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Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

FILE – This Aug. 17, 1997 file photo shows Earl G. Graves Sr. with his book “How To Succeed In Business Without Being White” in New York.  Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. He was 85. His son said Graves died Monday, April 6, 2020.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) NYBZ201 NYBZ201

NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. He was 85. Graves died Monday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his son, Earl “Butch” Graves Jr, said in a post on Twitter. Graves launched his magazine,...

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