Urban League honors Publisher Munson Steed with Innovator Award

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

Las Vegas, NV (BlackNews.com) — 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 entrepreneur and visionary Munson Steed with the Innovator of the Year Award.

Munson Steed is the CEO of Steed Media Group, a multimedia company that includes 15-year-old publication, Rolling Out – the largest chain of free African American-owned weekly newspapers in the country. “Munson Steed was given the Innovator Award for his accomplishments in transforming his company from a single newspaper into a 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 reaching two million people a month at RollingOut.com,” explained Las Vegas Urban League president Kevin Hooks.

“This Innovator 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 Steed has recognized that given the opportunity visionaries do exist. The Innovator Award is for those distinguishing themselves by surviving in a competitive world while thriving through innovation and professional perseverance,” Hooks said. Munson Steed accepted the award from board members of the National Urban League of Las Vegas.

Keynote speaker Dr. Dennis Kimbro ranked among the top university professors in the nation and has authored several books including Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice and The Wealth Choice.” The luncheon’s host was actor Malik Yoba. Entertainment was provided by young violinist Brandon Summers; and soprano Lillian Roberts and Mexican tenor Marco Varela performed a duet at the event’s close.

Las Vegas Urban League 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.

Photo Caption: Las Vegas Urban League president Kevin Hooks and Steed Media Group CEO Munson Steed