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URBAN LEAGUE HONORS PUBLISHER MUNSON STEED WITH INNOVATOR AWARD

November 18, 2013

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November 18, 2013

URBAN LEAGUE HONORS PUBLISHER MUNSON STEED WITH INNOVATOR AWARD

Las Vegas Urban League hosts Equal Opportunity Day hosted by Malik Yoba

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(Atlanta, GA) The Las Vegas Urban League held its annual fundraiser EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DAY (EOD) Community Luncheon on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas Urban League’s president and CEO Kevin E. Hooks honored Steed Media CEO and Publisher Munson Steed with the Innovator of the Year award.

Munson Steed is the CEO of the Steed Media Group, a multimedia company that includes fifteen year old publication, rolling out— the largest chain of African-American-owned weekly newspapers in the country. “Munson Steed was given the Innovation Award for his accomplishments in transforming his company from a single newspaper into full-fledged media content development company. Steed has taken a newspaper product and transformed it from one newspaper to an entire chain. As technology advanced, he transformed rolling out from a national print publication to the largest transformed web destination for a print publication conversions, while still printing two million people a month at RollingOut.com,” explained Las Vegas Urban League president Kevin Hooks.

“This Innovation Award distinguishes Steed on his accomplishments spearheading his company to create content for national companies like Home Depot, Toyota and, Ford. It is this type of innovation that Steed has recognized that given the opportunity that visionaries do exist. The Innovation Award is for those who distinguish themselves by being able to survive in a competitive world but thrive through innovation and through professional perseverance,” Hooks said. Munson Steed accepted the award from board members of the National Urban League of Las Vegas.

Guest speaker was Dr. Dennis Kimbro, who is ranked among the top university professors in the nation and is author of several books including “The Wealth Choice.”  The event was hosted by actor Malik Yoba.  Entertainment was provided by young violinist Brandon Summers who serenated guests during lunch. Soprano Lillian Roberts and Mexican tenor Marco Varela performed a duet at the end of the luncheon.

Las Vegas Urban is an affiliate of the National Urban League, the oldest social services and advocacy provider in the nation with 103 years of history, and approximately 80 affiliates in 35 states including the District of Columbia.

About Steed Media Group: Steed Media Group is a multimedia company comprised of several media brands including rolling out urban style weekly, Hip Hop On Demand, Club Hardhead, Talking Pretty and several others. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with several offices across the country in key African-American markets, Steed Media Group produces and distributes 19 newspapers and develops content for custom magazines, television programming, internet properties, and branded publications such as Producer 10. Steed Media Group also creates signature events and marketing initiatives.

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