No Coverage: What Urban Media Has In Common With CNN And Fox

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Since the vicious shooting of 9 people at a bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, 7 churches have been burned. All 7 of those churches were primarily African-American. To be fair, 2 of the churches were said to have been struck by lighting. Although, those two were accidental, that still leaves 5 other African-American places of worship burned to the ground by Lord knows who.
That total jumped to 7 last night when Mount Zion AME in Greeleyville South Carolina was burned down.In 10 years, this is the second time a church had been burned, the last time was in 1995.
The crime was attributed to a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. Two people went to jail over the incident, one of them is  still imprisoned to this day.You would think this would be a big story on news outlets across the country, but that hasn’t been the case.

To put this in context, black churches are burning to the ground and have received less coverage than the CVS that was burning during the Baltimore riots, or the infamous Quik Trip gas station in Ferguson, Missouri.

As another group of Black Christians begin to regroup and get their lives and their faith back in order, the outrage is slowly start to pour out from the media. Yet, most major black outlets have been as silent as our mainstream contemporaries. It dawned on me this morning as I scrolled through my Twitter timeline and spotted some people discussing the lack of coverage about the church burnings on major outlets like CNN and FOX News.

“7 churches burn and not a word from CNN or FOX?”

“They can cover a riot, but 7 churches burn and nothing #Foxnews #CNN”

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