Diary of a (Mad) Black Woman Without VC Funding

Recently, Fast Company published “Black, Female Funding Stories,” an article that chronicled two of the 11 black female founders who have raised $1 million in funding. As a black female founder, I was eager to dive into how these women were able to pull off what most of us have not been able to do. […]

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Black Girl Nerds: kweliTV – Internet TV Streaming For Us

Take the word Africa. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Famine? Warlords? AIDS? Without thinking, what comes to mind when you hear the words “Black America”? Welfare? Poverty? Anger? Fatherless? Thug? The black community is all too familiar with these stereotypes. What they also know is that they do not make up […]

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Elevation DC Magazine: ‘Netflix for the global black community’ to debut in May from Alexandria-based entrepreneur

DeShuna Spencer, a resident of Alexandria, Va. and founder of emPower Magazine, is in the running to win $50k through Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge. On the line is an opportunity to grow her latest venture that may revolutionize the way African Americans consume media. kweliTV is an interactive, streaming network offering on-demand indie […]

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