Authenticity matters: How can a white man be in charge of an all Black news channel?

On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel is set to launch with a broad distribution market across the US. According to their website, “Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, and it will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities.” However, at first glimpse of their marketing materials, we can see who’s really behind the supposedly first-ever black news operation. Why is this an issue? I’ll tell you why; Black doesn’t…