Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. In joining UCI, The Root will leverage UCI's extensive digital production facilities and publishing infrastructure, while its editorial team will retain its voice and stay true to its mission, which has made it successful throughout its history.
“Like Univision, The Root aims to serve a significant segment...Read more
The actions of a Virginia state trooper became national news this week after a mom's Facebook post praising him went viral.
Nada Owusu of Danville told The Huffington Post she wanted to share her appreciation for Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes, who helped her son Joseph after the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student's tire blew out late Thursday night.
When Okes' efforts failed, Owusu wrote that the trooper stayed with her son "all night" until AAA could arrive...Read more
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's charges have been dismissed and he will avoid doing any jail time stemming from the incident last February in which he struck and knocked unconscious his now-wife, Janay Rice.
After completing his pre-trial intervention program, an Atlantic City Judge Michael Donio on Thursday signed Rice's dismissal order for the aggravated assault felony charges, a statement from Donio's office said.
It added that the judge this morning received a dismissal order...Read more
Political strategist Donna Brazile gave a rousing commencement speech at Spelman College on Sunday, urging graduates of the historically black college for women to take up leadership positions in their respective fields.
"Why you? Because there's no one better," she said. "Why now? Because tomorrow is not soon enough."
Brazile sang Spelman's praises, calling the institution a pioneer in educating black women and explaining the far reach its alumni have had in the world.
"I know you all...Read more
Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers.
“As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for Baltimore, announced this afternoon.
The grand jury returned...Read more
South Carolina Republican Tim Scott is leading the pack on getting congressional funding for police body cameras in the wake of Walter Scott’s shooting death.
In the wake of Ferguson, Mo., and seemingly endless national stories about police brutality, an effort to fund and support police body cameras has a real chance of becoming law. And it's being moved by a Republican-controlled Congress with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) leading the charge. On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary...Read more
It is dawning on the GOP that snatching health insurance away from millions of helpless victims is not quite as rewarding as expected.
Last summer, two Republican-appointed federal judges ruled, against the furious dissent of the Democratic appointee, in favor of what had theretofore been viewed as an outlandish lawsuit designed to blow up Obamacare. The unexpected progress of the lawsuit, hatched by anti-Obamacare activists at a right-wing think tank, filled conservatives with sudden Schadenfreude. They...Read more