(Silver Spring, MD…July 8, 2016) – Radio One, Inc. is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent events in our country. There is no doubt, this is a critical moment in our history. From Baton Rouge, LA and Minneapolis, MN to Dallas, TX, the outcry of Black people is reverberating throughout this country. Our prayers and condolences are with the bereaved families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa. We pray for your peace and comfort.
Though the chain of events this week is unprecedented, the sound of frustration and outrage are all too familiar. Black lives matter because ALL lives matter. Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.” The killing must stop. It doesn’t serve anyone. Certainly, there is a better solution.
We are not anti-police. We are anti-police misconduct, abuse and excessive force. We must protect the civil rights and lives of Black Americans and we must protect law enforcement officers who serve our communities. Both of these goals can co-exist and equally be served. Unfortunately, when these ideals aren’t aligned nor remembered, we are forced to live with the greatest loss of all – life.
Acknowledging the significance of this moment, all this week, we have leveraged our multi- media platforms of local radio, TV One, Interactive One and Reach Media to encourage our community to lift their voices and be heard; promote peace in the street; and demand justice, accountability and reform in our police and justice systems. From exclusive coverage on TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin to stopping the music and opening the phone lines for listener expression on our 56 urban radio stations and syndicated shows such as the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Russ Parr Morning Show & DL Hughley Show we’ve served our community. We’ve produced numerous public service announcements and created empowering and informative content that spanned our national digital platforms such as NewsOne.com and HelloBeautiful.com to the millions of people we touch through our social media network. And we won’t stop here. We will do more to educate and mobilize our community.
As a communications company, we are obligated to tell the stories others won’t and to amplify the voices of our hurting community. We won’t be silent.
Yashima White Azilove
Biopics on the lives of Xscape, Bobbi Kristina, The DeBarge Family and Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Among Network’s Original Film Offerings SILVER SPRING, MD – APRIL 21, 2017 – TV One has announced its 4Q17-2018 slate of original movies, … Continued
Red Zebra Sells WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM to Urban Media Giant (Silver Spring, MD…April 20, 2017): Today, Radio One announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings’ WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM. While Red Zebra, a sports marketing company, moves toward a more digital … Continued
(Silver Spring, MD…December 13, 2016): Radio One, Inc. announces the completion of its $40 million investment in MGM National Harbor, LLC. On November 17, 2016, Radio One Entertainment Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Radio One, Inc., received approval … Continued
Mitch Galvin to Vice President, General Manager in Cincinnati and Hurricane Dave to Vice President, Programming in Atlanta (Silver Spring, MD…December 14, 2016): Radio One announces two promotions in its local radio group, Mitch Galvin to Vice President, General Manager … Continued
Advertise With UsOne Solution offers advertisers a robust platform for reaching the influential African American consumer.
Just what you’ve been waiting for – the NEW issue of Frequency Magazine!! Check out the hot cover story with Lil’ Durk, see the star-studded highlights of the hottest urban music showcase on the planet - THE BLITZ, and also peek inside Atlanta’s number one Annual Hip-Hop Experience – HOT BIRTHDAY BASH. Also find out more about the launching of ONEX, the return of Donnie Simpson, ATL’s new music scene and more!
Frequency Inspirational is HOT off the press with an amazing one-on-one between Tanya LaNice and the legendary jewel, Ms. Patti LaBelle! Check out the amazing cover story on Gospel’s game-changer, Deitrick Haddon. Also, meet the Bowmans – Tim and Brelyn - as they realize dreams, and find out what’s going on in the worlds of Willie Moore, Jr., Anthony Brown, Jonathan McReynolds, Baltimore’s New Praise 106.1, and so much more!.