With the rise of platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, streaming content is the new black. But streaming can also, itself, be black. That, at least, is the goal of kweliTV, a Web-based subscription service that champions the stories by and about the global black community. Their motto: “Preserving the African Diaspora.”
“The actual owners of [mainstream media] typically don’t look like us,” said DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of the service. “Preserving it really means preserving it for ourselves because we know that a people who are in charge of their own content are going to tell their stories authentically versus someone that’s not a part of that community. They won’t preserve our stories as well as someone who looks like me.” Read the entire article.