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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

BlackFacts.com’s New Membership Features Allow Members to Help Create Black History

BlackFacts.com has enabled crowdsourcing of content from its members. Visit https://login.blackfacts.com to join now and help create our own history!

Black History Figures

Boston, MA — BlackFacts.com, the Internet’s longest running data-driven website on the historical and cultural contributions of people of color, is taking our cultural history to the next level. Join now at https://login.blackfacts.com

Beginning November 2018, BlackFacts.com will support the growth of those roots by inviting our millions of site visitors to become members, with the ability to contribute to our historical and cultural archives by submitting new content (“Facts/Stories/Recipes/Historical Reference”) or recommend changes to existing “Facts”.

This capability follows in the tradition of African Storytellers (“Griots”) who preserved the culture and history of their people – handing down that history to the next generations.

One of the primary goals of BlackFacts.com is to protect and preserve the history of our people. So much of the history of people of color has been lost over the years and educational systems are cutting back or totally removing the contributions of people of color from the standard history textbooks. In many cases, subjects like “Social Studies” which focus on diverse cultural histories have been cut from the school curriculum altogether.

This new feature will allow us to expand on this mission, and puts the power of history into the hands of BlackFacts.com members.

Premium members will have the ability to become a part of history by submitting their personal bios or recommending the bios of other examples of cultural excellence and showcase the achievements/awards of these individuals with links to their products or services.

As a future offering, they plan to add Family Legacy membership options to allow members to submit and share their family history with each other and the world.

Membership Benefits include:

* Subscription to our Newsletter.
* Submit New Facts to our Editors for review and approval – All approved FACTS will be credited to the submitter.
* “My BlackFacts” page showing your favorite posts, news, facts and related content.
* Birthday Blast Newsletter – highlighting all Black Facts that share your birthday.
* Creation of Personal Bio – showcase your achievements, products and services.
* Recommended Profiles – People, Schools, Organization for inclusion in BlackFacts Archives.

With more features and benefits being added all the time!

NOTE: Any new content submitted to BlackFacts.com will be reviewed before approval, indexed and cross-referenced with all related content.


About BlackFacts.com
Blackfacts.com was founded by Ken Granderson (MIT, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity) and Dale Dowdie (Boston University, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity) in 1997 as a way to showcase that people of color could take advantage of the technology revolution and build something that they own and control. It was developed with the tenets of Inform, Engage & Inspire – these are our goals for the visitors, contributors, sponsors and historians that enjoy the information provided on the site. BlackFacts.com is a service of Intellitech Consulting Enterprises Inc. Learn more at www.intellitech.net.

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Dale Dowdie