| April 7th | 2020 7:48PM
Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies
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, Black Enterprise, in 1970.