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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

Is supplier diversity a priority for the NMSDC anymore?

Sources suggest that there now is a rift between the old guard and the new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

Supplier diversity is a key initiative in the state of Maryland

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated the week of October 28th – November 1st, as Supplier Diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week

Charles Barkley agrees to speak about the importance of supplier diversity in advertising

It’s not every day that an NBA Hall of Famer and basketball television analyst leaves…

By Sasha King

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Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth

University of Virginia professor argues that “There is opportunity in disparity"

Businesses often embrace diversity among their employees, customers and suppliers for compliance reasons, ethical reasons…

By Sasha King

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Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers

The automaker held its 14th annual Matchmaker event attracting nearly 3,000 minority, veteran and women-owned enterprises

Chrysler Group’s supplier diversity goals require that 10% of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart.

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart. The tips, however, can…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Tracking Minority Contracting

Has Dodd-Frank helped black-owned businesses land more deals with federal agencies?

All told, the agencies allocated nearly $700 million in providing new contracts to minority and…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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2012 Best Companies for Diversity

Thompson worked as a vice president for McDonald’s in both operations and supply chain, so…

By Black Enterprise

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UBR Spotlight: Truck Mogul Stephen Neal

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week’s Urban Business Roundtable is joined by K.Neal International Trucks CEO Stephen Neal. Also:…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Our survey measured companies against four key categories:

Our editors and B.E. Research sent surveys to the top 1,000 publicly traded companies as…

By Cliff Hocker

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Winning Government Bids

Minority business owners are making small inroads in getting more federal contracts

Small minority-owned firms are winning as many federal contracts as their mainstream counterparts, but are…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Black Enterprise teamed up with Walmart to host 20/20 Vision: Supplier Diversity in the 21st Century, a forum to explore opportunities with corporate entities and the City of Chicago. The economic forum was designed to explore how entrepreneurs can best position their ventures to form profitable partnerships with large corporations as part of their supply chain. The day long event, which was held at the Chicago Hilton, covered topics like “Navigating the Procurement Maze” and “Scaling Up To Meet The Right Contract.” Here are some of the highlights from the program:

getSupplier Diversity Forum: How Entrepreneurs Can Partner with Corporations

Highlights from the 2012 Vision 20/20 Forum hosted by Black Enterprise and Wal-mart

Black Enterprise and Walmart hosts the Vision 20/20 Forum to help small businesses become more…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Join Black Enterprise in Chicago for Supplier Diversity Business Opportunities

Be there as Black Enterprise and Walmart host event aimed at entrepreneurs who want to do business with major corporations

On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Black Enterprise teams up with Walmart to host a forum…

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7 Diversity Professionals Who Are Changing the Game

Today's diversity intiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with Afircan Americans. These diversity leaders explain how

Today’s diversity initiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with African Americans.

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Open Call: Macy’s Vendor Development Program

The retail giant offers a helping hand to minority business owners looking for longevity in the industry

Macy’s shows potential multicultural and/or women-owned business owners how to perform and sustain growth in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Diversity Knocking Hard on Corporate Doors

Exclusion of minorities becoming more and more of a liability

Corporate supplier diversity programs are coming under increased scrutiny as America’s minority groups steadily march…

By Alan Hughes

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: They Want YOU!

The organizations on our list know that hiring diverse employees and leveraging differences sharpen their competitive edge.

Regaining its footing after one of the worst economic downturns in our nation’s history, corporate…

By Sonia Alleyne

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