These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Black Agenda Report strongly Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with the socialist left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a slight lack of transparency and consistent one-sided reporting that denigrates the right and corporate left.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2006, Black Agenda Report is a news and opinion website and radio program. The founders are Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley and Leutisha Stills. According to their about page the managing editor is Bruce Dixon. Black Agenda Report covers news related to racism, labor, and socialist left-leaning policy.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Agenda Report does not clearly disclose ownership on the website. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features the tagline “News, Commentary and Analysis from the Black Left.” Upon review, this is a very fair description as most articles favor the left and are concerned with black issues. Headlines and articles feature emotionally loaded wording such as this Trump is Wrong, Joe Biden is not the “Radical Left.” He is an Enemy of Humanity. This story is properly sourced to CNN, Business Insider, and ABC News. As can be seen from this article they do not have a favorable opinion of establishment Democrats. Here is another example: Biden Offers Nothing But More War, Austerity and White Supremacy – Without Trump. While they do report negatively on President Trump, they usually do this in the context of exposing corporate centrist Democrats Why a United Front Against Trump is Dangerous Territory for the Left. The website also frequently promotes socialism, Socialism is Still the Way Forward: Combating Neo-Liberal Imperialist Lies. Editorially, Black Agenda Report aligns with the socialist left and reports news Mostly Factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Black Agenda Report strongly Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with the socialist left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a slight lack of transparency and consistent one-sided reporting that denigrates the right and corporate left. (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2016) Updated (9/16/2020)