Above Photo: Publisher and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine Earl G. Graves, author of “How To Succeed In Business Without Being White, ” poses for a portrait in Times Square in New York, Thursday April 17, 1997. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Black Enterprise Magazine announced on Twitter that Earl Graves Sr. passed away.
“It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves Sr. earlier this evening, April 6, at the age of 85. We will evermore celebrate his life and legacy, in this, our 50th Anniversary Year, and beyond.
Graves’s son also tweeted about his father’s passing:
“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!”