Author: Juwan Holmes

‘Annoyed and Betrayed’: Inside the Collapse of the Black News Channel

If you flip to the Black News Channel today, you’ll find little sign the channel ever existed. The first 24-hour news network for Black audiences, replete with political commentary and investigative reporting, is gone. All that is being shown now are documentaries and rebroadcasts of foreign sporting events. Nothing remains except the BNC logo. By […]

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What Happened at the Black News Channel? How Toxic Content, Lawsuits, and Low Ratings Led to a Promising Network’s Collapse

When the Black News Channel (BNC) launched in February 2020, it was touted as a necessary and refreshing approach to cable news, “by black people, for black people.” The network’s launch was welcomed, coming at a period when a series of Black media outlets were folding or stopped publishing while the industry as a whole […]

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