Black News Network To Debut
Since the beginning of the republic , African -Americans have constantly created and developed their message.In these days of blogging ,24 hour news stations ,and podcasts , African Americans need a central point of communication .
Bob Johnson of BET was one of the first pioneers of black news and entertainment . Johnson's format was however heavily reliant on pop Black Culture . Former Congressman Watts has now taken the news genre to a new level with the formation of a all black news station .The all news network will fill a void left by the cancellation of BET's Nightly News in 2005.
The broadcast communication industry should welcome Watts foray into broadcasting as this will increase African-American viewership on the airwaves , that has up to now tuned into MSNBC , Fox ,and CNN .
The channel will promote additional African American political contributors with a diversified political opinion, instead of the left leaning biases promoted by the competition. My hat goes off to JC , it is not often a Texan brags on a Sooner , but I will have to do it this time , "Boomer Sooner" .
< By DON KAPLAN /NY POST
May 27, 2008 -- Former congressman J.C. Watts is behind a major push to launch an all-news channel for black people.
The network, tentatively called Black Television News Channel and slated to launch in early 2009, already has an agreement with Comcast cable to be carried in several cities with large black populations including Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Baltimore