Posted September 26, 2019 07:14:08A new black agenda item is on the agenda at The Washington Times: The report that Black Agenda Radio is the most influential publication in the United States.
It is a title that’s already been on the front page of the Times for months, but it’s been the subject of controversy since the paper’s new chief agenda setters were announced.
Black Agenda Radio, a daily news show that has been a staple of the liberal news media for decades, has a history of controversial content and anti-black bias.
In the past few weeks, it’s come under fire for an op-ed published last year calling for the death penalty for police officers accused of murdering black men.
The paper’s chief setter, Charles Johnson, said last week that the op-eds were an example of what he described as the “black agenda” in the paper.
Black Americans have long known that the mainstream media was biased against them and that it was only a matter of time before they would get a message that they were being silenced.
But now, for the first time, they’re getting a clear message that The Washington Press Club is anti-Black.
“The black agenda is here,” Johnson said last Thursday, according to a video from the conference, which was livestreamed.
“I’m here to tell you, we’re not going away.”
“The Washington Press club is one of the largest outlets in the country,” he added.
“We have a lot of reporters.
The black press has been one of our greatest strengths.”
As Johnson explained, The Washington press club’s editorial board has been working on a “black-positive” platform.
It’s a plan to encourage and promote “black journalism” by promoting black voices in media, including radio and TV, as well as black leadership and civil rights activism.
That plan includes calling for a national dialogue on how to improve the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I’m going to do my best to be a champion of Black Lives,” Johnson told the crowd.
“Black lives matter,” he said, “because you can’t have one without the other.”
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