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Loni Love and Rob McConnell of Toyota North America during her fireside chat (Photo credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media) The ninth annual Multicultural Media Luncheon took place during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press week on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. This year’s keynote speaker was…

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The latest installment in the Lincoln First Listen music series spotlights the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator and Revel audio system, as superstar recording artist Ne-Yo shares his new song “Good Man.” Surrounded by the Revel sound system in the luxurious setting of the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator, the multiple GRAMMY® award winner discusses the inspiration for his latest single. “I’m excited…

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The 2016 North American International Auto Show not only drew the top figures in the car industry, it also showcased astonishing new vehicles with amazing features. The show, held in Detroit Jan. 11-24, featured concepts from some of the leading car manufacturers, such as Lexus, a division of Toyota. The company unveiled fuel cell cars with a stunning, polished…

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The 2016 North American International Auto Show featured several new vehicles with bold designs and exciting technology. Held Jan 11-24 in Detroit, Toyota was among the premier automakers showcasing groundbreaking cars at the event. On display were eco-friendly fuel cell cars such as the Toyota FCV Plus and Mirai; the i-Road, which gives the driver a sensation similar…

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Arguably Detroit’s hardest working woman, Melanie Williams has just about seen and done it all. As the CEO of Guru Public Relations, Events and Concierge LLC, Williams juggles an array of clients in numerous industries including entertainment, healthcare, non-profits, and technology. A 2007 graduate of Wayne State University, the 30-something PR specialist has been called the Olivia…

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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 BMW i3 bedazzled car conventioneers when it debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The urban electric hybrid van or car is billed as the automaker’s first zero emission mass produced vehicle and is expected to make deliveries in several major world markets at the end of 2013. That’s where we’re…

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Megawatt royalty of the auto industry shined the spotlight on diversity during the 16th Annual Wheel Awards featuring host Phylicia Rashad, Martha Reeves, Congressman John Conyers, Mayor Dave Bing, and co-host John Quinones of ABC. More than 1,500 celebrities, executives, international media, politicians and others poured into the mammoth MotorCity Casino in Detroit to celebrate…

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DETROIT – As the annual North American International Auto Show commences with its media tour on Jan. 9, we were informed that domestic auto sales experienced the highest increase since the economy plunged into complete darkness  in 2008. With more money in their coffers, auto designers and engineers have more room to let their imaginations…

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