Graves, founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies at 85

Earl Graves Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, has died at the age of 85 from Alzheimer’s, reports Brett Molina of USA Today. Molina reports, “Graves Sr. founded Black Enterprise in 1970 as a resource for business and investing advice for African Americans. “‘The time was ripe for a magazine devoted to economic development […]

Barton joins Black Enterprise as VP of strategy

Justin Barton will be assuming the role of vice president of strategy and partnerships at Black Enterprise. Black Enterprise is a business and financial publication geared toward African-Americans. He will focus on audience growth, product, social and partnerships including various forms of advertising.  Prior to this role, Barton was the head of analytics and digitalsStrategy […]

How one entrepreneur is creating biz news aimed at black professionals

Adedamola Agboola of Black Enterprise writes about Kori Hale and her company CultureBanx, which is providing business and financial content aimed at black professionals. Agboola writes, “A year after joining Cheddar, she resigned to launch CultureBanx, which she describes as the ‘perfect amalgamation between Bloomberg and Black Enterprise that’s never existed.’ The minimalistic website explains some of the […]

Black Enterprise hires Stacey Tisdale

Black Enterprise magazine has hired Stacey Tisdale as a senior content producer with a focus on personal finance. “Stacey serves as a great addition to the Black Enterprise content team and expansion of our Wealth for Life franchise,” said Derek Dingle, chief content officer, in a statement. “Adding talent of this caliber brings us closer […]

Black Enterprise launching “Women of Power” TV show

Black Enterprise magazine will launch a new, 30-minute television show called “Women of Power” this weekend. The show will air every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in most markets on cable channel TV One. Viewers can also watch the program each week on Black The show features a team of reporting talent, led by anchor […]

Biz magazines underperform industry in first quarter

The 14 business magazines underperformed the rest of the magazine industry in the first quarter, according to data from Publishers Information Bureau. Combined, the business titles reported a 2.95 decrease in advertising revenue to $245.4 million and a 5.9 percent drop in advertising pages to 2,289.43. That compares to a 1.6 percent decrease in ad […]