Nationwide — Cary Wheelous, the CEO of Hayti, the leading Black-owned news aggregation app that pulls content solely from Black publishers, has announced that it is officially the largest source of podcasts led by Black hosts.
Hayti is cementing its legacy as a historic platform by expanding its news app with access to over 2,000 Black podcasters. This record-breaking achievement is critical. When the app first launched, it aggregated print and on-air news. Expanding its reach into podcasts allows Hayti to continue to serve the Black community as the largest consumer of media in the U.S.
“As a Black woman who has worked in media and entertainment for decades, I cannot express enough how Hayti’s existence as a one-stop platform is a game changer for creators and our community,” says Camille Kauer, award-winning podcaster and on-air talent. “It is an honor to have my podcast The E-Spot with Camille on Hayti.”
“The amount of support from listeners everywhere who appreciate the value of getting their news and podcasts from a source they can trust because it’s a truly Black-owned platform is unmatchable,” Kauer continued.
Hayti’s newly added podcast section on the app makes it easier for users to find, listen, share, and save podcasts from their favorite Black podcasters.
“Launching the podcast section of the app was so important to me because I want everyone, no matter their preference of news, to find a home at Hayti,” says Wheelous.
Hayti’s decision to expand its reach into podcasts is in direct response to the needs of its target demographic. Recent studies show that 62% of Black podcast listeners said they listen to podcasts at least in part for exposure to hosts that look and sound like they do.
“A majority of our community already surfs social media apps to keep up with the Black news cycle,” says Wheelous. “Creating a news aggregation app from credible Black publishers and outlets allows our community to connect with culturally relevant, fact-checked information and stop the spread of misinformation on social media.”
Aside from being the largest Black-owned app to deliver articles, videos, and podcasts all in one app, Hayti is:
• The first mobile app to feature over 200 Black publishers on both Android and iOS.
• The first Black-owned mobile app to feature over 2,000 Black podcasters on Android and iOS.
Hayti is available for free download for iPhones from Apple’s App Store and for Android phones from Google Play Store.
For more information, visit the official website at Hayti.com.
About the app
Launched in 2021, Hayti is the largest Black-owned news and podcast app in the U.S. The platform was developed to influence and disrupt the mainstream conversation around Black culture and lifestyle, by providing news and information from solely Black content creators all in one place.
Named after a historic North Carolina city that served as a hub for Black entrepreneurship, Hayti provides up-to-date news coverage, featuring content aggregated from Black content creators around the world.
About the CEO
Cary Wheelous is a tech entrepreneur that launched Hayti to aggregate news and information from Black voices that need to be heard on a global scale. Where you can catch all the conversations, interviews, breaking news, business, entertainment, and podcasts in an all-in-one app.