Boston Black News and Boston Globe launch “Black News Hours” radio show
Friday September 24, Boston Black News and The Boston Globe presented his new community radio show Black News Hours presented by the Boston Globe. The hour-long radio show aims to uplift the stories of Boston’s black community, according to the Boston Globe.
The first episode featured a conversation with Boston mayoral candidates Michelle wu and Annissa Essaibi Georges. Boston Black News was founded by the pastor Bruce wall. It is the only FCC-licensed FM station and television network in the city that is both faith-based and black-owned.
BBN is a spin-off of Boston Praise Radio and TV, which Wall also founded. Wall is a pastor at Global Ministries Church in the Dorchester neighborhood.
The mission of the church is “to reach out to the lost for Christ and to create a Christian community where believers can heal, mature, and walk in fullness.” Luke 19:10, John 3:16, Mark 5:28 and Acts 2: 42-47. Our theme isâ¦ Reach Them, Teach Them, Send Them Matthew 28: 19-20, âaccording to his website,
“We created Boston Black News to provide a more nuanced picture of life in Boston’s black community in order to counter the predominantly negative or fanatic stories of our community reported by the mainstream media, âWall said in a statement. âWe are very happy that The Boston Globe joins our ever-growing list of news and information programs available to all listeners in the greater Boston area. “
In a press release, the World says the purpose of the partnership is “to develop a space for the black community to engage and connect with the Worldeditors, news sources and community stakeholders to deepen connections across Greater Boston, allowing for a moment of reflection on the past to learn how to create a better, more diverse, and more inclusive future.
“We understand the importance and crucial role that the black press has played in reporting the hardships and achievements of Boston’s black community,” said Peggy Byrd, director of marketing at Boston Globe Media. âCollaborating with BBNâ¦ is a critical part of ensuring that we support independent black media highlighting the myriad of stories existing in the black community.
âI knew we had to cover stories about black people and produced and reported by black people,â Wall told the World. “So I [contacted] the Globe because I liked the quality of the writing, and I love and appreciate some of the journalists who were there. We will help The Boston Globe reach Black Boston like they’ve never done before.
The dark hour of news will air monthly on Fridays at 8:00 a.m. on WBPG-LP 102.9.
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