Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr. passed away late Monday evening at the age of 85.
An icon in the print magazine business, Graves created an outlet that has highlighted the progression of Black Americans since the 1970’s by vividly painting the picture of our unique issues and achievements in business, entrepreneurship, politics, history and culture.
Graves’ son, the current President & CEO of Black Enterprise, Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr. shared the news via social media.
In a tweet that read: “At 9:22pm this evening, April 6, my Father and Hero Earl Graves Sr., the Founder of Black Enterprise, passed away quietly after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. I loved and admired this giant of a man, and am blessed to be his namesake. LOVE YOU DAD!”
Graves leaves behind a rich legacy of teaching Africans Americans the importance of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.