Earl Graves, Sr. Dies of Alzheimer’s

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, April 7, 2020) – The man seen as one of the true champions of Black business has died.  Earl Graves, Sr. passed away Monday night after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  That statement from his son.  Graves was the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise and seen as the quintessential entrepreneur who advocated for building generational wealth in the African American community.

Graves launched Black Enterprise in 1970 to chronicle the rise of African American entrepreneurs and to provide tools for Blacks to succeed in the business community.  He’s the author of the award-winning business bestseller “How to Succeed In Business Without Being White.”

Earl Graves, Sr. was 85.