Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

Sat, 08.01.1970

Black Enterprise Magazine is published

*The first issue of Black Enterprise Magazine is affirmed on this date in 1970 Black enterprise is a black-owned multimedia company. Since the 1970s, its flagship product Black Enterprise magazine has covered African American businesses with a readership of 3.7 million.

The company was founded by Earl G. Graves Sr. It publishes in both print and on digital, an annual listing of the largest African American companies in the country, or "B.E. 100's", first compiled and published in 1973.  In 2002 the magazine launched a supplement targeting teens, TeenpreneurBlack Enterprise also has two nationally syndicated television shows, Our World with Black Enterprise and Women of Power.  

In January 2006, Graves named his eldest son, Earl G. Graves Jr. the company’s chief executive officer.  He also sits on the board of directors of AutoZone, serving as lead director and chairman of the compensation committee.  Black Enterprise has been profitable since its 10th issue. The company, headquartered in New York City, has 58 employees and had revenues of $22 million in 2017.   Earl Graves Sr. died in April 2020.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

When some people talk about money They speak as if it were a mysterious lover Who went out to buy milk and never Came back, and it makes me... The Good Life by Tracy K. Smith
Read More