• THAT’S RACIST: NBC News Launches Black Only Website ‘NBCBLK’

    The news network that curses America everyday with Al Sharpton’s racist and pro-Democratic Party dribble five days a week, is now dedicating its journalistic resources to all things black people.

    Here’s NBC editor Amber Payne’s letter announcing the new initiative:

    NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism and report on challenging issues that communities of color face today. NBCBLK taps NBC News journalists around the world to tell these stories, and we curate reports from NBC News platforms — Nightly, Today Show, Dateline, and local affiliates among other NBC outlets.

    We welcome your ideas, your feedback, and your perspective.

    Amber Payne, Editor

    The website looks like a mediocre mix between bet.com and theroot.com.

    There are two articles about fathers having constructive conversations with their sons. That’s good. But it’d be nice to see articles and reporting on why it is that 70 percent of unwed black women have children and why that remains a root cause of many social maladies that prevent progress.

    There’s a featured story with the headline, “How to Solve the Black Male Teacher Shortage.” That’s also good. But where’s the companion piece highlighting the fact that 32 percent of black students never graduate from high school? A story addressing how black Americans are ever expected to compete for jobs when a third of us never obtain a high school diploma, would make NBC’s new black issues-centered website worthwhile.

    Maybe there will be forthcoming coverage about how better educational opportunities for black and Latino children have been achieved in Louisiana, despite that state’s being sued by the Obama administration.

    Perhaps there will be intellectually honest commentary about the issue of the 5,635 blacks who were murdered by other blacks in 2013. Indeed, the prevailing wisdom ensconced deep inside the mind of far too many Americans is that white cops are killing black people for sport. But the aforementioned figure of black-caused deaths dwarfs the estimated 96 blacks who were killed by cops the previous year, as tragic as they are. Surely among the “challenging issues that communities of color face today” is why wall-to-wall coverage is dedicated to cops killing blacks, when black people are killing other black people by the thousands–which inspires very little national news coverage.

    I tend to think that segregating news coverage, among other things, and dedicating it to a people group on the basis of skin color is cheap and demeaning. It communicates a racially divisive message that fails to “elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture,” but, instead, reinforces the same separatism that NBC set out to progress pass.

    NBC’s new black news website perpetuates the dreadful idea of two mutually exclusive Americas.

    There’s nothing positive about that.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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