Think Netflix meets Black cinema. That’s what prompted Spencer to launch kweliTV, a streaming service that specifically features Black independent films, documentaries, news, and other content that can’t easily be found elsewhere. For a small monthly fee, viewers can tap into Black entertainment spanning various genres, from shorts to dramas, science fiction films, and more.
When someone first suggested she start a Black-focused streaming service when she couldn’t find the type of content she was seeking, Spencer said she thought they were crazy. Fast forward nearly a decade, and she has over 39,000 users on the kweliTV platform, which can be accessed through various streaming devices and apps, including Roku, Apple TV, and Google Play.
“It’s always been about changing the narrative and using the narrative for healing, for education, for impact,” Spencer told Lifewire in a phone interview.