As Black Historical past Month involves an finish, REVOLT is elevating Black voices with an initiative dedicated to illuminating the distinctive perspective of the Black neighborhood on a worldwide scale.
The Black-owned multimedia firm based by Sean “Diddy” Combs right this moment introduced the launch of its Atlanta headquarters and first-ever studio enterprise, RBN Studios. Finishing up REVOLT’s ongoing dedication to empowering the Black neighborhood, RBN Studios will produce content material surrounding essential social justice points, cultural conversations and extra. This new programming will function unfiltered conversations about points that the majority have an effect on the Black neighborhood through speak reveals, documentaries and reoccurring specials.
As RBN studios continues REVOLT’s mission to supply authentic content material that displays an genuine Black lens from a non-monolithic viewpoint, the productions will ignite solution-oriented discourse that provides a voice to usually unheard views.
“Whenever you take a look at the present information media panorama, most of it caters to audiences based mostly on political affiliation. In a world the place Black individuals endure disproportionately from inequalities in each class, you possibly can think about our info is cut up between crimson or blue – what’s clearly lacking and wanted is a Black perspective,” stated Detavio Samuels, CEO of REVOLT. “With the launch of RBN Studios, our aim is to execute our chairman’s imaginative and prescient of constructing a premier weekly information program anchored in reality that permits Black individuals to specific themselves freely and for all Black communities to get info that’s related to our evolution and survival—globally.”
Spearheaded by four-time Emmy nominated government producer and newly appointed President of RBN Studios, Monique Chenault, the full-service manufacturing operation will relaunch its highly effective flagship collection REVOLT Black Information Weekly. This highly effective program will function a trusted supply for viewers to entry in-depth reporting on tales that each problem and have a good time the Black neighborhood. On the helm of the collection will likely be host Neima Abdulahi, an Emmy award-nominated journalist who will break information that’s usually underreported.
“Viewers can count on REVOLT Black Information Weekly to show conventional information and opinion programming on its head. We’re decided to fulfill younger Black viewers at each intersection the place they’re on the lookout for enlightenment, context and perspective about all the problems that impression our tradition and communities,” stated Monique Chenault, President of REVOLT’s Information and Documentary. “We’re creating new, trendy codecs that embody and embrace all Black voices in a really cross-generational approach.”
RBN Studios is reimagining information and the format wherein it’s delivered. Whereas programming will give attention to Black views, every manufacturing will likely be a chance for viewers to entry unbiased info that may be a fruits of essential conversations and matters. With tradition is on the middle of all the things REVOLT creates, RBN Studios will likely be an extension that additional drives cultural impression throughout the diaspora.
“It has at all times been Sean Combs’ dream that we offer a balanced perspective that challenges our viewers to find their very own reality,” stated Samuels. “The staff we’ve constructed is exclusive and consists of world-class expertise—from throughout the Black diaspora—on either side of the digital camera, permitting us to credibly and authentically ship information from a worldwide Black perspective. That is an extension of REVOLT’s mission, so we’re going to deliver an edge and youthful perspective that’s reflective of the viewers and the tradition we serve.”
REVOLT Black Information Weekly will premiere on REVOLT’s linear TV channel on Thursday, February 24th with new episodes airing weekly at 9pm ET.