Urban News Service with Niger Innis
An American Media Institute Production
Urban News Service with Niger Innis is the first weekly public radio series to focus on African-American entrepreneurs, school reformers, community heroes, and cultural leaders. While media obsesses over black men in handcuffs, we cover the many making a positive contribution – and their compelling personal stories. The series is a production of American Media Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit news organization.
The host of our program Niger Innis is the leader of Congress of Racial Equality, one of America’s oldest civil-rights organizations. Born and raised in Harlem and the son of civil-rights legend Roy Innis, Niger Innis was among the first commentators for MSNBC at its launch in 1996. A National Public Radio commentator in 2004, he also appeared on ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and other major outlets. Today, he a regular on CNN, Fox News Channel and other networks.
Urban News Service with Niger Innis is carried nationwide by Pacifica Network, the nation’s first public radio network. The Pacifica Network is currently one of public radio’s largest distributors of content with 200 affiliates. Listen to Urban News Service with Niger Innis at these following stations:
WXIR-FM (Rochester, N.Y.)
WRKW-FM (Richmond, Va.)
KBCS-FM (Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.)
KKFI-FM (Kansas City, Mo.)
KVOY-FM (Oklahoma City, Ok.)
KYAQ-FM (Eugene, Ore.)
KCEI-FM (Taos, N.M.)
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