Earl G. Graves, Sr. (image courtesy of BlackEnterprise.com)

Operation HOPE extends heartfelt condolences to the family members of Earl G. Graves, Sr., on his passing. Graves was the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine; businessman, philanthropist, and a tireless advocate for African-American entrepreneurship and wealth building.

“The HOPE family is saddened by the passing of Mr. Graves—an icon and trailblazer,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant. “We remember his exceptional leadership and valuable contributions to economic development in the African American community, and send love to his family during this difficult time.”
Read the full announcement on blackenterprise.com here.