ReddingNewsReview.com is home to radical
media innovation and unbridled independent and award-winning
Redding News Review is the oldest black news
aggregation Web site in the world. Over the last 18 years, it's award-wining
staff is responsible for
breaking some of the biggest news stories - from President Obama's run being
thwarted to opening a dialog about diversity in TV news. It is also the
exclusive home of founder
Redding new talk radio show "Redding News Review Unrestricted",
the first and most successful stand-alone subscription-supported talk radio show, made possible by the black Web's first
Redding started the groundbreaking black news site
started as X-Political.com in 1999 and renamed Redding News Review on March 25, 2002 to complement his
radio program while at
In 2017, the site
garnered international attention when
broke news that Cover Girl James Charles had racist Instagram
posts about blacks, Indians and Mexicans. The exclusive was reported in the
Metro newspaper in London.
In 2014, the site broke news that Chick-fil-A
founder S. Truett Cathy was near death. He died a week later.
In 2008, the Web site - which has been called "an Internet clearinghouse for
African-American news," by the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - was the first to report former Mayor
Andrew Young's comments on Senator
Barack Obama not being ready to be president. The site has also been
called the "vanguard of Internet news sites" by AllAccess.com writer Perry
In December 2004, the site's breaking news coverage prompted
anchor and managing editor, to apologize for saying there are "bigger
problems" than newsroom diversity. The Web site's coverage also spurred NBC
Neal Shapiro to vow to redouble the company's minority hiring efforts.
The Web site has also been considered a leader in news
aggregation, due to winning numerous awards in the area. It won Black Web
Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Finally, it continues to lead the Internet by becoming the
first black subscriber-supported Web site on Oct. 19, 2013. The move means
all of its exclusives are still public, all information about the Web site
and radio show of the same name are also public and some top news headlines
public. However, only Web site subscribers can view hundreds of
up-to-the-minute researched headlines.