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Youtube is going back to its core roots. The video-streaming giant has announced that it will return to the real reason it was created in the first place — to serve as a home to creatives with a focus on user-generated content. While the platform has spent the past six or more years building a hub for original programming with the likes of Patricia Bright hosting their own ‘Youtube Original’ shows – this news reveals that they will scale back and put the funds back into programs that were built with

With over 93,000 members, the Black Fathers group has grown into one of the largest groups of dads on Facebook. It was launched by Matt Prestbury in 2008 after he grew increasingly frustrated with the notion that ‘Black fathers weren’t around.’ He knew there were involved Black fathers across the US and the globe – so he set up a group so they could all connect with one another using Facebook. “When I got on Facebook, I figured that was the best opportunity for us to present positive images of black

Forbes has just released its list of highest TikTok earners, and none of them are Black despite Khaby Lame being one of the app’s most-followed social media personalities. The platform’s highest-paid influencers collectively hauled in $55.5 million in 2021, a 200% increase from a year earlier. One of the top accounts on the app belongs to Khaby Lame, who has nearly 127 million followers on the platform as of this writing. This is slightly less than Charli D’Amelio, who has 133 million followers — just about 6 million more than Lame. Yet,

Kenyan-based startup Wowzi — created to transform social media users into brand influencers — has secured $3.2 million in its latest seed round. Africa-focused venture capital firm 4DX Ventures led the round. Other investors include ​To.org, Golden Palm Investments, LoftyInc Capital, Afropreneur Angels, and Future Africa. Andela co-founder Christina Sass and former Andela executives Jessica Chervin and Justin Ziegler. The new funds will spearhead operations in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa to fulfill its goal to expand beyond their current scope of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.  The platform is designed to help brands automate

Black people produce and share substantially more content than other groups on Facebook. While Facebook Stories has low usage in most of the U.S., it has “clusters of intense production” in places with a high concentration of African Americans, such as the arc in the Southeast known as the Black Belt, Facebook research found. But increasingly, the community seems to be turning away from the app. The number of Black monthly users on Facebook declined 2.7% in a single month to 17.3 million adults, according to a research report, “Industry Update on

Tech companies are leaving in place disinformation in Spanish or failing to flag fake news on social media platforms after they remove or issue warnings about identical posts in English, according to lawmakers and anti-disinformation activists. On Wednesday – dozens of people joined in on discussions about the spread of online disinformation in Spanish and other languages brewing on major tech platforms. It comes months after NBC News first reported on a rise in Spanish-language disinformation online and on the radio amid the surge of the delta variant of Covid-19. It also follows

Tiktok has teamed up with MACRO again for a first-of-its-kind grant designed specifically with Black creatives in mind. As an extension of the TikTok for Black Creatives creator incubator program, the social media giant is providing creators and artists with career-building resources that will help them thrive on TikTok and in real life. “Our aim is to ensure Black creatives and artists have the resources they need to reach new heights in their careers and spearhead innovation in their respective industries,” said Kudzi Chikumbu, Director of Creator Community at TikTok, in an official statement. 

The recent events where Davido asked his loyal fans, friends, and colleagues for money – raising a whopping 200M Naira, which will be distributed to organizations helping vulnerable Nigerians, has shown the power of technology and how it can be used for good. On November 17 – the musician took to Instagram and Twitter and asked fans and friends who believe “I’ve given you a hit song” to send money to a bank account he detailed under his name. He asked them to send one million nairas each, and they

The popular app, known for its collaborations with the VERZUZ brand, has launched a funding program that will provide Black creators $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in company equity per month on the app. The contracts with the creators begin on January 1, and participants are required to sign a one-year contract with the app to qualify for the payments. The program is called the Triller Assembly for Black Creators. It aims to empower Black creators and talent to deepen the pipeline of Black-owned content across entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, and sports. “Triller and

Hosanna Hali, also well-known as the fairy tech mother, is a technology strategist at Microsoft and the founder of her own platform, “The Tech Cornr” which she uses to give advice on how to get into the industry. The 26-year-old Londoner sat down with POCIT to give the rundown on all things tech and social media. Okay, so let’s get straight into it. You’ve got almost 35K followers on social media and you’ve built a loyal community of tech lovers who turn to you for advice about the industry..had you

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