Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s only African American news network will officially air Monday, February 10.
The launch aligns with the 45th National Black History Month celebration, bringing awareness of the black culture. The network’s mission, “to provide intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring and empowering to its African American audience,” will do so as a 24-hour news station in over 33 million homes.
Not only will it focus on the issues the black communities are facing, but also partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by offering training opportunities and internships for aspiring young journalists.
The network will be available on Spectrum, Xfinity X-1, Platform and Dish Networks and, later, Sling, Vizio, Smart TVs, Xumo and Roku.
The network will go live February 10, 6 pm ET on the campus of Florida A&M University College of Law.