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Earl G. Graves Sr., a quintessential American businessman and founder and publisher of the groundbreaking magazine Black Enterprise, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85. Graves served in many roles throughout his career, including as an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a civil rights advocate, a bestselling author and, above…

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Charles Ogletree, a Harvard Law School professor and director of the Criminal Justice Institute, facilitated a thoughtful discussion with Black Enterprise magazine’s founder and publisher, Earl G. Graves Sr., and his son Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo. When introducing the senior Graves and inviting him…

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