"The voice of the voiceless" and "the prophet of rage" are just some of the things his subscription-paying listeners say about "America's Independent Voice" Professor Rob Redding.
Redding is well-regarded by scores of the world's most intelligent subscription-paying listeners living in 24 states due to his bold views on "Redding News Review Unrestricted" talk show via his 24-7 news site ReddingNewsReview.com.
These subscribers get "Redding News Review Unrestricted" because he has been the most listened to black independent talk show host in the country for years. He has been heard six days a week for nearly half decade and more than 420 episodes in all 50 states via Sirius XM Satellite Radio and via syndication for more than 6 years and 3,600 hours. Finally, they get "Redding News Review Unrestricted" because his reports and positions on issues have been continually nationally recognized and award-wining.
Because of his listeners, "Redding News Review Unrestricted" is now shaking up the talk radio industry with daily broadcasts from ReddingNewsReview.com. ReddingNewsReview.com is his award-winning subscriber-supported and the Web's oldest black news aggregation Web site. Called a "clearinghouse for African American news" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper and the "vanguard of Internet news sites" by AllAccess.com,ReddingNewsReview.com has garnered three consecutive "Black Web Awards".
He has also won other top honors, including an gold ADDY and an Associated Press award for Internet news. Talkersmagazine noted his uniquely Independent views on government by listing him as one of the "100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts In America."
In 2017, the show won an award from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for its segment by Dr. Tommy Curry on "Killing Whites." He has been subsequently featured in the Guardian newspaper as result.
What's more, Redding has been called one of the most "respected names in the media," by urban magazine Upscale and "one of the most intellectual and intriguing radio talk show hosts since Tavis Smiley," by urban industry authority Radio Facts. Rolling Out magazine says: "Rob Redding brings a unique brand of political analysis and socially uplifting message to Atlanta airwaves and other cities."
Other notable highlights of his broadcasting dedication include: Spending his first years in broadcasting as a top-rated hip-hop radio personality in Macon, Ga. – a city that is famous for another family member, Otis Redding. As a radio personality, he was first to record multi-platinum selling rapper Bubba Sparxxx - on Redding’s album "Tony Smoove's Aircheck Volume 1."Sometime after leaving music radio for talk, he became one of the few, if not only, black program directors of a mainstream talk radio station, KMLB-AM in Monroe, La. from August 2009 to August 2010. Around that same time, he became the narrator of the film "Stay Brady Stay", which has been screened at numerous movie festivals and aired on Louisiana Public Broadcasting for three years. Redding is the founder of BlackTalkers.com, a Web site covering the black talk radio community. He has also been a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, National Public Radio and C-SPAN. He has been quoted in some of the world's top newspapers – from France's Libération to the Washington Post and Politico newspapers.
He does not just do radio, the occasional TV appearance and appear in other people's articles, he has written plenty of his own articles outside of ReddingNewsReview.com. He spent nearly three years as a political reporter at the Washington Timesand other publications. (He previously worked at the Macon Telegraph, the Prince George’s Journal, the Prince George’s Gazette and the Prince George’s Sentinel.) He left The Times to diversify his politically independent résumé to become the communications director for a major Democratic campaign.
This prolific writer is also the author of nine consecutive best selling books, two best selling albums and a best selling diet guide.
Redding's most recent book, Out Loud was his tell-all autobiography. The Brook - half broadcast and half book - was released on Oct. 13, 2017 exclusively to his talk show subscribers and to the entire nation on Nov. 6th. The Brook has debuted at No. 2 on "Amazon.com Hot New Releases Gay and Lesbian Biographies and Memoirs." The book matched his most successful books Sinister Citizen and Not a Nonviolent Negro by being ranked in the Top 100 for five straight weeks. The book has been called "shocking" by CBS. The NYC GAYLETTER called the book "juicy" just after Redding pulled it from Amazon in January of 2018 and making it only available for a short time on his website ReddingNewsReview.com.
Sinister Citizen was his first fiction book ever. The book, released on March 13, 2017 deals with President Trump's America. The book has been called "fascinating" by KKXX. The book peaked on the Top 30 on "Amazon.com Hot New Releases LGBT Short Reads" and is his first ever title to rank in the Top 50 in pre-orders on the same list. The book matched his most successful book Not a Nonviolent Negro by being ranked in the Top 100 for five straight weeks on the "Amazon.com Hot New Releases LGBT Short Reads."
