On Friday, September 24, boston black news and The Boston Globe created its new community radio show Black News Hours presented by the Boston Globe. The hour-long radio show aims to elevate 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 George. boston black news was founded by pastor Wall Bruce. It is the city’s only FCC-licensed FM station and television network that is both faith-based and black-owned.
BBN is a spinoff 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 the lost for Christ and to create a Christian community where believers can heal, mature and walk in wholeness.” Luke 19:10, John 3:16, Mark 5:28 and Acts 2:42-47. Our theme is… Reach Them, Teach Them, Send Them Matthew 28:19-20,” according to its website,
“We created boston black news to provide a more nuanced portrait of Boston’s black community life to counter the predominantly negative or bigoted stories of our community reported by mainstream media,” Wall said in a statement. “We are very happy that The Boston Globe joins our ever-expanding list of news and information programs available to all listeners in the Boston metro area.
In a statement, the World says the purpose of the partnership is to “develop a space for the black community to engage and connect with the World‘s writers, news sources, and community stakeholders to deepen connections in greater Boston, allowing 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 the black press has played in covering the struggles and achievements of Boston’s black community,” said Peggy Byrd, chief marketing officer at Boston Globe Media. “Collaborating with BBN…is a critical part of ensuring we support independent black media that shines a light on the multitude of stories that exist in the black community.
“I knew we had to cover stories about black people and produced and reported by black people,” Wall told the World. “So I [contacted] the Globe because I liked the quality of the writing, and I like and appreciate some of the journalists who were there. we will help The Boston Globe reach Black Boston like they never have before.
black news hour airs monthly Fridays at 8 a.m. on WBPG-LP 102.9.
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