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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Technical.ly DC: DeShuna Spencer is building kweliTV, a streaming network featuring black voices

I was featured in an article by Technical.ly DC about my new start-up, kweliTV. Check it out: DeShuna Spencer has a pretty good idea of what programs she wants to host on kweliTV, a stealth-mode streaming network aimed at black audiences. There will be independent films, from Nigeria perhaps. There will be news, black fashion, up-and-coming performers, […]

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Washington Informer Feature: Millennials Lead ‘Black Out’ During MLK Holiday

I was interviewed for an article by The Washington Informer about my new business venture, kweliTV, being chosen to receive free marketing services from young professionals in the DC area during MLK Holiday service project. Check it out: DeShuna Spencer shared Adofo’s sentiments. Spencer, a journalist and filmmaker, visited Sankofa in the hopes of developing […]

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DeShuna Spencer Wins $20,000 NewU/Ford Foundation Grant for kweliTV

The New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY project announced today that its two 2014 seed grant winners have been selected based on a weighted judges vote (90%) combined with a crowd-sourced peer vote (10%). After the public vote concluded, a panel of esteemed, anonymous industry judges reviewed all candidates’ submissions and revised video pitches, […]

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Why #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Teaches A Great Lesson on Black Stereotypes

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousands words; but is it really? After Trayvon Martin’s murder in 2012 finally made national news after pressure from the public, depending on the media outlet, you saw two versions of Trayvon: the “typical American teenager” photo that showed a smiling Trayvon being embraced by his […]

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What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

I went to an entrepreneurship conference a few weeks ago and a workshop leader asked each attendee to pick a partner and look at each other in the eye. One person’s role was to talk about their business goals, while the other person listened. Every time the person with the aspirations spoke, the other’s job […]

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emPower Hour, 89.3 FM WPFW

emPower Hour is a radio show Produced and Hosted by DeShuna Spencer on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC. The weekly program is an interactive, fast-paced social justice program that tackles issues facing her community, highlights individuals in the DC metropolitan area who are impacting their communities, and actively emPower Hour occurs every Thursday at […]

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