DeShuna Spencer

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DeShuna Spencer
Founder + CEO/kweliTV

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network that curates undiscovered and award-winning indie films, documentaries, web series and children’s programming of the global black community.

She’s a radio host/producer of emPower Hour, a weekly social justice show on DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Previously, she served as founding publisher of emPower magazine where she launched the emPower Players Awards honoring community activists of color.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Spencer served as Director of Communications & Managing Editor for EdMarket.

A Memphis native, Spencer graduated from Jackson State University where she studied communications and journalism. She has written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune, the Crisis Magazine and AOL. A former AmeriCorps*VISTA and Chips Quinn Scholar, Spencer recently completed her first documentary, Mom Interrupted. She is a Halcyon Incubator Fellow and a Voqal Fellow. In 2017, Spencer was first place winner of the Harvard Business School African Business Conference Pitch Competition.