By Scotty T. Reid – For the second straight year, Black Talk Radio Network has been ranked as the top Black podcast in the world among a field of 38 podcasts by and for Black people. In a separate category, Black Talk Radio Network again took the top spot in Top 15 African Diaspora Podcasts.
Black Talk Radio Network is a podcasting and digital radio platform created in 2008 as a way to provide Black media producers with a safe digital space to create digital media targeting African and African-American audiences. It is managed by the non-profit media organization Black Talk Media Project also founded in 2008. It may very well be the largest collection of podcasts featuring independent Black voice speaking to a variety of issues impacting non-white people in the world.
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Despite the success of Black Talk Radio Network reaching a wide audience and consistently being ranked at the top of its targeted demographic by an independent media marketing company, the Black Talk Media Project has struggled to find grants or attract corporate advertisers to support and build upon its work. While some corporations have reached out to the network, and the campaign of a former candidate in the Democratic Primary, Micheal Bloomberg, Black Talk Media Project rejects funding or ad buys from corporations and people who have done great harm to the Black community.
How To Help Keep Us Online
The platform has been supported for over 11 years by a very small donor base but this year, it is struggling to raise the funding needed to cover monthly operating costs. We hope this latest recognition will help us to raise money from its listener base in the form of tax-deductible donations. You make a donation online via our PayPal account with any credit card or debit card, via Cashapp $BTMProject or with a check or money order to Black Talk Media Project, PO Box 65, Mt. Holly, NC 28120-0065.
Scotty T. Reid is the founder of the non-profit media organization Black Talk Media Project and the creator of the Black Talk Radio Network which is in its 11th year. He is the host and producer of the BTR News podcast and New Abolitionists Radio which he has co-hosted for several years. He is a prison slavery abolitionist who can’t be put in a box politically, socially or otherwise. He is the father of three and a US Army Veteran of the Gulf War where he served with the 11th Signal Brigade, 86th Signal Battalion. He has been producing news talk programming since 2007 and has interviewed hundreds of guests on various topics over the years and assisted many with technology questions concerning podcasting and digital radio.