Literature, Culture and the Arts
Thank you for your interest in Africa World Press, Inc. & The Red Sea Press, Inc.
In business since 1983, our mission is to provide high quality literature on the history, culture,
politics of Africa and the African Diaspora. You will find that our books enlighten, educate and engage. We hope you will enjoy your visit to www.africaworldpressbooks.com and visit often!
We will be adding extra features over the next few months, so come back regularly.
You can contact us at Africa World Press, Inc. and The Red Sea Press, Inc...
Why We Exist
kweliTV \\ Our Culture. Curated.
kweliTV allows you to discover and celebrate black stories from around the world through curated independent films, documentaries, web series, kids programming, news, and events/live experiences.
The global black community refers to the communities throughout the world of African descent who are comprised of unique cultures and histories from North America, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.
We aim to showcase high-quality content (independent film, news, web shows, kids programming, documentaries and more) produced by independent, globally diverse and unique filmmakers and journalists who aim to share their stories and truths with the world.
98 percent of our films have been official selections at film festivals and more than half are award-winning.
Did you know that 60% of our revenue goes to our 300+ content creators every quarter? A large portion of your subscription supports the filmmakers who create the content you watch on kweliTV!
#streamingfortheculture // #bingeontheculture // #kweliandkickit // #kweli
Kweli means “Truth” in Swahili.
Our mission is to curate and create content that is a true reflection of the global black experience versus what we may sometimes see in mainstream media.
// We created kweliTV to provide a space to share & celebrate the excellence of black culture globally.
// We created kweliTV to be a platform that empowers filmmakers — who create awesome content focused on the issues and stories of the black experience — by paying them for their work.
// We created kweliTV to be a catalyst for change: a space where big ideas are shared and implemented; a place that is a mixture of entertainment and education.
//We created kweliTV to take control of our media and give our thought-leaders, journalists, filmmakers, activists, teachers, historians, designers, etc., a space to have a voice.
Through our collective content, we hope to share the African Diaspora experience with all!
kweliTV is 100% black-owned.
Dedicated to the issue, stories and culture of the global black community.
Meet kweliTV's Founder & CEO
No matter where I go or who I meet, I get asked the same question: "Why did you start kweliTV?"
The inspiration for kweliTV came one evening while flipping through what felt like 100 cable channels back in 2012. I was frustrated with the same tired stereotypes, lack of diversity in TV shows and movies as well as the few choices of content that focused on issues important to me... READ MORE from DeShuna.
kweliTV is more than the 'Black Netflix' we're a community, a movement.
By joining kweliTV, you not only have access to dope content from indie content creators, you also become a part of our community and receive perks, access to events and more. In addition, 60% of your subscription dollars goes to 300+ filmmakers on the platform.
Read who's talking about kweliTV here!
For press-related inquiries, email us at [email protected]
kweliTV Apps!Amazon Fire / Roku / Apple TV / Android TV / GooglePlay for Android / iOS / Chromecast
We're building a squad of national and international brands that sell products and services online. The mission of the "kweliDEALS" partnership is to promote business owners of African descent through our video platform. Through the partnership, companies offer a one-time or recurring 10-20% discount to their product or service to our paid subscribers. There is no fee associated with becoming a "kweliDEALS" partner.
"IT’S A THOROUGH HISTORY OF THE EFFORT TO RESTRICT AND SHAME BLACK MOBILITY, AND IT’S A MUST-WATCH. THE ABILITY TO RELATE TO ANOTHER PERSON’S EXPERIENCE IS HOW EMPATHY IS INSPIRED. AND A DOCUMENTARY LIKE “DRIVING WHILE BLACK” WHICH IS TRUTHFUL AND AND URGENT, HAS THE POWER TO BRING ABOUT REAL AND NECESSARY SOCIAL CHANGE." -TAMBAY OBENSON, INDIEWIRE “EYE-OPENING. REVELATORY.” – ERIC DEGGANS, NPR“DRIVING WHILE BLACK STRIKES A FASCINATING BALANCE BETWEEN NEVER LOSING TRACK OF THE RACISM OF JIM CROW AND CELEBRATING SOME OF THE BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP IT INSPIRED.” – DANIEL FIENBERG, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
About BDO — Where Wellness & Culture Connect
BDO is the leading health and wellness destination for people of color. We leverage culture, content and technology to transform people’s lives for the better. Editorially, BDO shares culturally relevant tips and strategies on health, wellness, lifestyle and longevity.
