Black Voices Gets Redesign, New Top Editor

Rebecca Carroll will be the new managing editor of Black Voices, which will be redesigned and integrated into the Huffington Post platform. Also: MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin is suspended for calling the president an expletive.


HuffPost Picks Editors for Black, Latino Sites


Two to Be Integrated Into Huffington Post “Platform”

New top editors have been named for Black Voices and AOL Latino, and the two sites – now under the direction of the Huffington Post – will migrate from AOL to the Huffington site, or “platform,” according to Mario Ruiz, the Huffington Post’s vice president for communications.

Rebecca Carroll has been named managing editor of Black Voices, while Miguel Ferrer has been named Managing Editor of our Latino site. They’re overseeing their sites’ editorial departments, with Rebecca looking to hire a pop culture editor and a beauty & style editor,” Ruiz said by email. “The migration of the sites to the HuffPost platform is expected to take place this summer.”

Carroll was named Black Voices culture editor in March. She “has held editor positions at Uptown and Paper magazines, as well as at and, where she was the founding editor,” Ruiz said. Henry Louis Gates’ shut down in December 2004, and AOL merged it with Black Voices. Carroll is also a former producer for the Charlie Rose show on PBS. “She is the author of several nonfiction books about race in America, including ‘Saving the Race’ and ‘Sugar in the Raw.’ Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Essence and Elle, among other print and online publications,” Ruiz said.

Tariq Muhammad, named director of AOL Black Voices in 2007, has been shifted again. In May, he was identified as general manager of BlackVoices, serving as the liaison between editorial and the business side. Now, Ruiz said, “Tariq has moved to the AOL Branded Experiences Group.”

AOL Latino is being renamed Latino Voices. “Prior to becoming Managing Editor of HuffPost Latino Voices, Miguel Ferrer was Director of Programming for AOL Latino, where he was responsible for growing AOL Latino’s audience and developing key media partnerships. Before joining AOL Latino, Ferrer was the business development manager for People en Español, where he created the family festival series FIESTA 2006,” Ruiz said.

The two sites are “not currently seeking editors in chief,” he said, contrary to previous declarations.