WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, who played a role in the growth of the publication and media company, has died.
Black Enterprise said in a statement that Barbara Kydd Graves died Friday at Howard University Hospital in Washington after a more than three-year struggle with gall bladder cancer. She was 74.
Graves, the wife of Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., held a number of positions with the company over the years, including chief financial officer and circulation director. The monthly magazine founded in 1970 now has a circulation of 500,000 in the United States and a readership of 4 million, according to Black Enterprise.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.