Black Enterprise

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Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise May 2008.jpg
Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Total circulation
First issue 1970
Company Earl G. Graves Publishing Company, Inc.
Country United States
Based in New York City
ISSN 0006-4165

Black Enterprise is a monthly U.S. magazine that describes itself as "the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans." Since the 1970s, the magazine has been the most popular publication devoted to African-American businesses. It reports a readership of 3.7 million. It was founded in 1970 by Earl G. Graves, Sr. The publication is known for its annual listing of the largest African-American firms in the country, or "B.E. 100's", first compiled and published in 1973.[2][3] In 2002 the magazine launched a supplement targeting teens, Teenpreneur.[4]

Writers for Black Enterprise include Judith Jamison, Ashanti White, and Alfred A. Edmond, Jr.

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  1. ^ "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Alfred Edmond, Jr, "Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses", Black Enterprise, June 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Caryn Freeman, "Black Enterprise celebrates 40 years of listing America’s largest black companies", The Grio, May 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Rob Kaiser (September 25, 2002). "Teen business magazine debuts with parent publication". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 

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