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Thursday, 09 April 2020 03:00

Black Enterprise Founder, Earl Graves Sr., Dies

Tributes have poured in for Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr., who died this week at the age of 85.

“At 9:22 p.m. this evening, April 6, my father and hero, Earl Graves, Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise, passed away quietly after a long battle with Alzheimer’s,” Earl Graves Jr. wrote on Twitter. “I loved and admired this giant of a man and am blessed to be his namesake. Love you, dad.”

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Seventy-two percent of black-owned small businesses are profitable, according to findings from the latest Small Business Trends report released by small business financing company Guidant Financial. This is a five percent yearly increase, with last year’s report showing 69 percent of black small businesses as profitable.

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Tiffany Miller is known for wearing a flower in her hair. One day, while out and about she noticed a woman wearing the same flower in her hair. Miller said the feeling was akin to showing up to a party in the same dress as someone else. So, she decided to create her own flowers and from there, it turned into her brand FlyBlooms by Funky Fly Flowerchild.

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The late black media pioneer John H. Johnson will get a speaker series in his name at Howard University this month....

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:53

Most Diversity Programs Don’t Work, Experts Say

Early this year, research distributed by the University of Southern California analyzed Hollywood films and television shows during the Oscars in February and concluded there is a diversity problem and an “inclusion crisis” for the industry....

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Detroit was a train wreck in the making for 30 years. But there is nothing that symbolizes Detroit’s comeback more than the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.Today, Detroit is home to over 61,000 small businesses, including about 50,000 minority-owned small businesses. It is the...

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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:32

From Prison to Wealth in Business Ownership

Black Tech Week held its second annual tech conference last week, which brought several innovators and entrepreneurs to South Florida. One particular panel, called Prison to Wealth, shared the story of Frederick Hutson, CEO of Pigeonly. Hutson’s story not only shared how his company fills a white space in communications but also how he became a s...

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Owning a business is the goal of many would-be entrepreneurs. Being your own boss has certain perks, including making your own hours and not having to report to anyone but yourself....

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Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:16

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization Demos finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor earning potential....

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Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:15

Robert Johnson, Playing By His Own Rules

A symbol of leadership and an innovator, Robert Johnson has a legacy that could ultimately be defined by what he's accomplished to level the playing field for African-Americans and other minorities in corporate America....

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