NAACP LDF HONORS CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPIONS AT 32ND NATIONAL EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS DINNER
It was more than an awards dinner. It was a time to raise $2 million dollars and honor several civl and human rights leaders.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) hosted their 32nd National Equal Justice Awards Dinner (NEJAD) at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on November 1.
Marian Wright Edelman (Founder/President of the Children's Defense Fund) and Judge U.W. Clemon (Alabama's first African-American federal judge) received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award.
The National Equal Justice Award went to Bryan Stevenson (Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative) and philanthropist couple Dr. P. Roy Vagelos
Sony has finished up its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. The news was discovered in a filing with the SEC Wednesday. The merger is expected to give Sony nearly $1.3 billion in revenue.
News of the deal comes about three weeks after the EU Commission gave the deal regulatory approval.
However, back in 2012, Sony and other investors acquired EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion dollars. To finish the outright ownership deal that was valued at $4.75 billion dollars, Sony paid about $2.3 billion to buy out the other investor groups.
To get the deal done, Sony paid $287.5 million to the Jackson estate for its nearly 10 percent share. Sony also agreed to assume $1.359 billion in debt. According to the SEC filing,