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Legacy Starts with Me: A Conversation with Black/African American Entrepreneurs

Originally published by Black Enterprise Logo

The Legacy Starts with Me video series, produced in partnership with Black Enterprise, highlights three affluent Black/African Americans who have charted their own paths toward personal and professional success and have also made profound impacts on their communities. In the series we hear from:


  • Adenah Bayoh, a successful restaurateur and real estate developer, shares her journey after immigrating to the US and reflects on the hard work she put in to create a new legacy.
  • Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of Act 1 Group and the first Black woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company, shares how her upbringing and identity helped her achieve historic success.
  • Melvin Gravely, CEO of TriVersity Construction, shares how he has invested in himself as an entrepreneur and why he calls Black entrepreneurship a superpower.


To learn more about the financial experiences of affluent Black/African Americans, read our research study Diverse Viewpoints: Exploring Wealth in the Black/African American Community.

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