The future is streaming, and DeShuna Spencer is making sure it’s in Full Color. Kweli.tv is a cultivated, curated collection of content made by leading black filmmakers, actors, directors, and documentarians. The platform speaks to the unmet demands in the home streaming market, and Spencer’s success is proof that audiences (and investors) are eager to push digital delivery into new frontiers.
DeShuna Spencer is the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network that curates undiscovered and award-winning indie films, documentaries, web series and children’s programming of the global black community; and she’s a radio host/producer of emPower Hour, a weekly social justice show on DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Previously, she served as founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she launched the emPower Players Awards honoring community activists of color. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Spencer served as Director of Communications & Managing Editor for EdMarket. A Memphis native, Spencer graduated from Jackson State University where she studied communications and journalism. She has written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune, the Crisis Magazine and AOL. A former AmeriCorps*VISTA and Chips Quinn Scholar, Spencer recently completed her first documentary, Mom Interrupted. She is a Spring 2017 Halcyon Incubator Fellow, a 2017 Voqal Fellow and winner of the 2017 Harvard Business School African Business Conference Pitch Competition.