The latest buzz all across social media has been about KweliTV. KweliTV (pronounced Kwal-lee) is a new and upcoming media streaming platform exclusively for the global black community.
Many are referring to it as the “black Netflix” because of the similarities of streaming content such as movies and documentaries from multiple devices while only paying a small monthly fee.
CEO Deshuna Spenser selected the name Kweli, Swahilian for “truth”, “to preserve the African Diaspora by sharing the true stories about our community, [and] not reinforce false stereotypes.”
Spenser is a graduate from Jackson State University with degrees in Communications and Journalism. She is also the founder and publisher of emPower magazine, an online magazine offering in-depth articles of issues that people of color face around the globe.
If you are tired of seeing people of color depicted in a negative light in some of these reality shows and sitcoms, KweliTV is for you! The platforms offers documentaries, independent films, educational content and more, all meant to uplift and educate the global black community.
Currently the beta site is active, allowing you to select one of three options: $.99/play, $2.99/mo or $19.99/year with each level unlocking more benefits. The official launch is not until December but now there’s an opportunity to try it for free for 30 days!
Do you have an idea you would like to get across to the black community around the World?KweliTV is now also accepting film and web show submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a perfect opportunity for new content creators and filmmakers to get their name out there! Also Indie films that may not have gotten accepted elsewhere could potentially get some light on this platform.
We believe this is very positive endeavor for Deshuna Spenser to have taken on in support of people of color everywhere and a way to educate the world at large. Will you be among the many checking out KweliTV?