Minority Success International (MSM)
On-Line. In-Print. Digital. Interactive-Events.
Our multi-award winning US flagship publication, debuted in 1999 at a US Top Not-for-Profit (NFP) Organizations Summit, hosted in Halls Family’s Kansas City, Missouri, Country Club Plaza, by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation at their World Head Quarters.
Minority Success Magazine, was the eye-opening ‘solution’ to fixing the problem The American Midwest had with their Minority Market Communication, Negative National Image, poor minority statistic, accusations of red-lining, selective-promotion and subsequent lack of minority-access to opportunities.
The city needed to fix this if the city was going to be able to acquire the national support and funding they would need to maintain their NFP Government Grants, as well as, launching the now New Downtown KC Entertainment District. At the same time, the city had its first black American Mayor Cleaver and then, their first female Mayor Barnes; both of which were showcased and endorsed MSM.
Mayor Kay Barnes made numerous appearances per MSM request, both in her home, her office, private fund-raising dinners and the Mayor was a Co-Host of the MSM Magazine Premier.
The first-of-its-kind, Minority Success Magazine (as it was named originally before it went international with its demographics in 2014) was a complimentary showcase of minority businesses, entrepreneurs, events and success stories.
It was eye-opening, as it showcased more than 500 black and minority owned businesses –more business than the Black Chamber of Commerce, The Minority Supplier Council and the City Mayors Minority Contractor Lists combined.
MSM Magazine sole-handedly, abolishing the illusions there were only few, and successful black and minority businesses in the city. The magazine launch parties were always sold-out, and hosted over 2,000 guests –each.
As the publishers of MSM, we and our teams were honored with a US Government Resolution, Ingram’s Magazine Masterpiece Award and other accolades for our contributions to minority America and literature.