In this half-hour session at the National Newspaper Publishers Association / Zenger News 2021 Conference in February, BlackFacts.com CEO Dale Dowdie and CTO Ken Granderson share tips on how they organically grew and maintain a Social Media following of 200,000 for BlackFacts without external investors or staff – just some software tools and a part-time consultant.
We also describe how we are rebooting the Ethnic News Syndicate Platform we built that put Boston’s Bay State Banner online in 2001 to help grassroots and professional journalists, modern-day griots and other Truth-Tellers self-publish and syndicate their content across the globe for free or even at a profit.
25 Years of Teching While Black (The Future Is Now Conference, February 2021)
Blackfacts Founders Ken Granderson and Dale Dowdie discuss their unique history of 25 Years of being Unapologetically Black Technology Professionals and Entrepreneurs who have:
• Created boxed software products • Written code for NASA • Sold software online since the early 90s • Created Educational Software on Black History since 1995 • Put Black Communities online in the mid-90s • Put Black Newspapers online since 2001 • Built Technology Products for Fortune 100 Companies • Put the Government of a Caribbean Nation online in 2013 • Hired dozens and Launched the Careers of Several Independent Black Technologists • Created the World’s First and Largest Black History Encyclopedia in 1997 • Created a Content Management and Syndication Platform that is 100% Black Conceived, Created, Coded and Owned • And more…