Anger Is Allowed! Podcasting From A Black Perspective
Greetings! The Barbershop is a brand new podcast that gives news, opinions on current events and trending topics, political analysis, and recommendations for Black Americans who seek the brutal truth about the world in which we live. This is not your average podcast; you’ve been warned.
There are not many podcasts online that cover issues from a truly Black perspective. One of the reasons for this I believe is because many of the companies that produce these podcasts are owned by Whites who tend to cater to the sensibilities of their mainstream audiences, who are easily offended when issues are covered from a truly Black perspective.
Ever since the elimination of Black talk radio in the mid to late 90s, there has been a void of information and ideas in the marketplace that address our specific needs. Instead of informative, thought provoking programming, there is way too much silliness and foolishness. There is more variety in podcasting, but the same pressures that negatively impact Black radio today impact how podcasters cover our issues.