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    Chevrolet partnered with Black Girls Rock! for another year to support brilliant and beautiful women of color who bring their best to the music culture. Founded by celebrity DJ and philanthropist, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is dedicated to promoting positive images of women of color in mass media and is a 501(c)(3)…

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A sea of African American automotive executives poured into the COBO Riverview Ballroom for the DRIVEN gala during the Detroit auto show to pay homage and celebrate the frequently mind-blowing, if often overlooked, contributions of African Americans to the auto industry. Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson, the brainchild behind the 2nd annual “DRIVEN: A…

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The floor of the 2012 North American International Auto Show is where cars and technology collide. Nowhere is crystallized more evidently than with the concept cars that most automakers roll out during these industry exhibits. Concept cars are the vehicles that are not market ready, but displaying them does two things for the automakers: they…

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General Motors’ Don Butler is cognizant that Cadillac and the African American community have enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship that predates the Lyndon Johnson administration of the 60s. And it has remained steady through the Clinton Adminstration when the Escalade SUV became a favorite of athletes and hip hop stars and the CTS was…

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Ronald Hall Sr. enjoys an especially rich and storied history in Detroit’s minority business space.  The business and civic leader is president and CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, an auto seating supply company which he  established in 1998. The company currently has four locations nationwide, servicing General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and Honda auto manufacturers. But of…

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GMC, known for its expertise in work trucks, took the new 2011 Sierra Denali 2500 HD back to the weight room in the off season and decided that it needed a little more muscle. Unnamed sources are saying that some growth hormones may have been injected as well. Hey, I wasn’t there, and since I…

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