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The Black Economic Alliance (BE Alliance) is a United States political action committee established in 2018 with the aim of supporting candidates whose work helps the economic interests of African American communities.[1] While not formally aligned with either the Democratic or Republican political party, its initial slate of endorsements were for Democratic candidates.[2] The BE Alliance was founded by a group of African American business leaders including Charles Phillips, Tony Coles, head of the biotech firm Yumanity Therapeutics, Marva Smalls at Viacom, and William M. Lewis Jr.[3]

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  1. ^ Sonmez, Felicia; Cox, Erin. "Jealous, Kaine among 4 Democrats endorsed by new group of black business leaders". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ Bradner, Eric (13 August 2018). "New black political group launches with four Democratic endorsements and more planned". CNN. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ Kelly, Kate (24 October 2017). "Black Executives Join Forces, Forming a PAC to Back Them Up". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

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