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Forget Netflix, here are black-owned streaming services that will give you original black content

August 10, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Culture

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 10, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Culture

A screenshot of Brown Sugar, Credit: apple.itunes.com

The digital age has given rise to the easy dispersion and availability of information and entertainment.

The streaming boom that has accompanied it has made room for big mainstream services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime to chalk immense successes, growing the industry rapidly over the past decade.

However, these giant streaming companies often do not host content that portrays black people and black culture in a flattering light.

Due to this, some people have taken it upon themselves to create alternatives to the mainstream platforms; streaming services that are focused on telling African and Afro-Diaspora stories and preserving the story-telling parts of these cultures.

Mobile devices are commonplace nowadays, making streaming a norm and, in certain instances, even, a necessity. So if the mainstream services are not satisfying your cultural needs or are churning out content you would rather do without, or you are just looking for some diversity in your entertainment lineup, it only makes sense that you look to satisfy your needs elsewhere.

Here is an unordered list of 10 such streaming services that traffic in African and Afro-Diaspora content:

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