Redding Jr. has been the most listened to black
independent talk show host in the United States of America,
heard six days a week in all 50 states via
and on numerous
radio stations from Atlanta to Philadelphia.
Redding is internationally known for his
award-winning ReddingNewsReview.com-based news
reports, authoring five best-selling books, two best-selling
albums, critically acclaimed abstract artist and
being a respected social entrepreneur.
Known to his
radio listeners as
"America's Independent Voice",
he is the
founding editor and publisher of the
award-winning nonpartisan black news Web site, ReddingNewsReview.com.
The Web site
called a "clearinghouse for African American
news" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
newspaper and it has garnered three consecutive "Black Web Awards". ReddingNewsReview.com's
headlines are used on his six-day-a-week
syndicated radio show of the same name. The show, which
has listeners in all 50 states, due to his
nearly half decade and more than 420 episodes on Sirius XM
Satellite Radio, is heard on numerous great
In 2012, Stanford University selected him as
Semifinalist for his journalism innovation.
He has also won
other top honors, including an gold ADDY and an
Associated Press award for Internet news.
Talkers magazine noted his
uniquely Independent views on government by
listing him as one of the "100 Most Important
Radio Talk Hosts In America."
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.
magazine says: "Rob Redding brings a unique
brand of political analysis and socially
uplifting message to Atlanta airwaves and other
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
music radio for talk, he became one of the few,
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 is scheduled to air 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
Channel, National Public Radio and C-SPAN. He
has been quoted in some of the world's top
newspapers – from
the San Francisco Chronicle, Politico
to the Baltimore Sun newspapers.
He does not just
do radio, the occasional TV appearance and
appear in other people 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
Times and 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 at Democrat
D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown’s Mayoral
writer is also the author of five consecutive
best selling books, two best selling albums and
a best selling diet guide.
Redding's most recent book, "Not a Nonviolent
Negro: How I Survived Obama" debuted 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
It is his most successful book to date. 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
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.
e-book, Resurrection: A Historical Anthology of
two Forgotten African American Philosophers
No. 3 on the Amazon.com
"Hot New Releases"
list in less
than a week after it was released in April 2012.
That same month,
his "One a Day Fade Away" diet e-guide
hit No. 29 on "Amazon's
Best Sellers" list.
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,
Hatred: Why politicians and the political
prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from
written to complement his founding of
is said to "invoke an activist spirit,"
according to a review in
2005 by New
York's Black Star News.
book peaked at
No. 3 on the "Amazon.com
Best Sellers" list on March 16, 2013.
His more academic
writings include, being the creator of 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.
He has lectured at Temple
University of Maryland in College Park,
Connecticut College, Morris
Brown College in Georgia and Howard Community
College in Maryland. 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
Finally, in an apparent
attempt to be a well-rounded renaissance man, he
has won acclaim as an abstract artist. Redding
has been an
abstract "Smear" painter
since age 12.
"It is always an event
anytime Rob Redding's smear paintings are
featured," writes John Blee, a respected critic