Black Junction was founded and created by Yusuf Asturias and Anthony Alleyne, two Black men who grew up next door to each other in Newark, NJ. After over 30 years of friendship and constant conversations about the state of Black people in this country, they decided to stop talking and start doing. BlackMainStreet.net, BlackJunction.com and BlackJunction.tv were created out of a need to try and do our part in helping build the Black Community.
The ultimate mission of Black Junction is to build platforms that empower the Black Community by helping to give us more control over the media we consume, the money we spend and the way we communicate with each other. Our platforms include BlackJunction.com – a social media network for the Black community, BlackJunction.tv – a videosharing platform for the Black community, BlackMainStreet.net – a news outlet to keep our community informed about things that are important to us, and BlackJunction.biz – a digital market place for Black business and freelancers.
Six corporations control 90% of what we watch, read and hear everyday. That means they control and influence the world. It goes without saying that none of these corporations are Black owned or have the Black communities best interests at heart.
These media giants have the ability to paint whatever picture they want of any situation, this allows them to easily push public opinion in any direction they choose. Our goal is to help change the playing field. We recognize that the Black community has no real voice in this world. We are utilizing platforms that don’t care about us or our issues to communicate with each other. We utilize white own businesses to post about the lack of black business support. We contradict our own movements to keep money in the Black Community by raising money for it on non black owned platforms. We complain about being silenced when we speak about black issues on social media sites but continue to use those same sites as soon as our accounts are unsuspended. This has to end.
We feel that building a strong media network for the Black Community is extremely important to us becoming more self sufficient. Obviously there are many more things that we need to do as a community but these 3 things are our focus at Black Junction. We plan to build a Black Media network large enough to rival the Media Giants, but we can do that without your help and support.