker

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Day 70

After determining that General Motors had not presented a viable plan restructuring plan, Obama forced…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Whither GM?

GM, Chrysler told to restructure -- or else

In an effort to right the flailing auto industry, President Barack Obama forced out General…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Omaba on the Record: Auto Industry

One of the challenges we have confronted from the beginning of this administration is what…

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Day 29

Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act during a ceremony at the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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GM Designer Talks Economy, Creative Interiors

First black woman in her post stresses forward thinking

Reports indicate that auto executives expect the industry to be hit by a wave of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Automakers to Plead Case for Bailout

Opponents believe plan won't be enough to save industry

Representatives from the Big Three automakers will appear before Congress this week to plead their…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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