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Is BlackPlanet still a thing?
|Social networking company
When did BlackPlanet come out? To start, I’d like to tell you a story. In 1999, three years before Friendster, four years before Myspace, and five years before Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his Harvard dorm room, Omar Wasow founded BlackPlanet.
Who bought BlackPlanet? With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. (CCI) for $38 million, Lanham, Maryland-based Radio One Inc. is expanding its Internet reach by adding the popular community networking Website BlackPlanet.com to its arsenal of media properties.
Is BlackPlanet black owned? BlackPlanet is black owned and operated by a diverse group of people from many intersections of the black experience. We are the ones behind your user experience, our content policy, and everything that you experience on this platform.