To say that Munson Steed oversees a media empire would not be an exaggeration.

CEO of the Steed Media Group, a multimedia company that includes flagship publication, Rolling Out— the largest chain of African-American-owned weekly newspapers in the country—-he’s literally got his finger on the pulse of black urban America.


But more than that, Steed, whose conglomerate has included magazines (Direct Wire), video and music programs (F.M. Video and Today’s Jazz), comic books (G-Force), Websites (, and a record label (Soulestial Elements), considers himself a visionary who is focused on building and maintaining a brand that is entertaining, politically relevant and civic-minded.

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