LA Times: Q&A For kweliTV, streaming (black content) is the new black

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 […]

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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 […]

Read more DC: DeShuna Spencer is building kweliTV, a streaming network featuring black voices

I was featured in an article by 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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