BDO: Where Wellness & Culture Connect
Culture describes the ‘way of life’ for a specific group of people — the outlook, attitudes, values and customs shared by a society.
Wellness is the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
All of this is combined to create the ideal platform that speaks to our audience in a way that inspires, motivates and informs them every day. With a heavy emphasis on “how to do it, you can do it” content, BDO has earned the trust of Black consumers everywhere who were simply waiting for someone to speak to them with a voice they can trust and a language they can understand.
BDO’s editorial advisers represent some of the leading physicians and health experts in their field. BDO also boasts the largest database of culturally sensitive doctors who are committed to treating all patients fairly regardless of race or creed.
Reginald Ware, CEO Reginald Ware, CEO Most of Reggie Ware’s career has been spent fighting health disparities for Black Americans by educating, informing and inspiring them to make better decisions about their health and understanding that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to healthcare. Black people’s health needs are different and require a different gameplan, one that leverages culture, content and technology to improve health outcomes.
As CEO of BlackDoctor.org (BDO), Ware and his team produce more culturally relevant health content for Black consumers than anyone else in the country. BDO is the nation’s largest and most trusted health and wellness destination for Black Americans. After 15 years of service, BDO reaches 19 million people per month on its platform, is the most trusted health resource for Black people and has more Facebook followers than WebMD. BDO also boasts the largest database of Black doctors and most are a part of our free doctor search tool, which allows users to find culturally-sensitive doctors in their area. This unique website is full of more than 10,000 articles and videos.
Ware’s previous media experience includes being the founder and publisher of Heart & Soul magazine, which was the nation’s first national health magazine for Black women. Under Ware’s guidance, H&S magazine reached over 1 million people per month and was among the largest magazines targeted to Black women.
Ware also oversaw the launch of two Television properties for Black Enterprise. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of Arizona, which he attended on a football scholarship. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and now resides in Chicago, IL.
Please contact Reggie at [email protected]
Across America by State
Find and or Submit locations, dates and times, per State, of upcoming events; community gatherings; organizations; rallies and/or meetings, pertaining to unifying us as African Americans, with All Americans, creating unity to fight against the injustices of racism, hatred, inequalities, and discrimination. To provide your state information please see our contact page and leave a message or e-mail to [email protected]
Please click on the state you are interested in to view that state's information:
VOTE by the Ballot Box
State by State drop off locations
America’s state-based voting laws are complicated, and the Stanford-MIT Healthy Election Project has compiled information on all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) to help explain the state-to-state differences in ballot drop-off options. Our analysis uses secretary of state websites, other official government documents, phone calls and emails to election officials, and local media reports to answer the following four questions for each state:
- Does the state have ballot drop boxes available?
- Can voters drop off completed ballots at in-person early voting sites?
- Can voters drop off completed ballots at polling places on Election Day?
Can voters drop off completed ballots at other locations (including election offices, court houses and so on)?
roducts, services, or team members to visitors. Double click the images to choose one that represents what you are highlighting. Click the green + button at the bottom to add a new row.
Black Owned Businesses are listed within each state's page in below Protest section excluding the District of Columbia, Washington, DC which is linked here https://www.supportblackowned.com/states/dc . The following is from SupportBlackOwned.com:
Support Black Owned, Presents the Numbers
According to a recent study by the Nielson Company, African Americans will have $1.1 trillion in collective buying power by 2015 (increasing to about $1.3 trillion by 2017), increasing our impact on the economy.
Nielson also reports that African-American consumers have unique behaviors from the total market. For example they're more aggressive consumers of media and they shop more frequently. Blacks watch more television(37%), make more shopping trips(8), purchase more ethnic beauty and grooming products(nine times more), read more financial magazines(28%), and spend more than twice the time at personal hosted websites than any other group.
According to NAACP "Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for 30 days, in Jewish communities apporximately 20 days, and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!! African American buying power is at $1.1 trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black owned businesses."
