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…
To the casual browser, BlackFacts.com may appear to be a garden variety Black History site.
But in reality, BlackFacts is an advanced content processing and syndication system driven by an advanced proprietary platform we built, and not ‘similar’ to other Black History sites that have nowhere near the scope of content, user reach nor the AI and syndication functionality that we have.
Launched in 1997, BlackFacts is not just the First Online Black History Encyclopedia, with over 200,000 Black History and Current News Articles, it the Largest Black Online Resource, and as the creation of Black Technologists with a 26-Year History of Creating Technology SOlutions that have put Black Communities and Black Caribbean governments online, BlackFacts stands alone as a World-Class Technology Platform created By Us, For Us, About Us, and Owned By Us – a Unique and Powerful example of what Truly Empowered Black Technologists are capable of.
As we continue to tell OUR Stories, BlackFacts.com is proud to highlight the significant roles that have been played by our Black Women as they have changed the landscape of Black History.
Our Black Women in Herstory Video Showcase tells the stories of 38 amazing Black Women – that’s one video for every day of March, and 7 more videos in recognition of the fact that despite all that women (of all ethnicities) do to contribute to, stabilize and save our societies, women in the US are still paid on average 18.9% less than their male counterparts.
We see you, we respect you, we appreciate you. We all go because you go, girls!
Visit our Black Women in Herstory Series at: https://blackfacts.com/women
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OK so maybe we don’t know when to quit, but since we have all this cool Black History content, we partnered with awesome folks behind the ‘One More Thing Before You Go’ Podcast do create another BlackFacts First – Daily Black History Facts via Podcast!