Minority affairs

Rainbow PUSH targets new imbalance with Japan

11:36 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Mention trade deficits with Japan, and the phrase usually conjures the 1980s trade wars with Tokyo over the flood of made-in-Japan imports to the United States. But for civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, there is a new trade gap with Japan.... Read More »


Jesse Jackson leads minority trade mission to Japan's automakers

7:02 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Jesse Jackson is leading a Rainbow PUSH Coalition trade mission to meet with the heads of Japan's leading automakers later this week, in order to increase the representation of minority interests in management, suppliers and dealerships.... Read More »


Ally, CFPB poles apart on discrimination breadth, evidence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Ally Financial and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are miles apart on core issues, such as how to measure discrimination and how widespread it is, says Ally CEO Michael Carpenter.... Read More »


GM touts dealer diversity gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
General Motors awarded dealerships to 21 minorities in 2013 and is aiming for 25 more this year, said Eric Peterson, GM's U.S. vice president of diversity dealer relations. GM had 208 minority-owned dealerships at year end, a net gain of 10 in 2013, he said, and the minority-owned stores are more profitable than GM's dealer network as a whole.... Read More »


Chrysler adds minority-owned dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Chrysler Group gained more than two dozen minority-owned U.S. dealerships in 2013 and is poised to challenge Toyota's lead in the percentage of its U.S. stores at least partially owned by racial minorities. Chrysler in 2013 added 42 minority-owned dealerships, but lost 16 through sales or terminations, for a net gain of 26 to 189 total.... Read More »


Va. dealer Moorehead becomes 1st African-American with a U.S. Rolls-Royce store

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Tom Moorehead, owner of BMW and Mini dealerships in northern Virginia, has acquired a Rolls-Royce store, becoming the first African-American with a franchise to sell the ultraluxury brand in the United States.... Read More »


Chrysler adds 26 minority-owned stores

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Chrysler Group gained more than two dozen minority-owned dealerships in 2013 and is poised to challenge Toyota's lead in the percentage of its stores in the United States at least partially owned by racial minorities.... Read More »


Toyota seeks more input from multicultural ad agencies

7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
The advertising agencies Toyota uses to reach African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American consumers will soon have a larger role in crafting the brand's general-market advertising, Toyota's U.S. marketing boss said.... Read More »


Ford shares patents with minority suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2013
The owner of a small tooling supplier in suburban Detroit wants to play a big role in the auto industry's high-stakes shift from steel to aluminum. He just needs time.... Read More »


GM: We'll hit goal on minorities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
General Motors is on track toward its goal of awarding dealerships to 25 African-Americans and other minorities by year end, said Eric Peterson, GM's new U.S. vice president of diversity dealer relations.... Read More »


Chrysler's effort for minority-owned stores gains traction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Chrysler Group has minted a new African-American dealer under a minority development program launched two years ago.... Read More »


RLJ McLarty Landers seeks women managers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
A networking reception for women that was held during the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference here last month had a dual purpose.... Read More »


Ally ad drive touts minority dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Ally Financial Inc. is kicking off an ad campaign featuring minority dealers this month in business-to-business publications as well as consumer print and online publications aimed at minorities.... Read More »


Black dealership groups add sales, not stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The nation's 60 largest black-owned dealership groups got bigger last year, combining for $7.17 billion in revenue, a 21 percent increase from 2011, according to Black Enterprise magazine.... Read More »



NAMAD looks to the next generation

4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
As baby boomers head for retirement, many dealer groups and associations have created networking forums and workshops for the children who are the heirs apparent of their family businesses.... Read More »


Another look at diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
General Motors deserves credit for its plan to add 18 minority-owned dealerships by year end.... Read More »


GM goal: 25 more minority stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
General Motors wants to add 18 minority-owned dealerships by year end and has 45 candidates waiting in the wings, GM North America President Mark Reuss said.... Read More »


NAMAD, Jesse Jackson: GM needs more minority dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
General Motors has too few minority-owned dealerships -- especially those owned by blacks -- civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said during GM's annual shareholders' meeting here this month. GM CEO Dan Akerson said GM has 198 minority-owned dealerships, but called that "inadequate."... Read More »


Dick Harris memorial is scheduled for Friday

1:50 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Dick Harris, former owner of Dick Harris Cadillac in Detroit, died in Las Vegas on Feb. 13. He was 73. A memorial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET, Friday, June 7, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.... Read More »



Auto lending: Regulator must be reined in

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Congress must rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has overstepped its mandate by squeezing banks and finance companies to limit dealership profits, apparently based on questionable assumptions of widespread discrimination in auto lending.... Read More »


Chrysler: No minority buying, no bids

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Chrysler Group is serious about spending more with minority-owned suppliers and has penalized four Tier 1s that aren't following its lead. The four lost the ability, at least temporarily, to bid on future contracts.... Read More »


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