Black Enterprise Magazine Publishes 45th Annual Rankings Of The Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

NEW YORK — BLACK ENTERPRISE marks 45 years of listing America’s largest black companies with the publication’s May/June 2017 issue of the BE 100s, universally recognized as the most authoritative analysis and annual ranking of the nation’s top grossing black-owned companies. The BE 100s ranks America’s largest black-owned companies, including automobile dealers, banks, asset managers, investment banks, and private equity […]

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CIAA Announces 2017 Preseason Football Team & Ranking

Roanoke, VA. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Football Coaches Association announces the 2017 CIAA Football Predicted Order of Finish and the Preseason All-CIAA Team. For the third consecutive season, the Rams of Winston-Salem State University have been selected as the predicted championship contender. The defending CIAA Champion Rams finished 9-3 last […]

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Nine First-Timers Tabbed As Reserves For 2017 WNBA All-Star Game In Seattle

NEW YORK – Reigning regular-season MVP Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, reigning Rookie of the Year Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and WNBA scoring leader Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury were selected by the league’s head coaches as reserves for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, the WNBA has announced. Stewart is one of six reserves named as an All-Star […]

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CHIEF WAHOO’S LAST STAND

  By Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. OAKLAND, Ca. — On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Cleveland Indians wore their dark blue road jerseys with the grinning chief on their caps and on their left sleeve […]

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SWAC FOOTBALL 2017 ALL-CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAMS RELEASED

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2017 SWAC Preseason Teams Friday with 14 players from defending SWAC Champion and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl winner Grambling State being tabbed for the most individual honors. The teams were announced during SWAC Football Media Day at the newly renovated Birmingham Marriott after ballots were cast […]

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Seattle’s Bird, Five Former MVPs Selected to Start Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017

NEW YORK – Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm joins five former WNBA MVPs in headlining the list of 10 players selected by fans, WNBA players and media to start in Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017. With her 10th All-Star selection, Bird has tied Tamika Catchings for the most in WNBA history.  Bird will represent the host Storm […]

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