Move over, Netflix. Kweli.tv is here to stay. KweliTV is a streaming media platform for black film creators all over the world to make their work public, get feedback and make money from its circulation. Not only is KweliTV completely black-owned and founded by a black woman (DeShuna Spencer), but all of its content is carefully handpicked to bring a positive contribution to the black community.
Also, almost all of the content that is available for streaming on the platform has been officially selected at international film festivals.
KweliTV hopes to change the popular narratives about the black community and tell both positive and authentic stories from the black perspective. According to Color of Change, black families represent nearly 60% of the poor in mainstream media, although they make up only about 30% of low-income people in the United States. This is only one of the ways mainstream media distorts the narrative about black people, black families and black women in particular. Not only are black women disproportionately represented in fashion magazines, television shows and films, but when we actually are given roles they are usually roles that degrade and dehumanize us.