Redding's book, Why Black Lives Matter: How Borigination explains how to get police and whites to treat blacks like peoplewas officially released on July 6, 2015, but peaked at the top of multiple charts on Amazon.com two days ahead that when it was exclusively released to subscribers of his talk show and website on July 3. The book surged to No. 1 on Amazon.com "Hot New Releases" in "Philosophy and Reference" and "Philosophy and Criticism" categories and rose to No. 2 in "Philosophy and Criticism" and "No. 3 in "Philosophy and Reference" respectively among Amazon.com's Best Sellers lists. This was also the first time Redding has topped the Amazon.com "Hot New Releases" in "Philosophy and Reference" list since his 2012 release of his book Disrupter. The foreword was also pinned by Dr. Lewis R. Gordon, who also wrote a foreword for Redding's book Resurrection.
A year earlier, Redding's Unthinkable: Poems, Philosophies and Paintings, released on July 7, 2014, peaked on July 13 on Amazon "Hot New Releases" at "No. 4" in "Art and Painting" and "No. 7" in "Reference and Quotations." It also ranked "No. 27" in "Art and Painting" and "No. 47" in "Reference and Quotations" respectively on Amazon.com's Best Sellers lists. The book was provided for free to subscribers of Redding's talk show and website.
Redding's Not a Nonviolent Negro: How I Survived Obama, is still his most successful to date debuting at No. 1 on Amazon.com in three categories in March 2013. The book, which was released on March 5, was on No. 1 on Amazon.com "Best Sellers List" in "Nationalism" and "Hot New Releases" in the "Social Philosophy" and "Nationalism" categories respectfully. The book also has a soundtrack Not a Nonviolent Negro which also debuted on Amazon.com at No. 1 among "Hot New Releases" in "Disco". The book and album were released on the same day.
The Not a Nonviolent Negro album was a follow up to his dance album Unleash the Whip!, which was released on Dec. 4, 2012 on iTunes and Amazon.com via CD Baby. The album, which also takes portions of his talk show and sets them to heavy dance beats, reached No. 2 on Amazon.com "Hot New Releases" in the "DJ & Dance" "House" category and got 3 1/2 stars from former About.com dance music critic Jimi Bruce.
Redding's second most successful book, Disrupter: Pathway to Political Independence, debuted at No. 1 on Amazon.com Hot New Releases - Political Reference list on Aug. 13, 2012 and remained there for more than a week. The book is considered a reference guide for independents and includes parts of Redding's life story.
His e-book, Resurrection: A Historical Anthology of two Forgotten African American Philosophers reached No. 3 on the Amazon.com "Hot New Releases" list in less than a week after it was released in April 2012. The foreword was pinned by Dr. Lewis R. Gordon.
That same month, his One a Day Fade Away diet e-guidehit No. 29 on "Amazon's Best Sellers" list.
His e-book, Where's the Change?: Why Neither Obama, nor the GOP Can Solve America's Problems, has been ranked number 30 on the Amazon.com "Top 100" for best sellers less than one month after it was released in January of 2012.
He has also authored the critically acclaimed e-book, Hired Hatred: Why politicians and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government." His independent manifesto is said to "invoke an activist spirit," according to a review in 2005 by New York's Black Star News. The book peaked at No. 3 on the "Amazon.com Best Sellers" list on March 16, 2013.
Redding, who is a professor at several universities in New York City, is known for his thesis "Black Voices, White Power: Members of the Black press make meaning of media hegemony."He wrote the thesis while earning his Master's of Arts in Communication Studies. It was published in the Journal of Black Studies in March of 2017. He has also pinned the "Resolution of Risk," which was first used at the International Public Debate Association's National Tournament., after being published in the organization's peer-reviewed publication, The Journal of the International Public Debate Association. The paper was presented by Redding before a packed audience at Bossier Parish Community College.
He has lectured at Temple University, the University of Maryland in College Park, Connecticut College, Morris Brown College in Georgia and Howard Community College in Maryland. He has been studied by the communication school at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium in 2014 and a dissertations for The University of Missouri in 2018 and Florida State University in 2007. In 2012, Stanford University selected Redding as John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship Semifinalist for his journalism innovation.
He has also served as a panelist for the National Association for Black Journalist, a keynote speaker for the National Council of Negro Women Metropolitan Atlanta Section and the Atlanta Urban Media Makers.
Finally, in an apparent attempt to be a well-rounded renaissance man, he has won acclaim as an abstract artist. A professional-selling painter since age 12, he has shown in Europe and beyond. He work has been called "iconic" by NYC art critic Per Larson and "trademark" by NY Art Beat. "It is always an event anytime Rob Redding's smear paintings are featured," writes John Blee, a respected critic and artist.