You Are Cordially Invited to "The Cookout"
The Cookout is an invitation-only, Black-centered social media platform and safe space where Black speech, ideas, and businesses are celebrated. Hate speech and anti-blackness are policed with respect to the target demographic for whom the platform was created.
Named for a Black community tradition and safe space, The Cookout seeks to bring the spirit of community that is inherent to its namesake to a digital platform.
Mainstream Social Media Is Failing Black Users
BLACK MILLENNIALS, ACADEMICS, AND ENTREPRENEURS ARE BECOMING DISILLUSIONED WITH LARGER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS LIKE FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER
Large social media platforms are missing the mark on Black user's needs. Unfair, skewed community standards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter leave Black and POC users feeling unfairly targeted, and hides Black businesses in algorithms that mark the word "Black" as political and controversial.