To provide Black business owners with assistance in gaining more visibility in today's economical market place. We achieve this by offering many services, some free of charge, which allow businesses to introduce themselves to consumers locally and world wide.
Unity is a means to provide a better living for all Black people. If we begin to support each other financially and mentally there is no limit to the achievements which can be made in our neighborhoods and communities. We can begin to build wealth which can be transferable to future generations.
Support Black Owned is a powerful tool which allows Black owned businesses to brand and market themselves to consumers. Consumers are able to find and locate businesses which they hadn't known about, as well as provide feedback such as rating and reviewing of our businesses.
above excerpts from about us page on below link.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS & UPWARD MOBILITY
for the Culture.
A mobile banking experience made for Black and Latinx customers.
RYAN GLOVER FOUNDER
Ryan Glover has more than 20 years of experience delivering products focused on the African American community. In 2011, he started Bounce TV, the first African American nationwide broadcast network. He also founded Noontime Records, a label responsible for more than a dozen Billboard No. 1 hits.
AMB. ANDREW YOUNG CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
As an activist, Atlanta Mayor and US Congressman, groundbreaking ambassador, social entrepreneur, and adviser to presidents Ambassador Young helped negotiate the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today he supports sustainable economic development, expands educational opportunities and alleviates hunger and poverty throughout the world.
MICHAEL RENDER CO-FOUNDER
Activist, rapper, businessman, actor and songwriter, Michael Render, also known as Killer Mike, founded Grind Time Official Records and started the #BankBlack movement that encourages African American families, businesses and allies to utilize Black-owned banks.
Pay it forward.
1. Feed a Family
Feed 5 meals to a family through Goodr when you create an account.
2. Donate to Non-Profits
Give to UNCF and NAACP through spare change round-ups.
3. Small Business Grants
We gift $10,000 every month to a Black or Latinx business.
Very simply, we don’t charge you hidden fees to give us your money. And we don’t have overdraft fees. You made it. You keep it. You prosper.
In your hand.
SAVINGS & SPENDING ACCOUNTS
APPLE & ANDROID PAY
GLOBAL ATM NETWORK
NO HIDDEN FEES
TWO-DAY EARLY PAY
SOGAL & Howard University
is All About
Black Women Entrepreneurs
& Are $$Partnering$$ to Prove it
Black Entrepreneurs Matter.
Black women entrepreneurs receive less than .5% of venture capital funding. We are standing up to help change that.
Black women founders are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs out of any throughout history. These founders are best equipped to solve some of the world’s largest unmet needs, and have a legacy of reinvesting in their communities and creating intergenerational wealth. However, Black women entrepreneurs are met with the greatest barriers to accessing capital. This is bullshit.
This perpetual systemic discrimination, the unwillingness & inability of Silicon Valley and venture capitalists to effectively diversify their investments, the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs of color, and generations of inequities against Black people are absolutely inexcusable.
SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.
SoGal Foundation has also partnered with Howard University to award (5) $2,000 cash grants to Howard University student entrepreneurs. Students will receive their grants at the end of the Fall 2020 semester.
Awardees will also receive tactical help navigating the fundraising environment at large so that they will have a more equitable opportunity at scaling the next billion dollar idea. They will also receive lifetime “ask-me-anything” access to the SoGal Foundation and SoGal Ventures teams. We know this is a small start, and we are hopeful that it will grow. We believe in a brighter future where the next world changing business does not go unrealized because of systemic discrimination.
To qualify, you should:
– self-identify as a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur (inclusive of multiracial Black women and multiracial Black nonbinary folks)
– have a legally registered business
– plan to seek investor financing in order to scale, now or in the future
– have a scalable, high-impact solution or idea with the ambition to be the next billion dollar business.
If you are a founder, venture capitalist, or leader that wants to contribute in funding a grant to a Black woman or nonbinary entrepreneur, please email [email protected] Your contribution is tax-deductible. 100% of funds donated to this project will be granted directly to these founders. Black Lives Matter.
This application is rolling, with new grantees awarded at the end of each month.
SoGal Black Founder Startup Grant Application
There is no need to include any additional information, as it will not be reviewed. Grantees will be chosen at random. Applications are rolling.