DeShuna Spencer: Changing the Narrative About Black Entertainment

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DeShuna Spencer: Changing the Narrative About Black Entertainment

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. 

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“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.

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