The Front Porch : Black Web Sites That Have Died

panafrica

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This needs to be in the open forum or better yet on the front porch or a sticky thread at the top of each forum. The tragic closings of our black owned sites are further proof of how important Destee.com is, and why it needs to stay around for a long time...I want my 2 year to be posting on this site 16 years from now...let's make that a reality!
 

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i MUCH AGREE HOW SO MANY HAS CLOSED DOORS NOW , THIS MARK
AND MAKE A STATEMENT WHY DESTEE.COM IS INDEED IMPORTANT TO
ALL OUR PEOPLE AND TO KEEP EVERY LIGHT ON AND ALL DOORS OPEN
TO WELCOME EVERYONE , SO NOW WE CLEARLY SEE THE MANY NEEDS
FOR OUR FOLKS TO UNITE IN UNITY AND BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER
I WANT US TO BE AROUND FOR EVER AND MY WORK BE SEEN FOR YEARS
AND YEARS WAY AFTER I'M GONE ON MAYBE .
THIS WAS A DEEP INSIGHT TO HOW MANY OF THE BLACK OWN SITES
FALL BY THE WASTE SIDE WITHOUT FULL SUPPORT, I AGREE WITH PAN
 

CarrieMonet

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By money (or the carrot) I am simply referring to advertisements from the masses. Advertisements and changes in ownership are what usually changes the sites...no matter who was originally running them. (I'd have to be on my original computer to see my old favorites list...)

An old friend (Mickey) runs www.africawithin.com and I think most of the money used to run the site comes from the art/products sold from the site.

I have no problem supporting sites that I like if it means it stays true to what I liked about it when I first took up membership with them. I just hate to see sites change because they are stressed for money.
 

PurpleMoons

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Thank you for that post Sister Angel! ^5 Sis

It is discouraging when a Black site has to close its doors be it for what ever reason. I don't venture out to many sites at all. I only search info on the net. I do not want to imagine Destee's ever closing it doors due to financial struggles and lack of support from the many members who share in the fruit of this wonderfully unique site. However, I believe you should always consider that this is a possibility while holding the reigns and riding this baby right on out into the sunset.

I feel ya disheartment Sister and I pray that we never see the day when Destee is no more. I thank you for the opportunity to unite with such positive minds. If it ever boils down to that darkened day, I want you to know that you have created a passion ,understanding, and an undying love for my people. I've learnt that all here in this home you have manisfested from a thought. Your time and effort did not go in vain!!!!!! It ignited something that laid idle in me and I am forever grateful Sis!

I love ya! And as long as I am able, I'll support this site to the end!!!
 

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mzblkangel said:
February 12, 2001 Time and BlackPlanet.com last week announced a partnership under which Time will provide content to the African-America portal throughout February, which is Black History Month. Time, owned by AOL Time Warner, said the deal is the first "multicultural marketing outreach" partnership intended to raise its profile among minorities. <a href="new%20york" onmouseover="window.status='New York'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">New York</a>-based BlackPlanet.com will offer its members trial subscriptions to Time.

The announcement comes shortly after AOL Time Warner's historic merger and its blizzard of marketing campaigns. The deal also represents Time's latest effort not only to expand its subscriber base to untapped markets, but also to broaden the magazine's multicultural initiatives.


Benjamin Sun
President and CEO
Community Connect Inc. creates and maintains online communities for US ethnic audiences.

Omar Wasow
Executive Director, BlackPlanet.com

Grace Chang
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Ms. Chang oversees all <a href="graphic%20design" onmouseover="window.status='graphic design'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">graphic design</a> and content layout for the company's three sites.

Michael Montero
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Montero is responsible for building the company's proprietary technology and software that powers each of the sites.

Peter Chen
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Product Development
Mr. Chen oversees the company's product development teams to roll out <a href="new%20technology" onmouseover="window.status='new technology'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">new technology</a> features and services across the three sites

other sites they own are

AsianAvenue.com was launched July 21, 1997

BlackPlanet.com, launched September 1, 1999 has been heralded as the number one online destination for African Americans of all backgrounds. Within its first year,

The vision for an African American online community site came to fruition with the addition of Internet entrepreneur Omar Wasow. The company launched BlackPlanet.com in September, 1999, with Mr. Wasow leading the charge as Executive Director. BlackPlanet.com was built around its own dedicated site team consisting of accomplished marketing professionals, journalists and content producers - all members of the African American community being targeted. Only a few months into its launch, BlackPlanet.com proceeded to take off even faster than AsianAvenue.com. In just eleven weeks after its launch, BlackPlanet.com registered more than 60,000 members and generated over one million daily page views. The site reached one million registered members shortly after its first year of operation.

http://www.communityconnect.com/

MiGente.com, launched October 2, 2000 targets second and third generation Latinos, who either are bilingual or English-dominant.

the link is the company that own them all

Our ppl most of our ppl will support a non own black web site before we do our own which is shown here.

Thanks Mzblkangel for posting this very important bit of information. Pan I agree with you here
 
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