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Great Moments in Black Business – No. 22: Oprah Winfrey’s Becomes First Black Woman Billionaire

Jeffrey McKinney
When Winfrey launched her show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program, it was gained placement on 120 channels and had an audience of 10...
Entrepreneurship

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 23: America’s First Black Billionaire Buys NBA Franchise

Jeffrey McKinney
Billionaire Bob Johnson makes another slam dunk in black business history by breaking the ownership barrier in professional sports through.....
Entrepreneurship

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 25: Black Investment Banks and Facebook’s $104 Billion IPO

Jeffrey McKinney
The Facebook IPO served as a catalyst for more BE 100s black investment banks to become involved in transactions with other iconic tech companies...
Entrepreneurship

45 Great Moments in Black Business–No. 26: Parks Sausage Returns to Black Ownership With $4 Million Buyout

Jeffrey McKinney
Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. and the management team of Parks Sausage Co, launched by the legendary African American entrepreneur Henry Parks......
Entrepreneurship

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 27: Don Barden’s $149 Million Acquisition of Three Vegas Casinos

Jeffrey McKinney
Rising from meager beginnings to become a self-made multi-millionaire African American entrepreneur, the late Don Barden was a trailblazer in gaming....
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