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DeShuna Spencer’s Frustration at the Lack of Black Content On-screen Spurred her to Create

So she created a streaming video app for Black films and television from around the world. KweliTV now has nearly 36,000 users and aims to distribute stories centered on Black characters and experiences not typically portrayed in mainstream media. The streaming app is available on platforms including Amazon Fire, Roku and Apple TV. Viewers can watch indie films, news, children’s programmes and more. Many of them have African roots. In Swahili, “Kweli” means truth, the reality of things. “There are so many African languages, but no matter your race, people know that Swahilli is African language. So that was number one- Swahili. I kind of went with that because I knew I wanted a name that really spoke to what the overall mission of KweliTV is.” A new batch of films and series was released on the service on October 7th.