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Monday, November 15, 2021

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist From Flint, Michigan Takes Storytelling of Black America on the Road

Jiquanda Johnson, founder 'Black Like Us' series

Flint, MI — Jiquanda Johnson has teamed up with Facebook to be an independent creator for their new publishing and subscription platform called Bulletin which supports a diverse group of independent writers like Johnson.

Johnson’s partnership with Facebook helped her launch the multimedia series “Black Like Us”. This new weekly series takes Johnson and her team on the road across America to showcase diverse depictions of Black culture. Her series is thought-provoking commentary and stories from a variety of Black perspectives.

It is important to Johnson and her team to highlight stories in an authentic voice and encourage conversations around the Black experience that go beyond stereotypical depictions.

Jiquanda is available for media interviews to discuss her latest project and multi-year deal with Facebook while being a minority owner and operator of a news outlet.

Jiquanda Johnson is the founder and publisher of Flint Beat, a multimedia news platform focused on the Flint, Mich. community. As a storyteller of underrepresented and marginalized communities, Jiquanda has over 20 years of journalism and production experience. She lives in Flint with her two teenage children. She represents the small percentage of women in media that are in editorial roles, ownership, or a position of storytelling influence. Source: Reuters Institute

Some of her highlights:

1. Flint Beat founder to travel the country telling Black stories
2. Flint Beat wins for Emmy
3. Facebook Verified Page: @Jiquanda

For press inquiries, contact Melissa Brown at 810-577-1704.