National Black News Channel makes debut

The Associated Press - February 15, 2020 10:54 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The nation’s only black news network is on the air.

Black News Channel began airing this week, launching with an image of the National Museum of African American History & Culture followed by a recap up of the Oscars. The network is aimed at an audience that’s considered under-served in the media.

The launch follows years of planning for former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, who likened the launch to giving birth to a child. It is also made possible by the backing of billionaire businessman and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

 

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