We lost a true great - his magazine, example and book "How to Succeed in Business" shined a light for me during my Wall Street days. He was a true gentleman, entrepreneur, visionary and advocate for his people. REST IN POWER spirit- we carry the torch!
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・・・EarlGGravesSr , born January 9th, 1935 is a brilliant Black-American entrepreneur, publisher, businessman, philanthropist, and advocate of African-American businesses. A graduate of Morgan State University, he is the founder of Black Enterprise magazine and chairman of the media company Earl G. Graves, Ltd. He is the current Executive Director for Aetna & Executive Board member of the Boy Scouts of America. EarlGraves was born & raised in Brooklyn. After receiving a B.A. in economics from Morgan State University he served two years in the Army, followed by a 3 year stint as Senator Kennedy's administrative assistant. After Kennedy's assassination Graves entered the business arena, where he realized unprecedented success.
Since founding BlackEnterpriseMagazine in 1970, EarlGraves has been one of the ten most outstanding minority businessmen in the country & received the National Award of Excellence in recognition of his achievements. BlackEnterprise Magazine is recognized as the definitive resource for African American business professionals, entrepreneurs & policy makers in the public & private sectors.
__Graves is President & CEO of EarlGGraves , Ltd., which publishes Black Enterprise Magazine. He also serves as Chairman & CEO of Pepsi-Cola of Washington, D.C., L.P., the largest minority-controlled Pepsi-Cola franchise in the U.S. He is also a General Partner of Egoli Beverages, L.P., the Pepsi-Cola franchise bottler of South Africa.
In 1999, he received the 84th NAACP Spingarn Medal, the highest achievement award for African Americans. He was named one of the Top 100 Business News Luminaries of the Century, and his book "How to Succeed in Business Without Being White" was listed among the New York Times Best Sellers. A staunch advocate of higher education, Graves is BlackExcellence.. Respectthatmansgreatness✊🏾 blackdatabase✊🏾