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TikTok Announces It's Pulling The Plug On Its $1B Creator Fund

One of TikTok’s initiatives is coming to an end. The Verge reports that the social media company’s $1 billion creator fund, created in 2020, is shutting down. As of Dec. 16, TikTok spokesperson Maria Jung shared that creators based in the U.S., UK, Germany, and France will no longer be able to monetize their videos through the fund, per the outlet.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 7, 2023

Black Woman Goes Viral After Using AI To Update Her LinkedIn Headshots

Mixed feelings have been swarming regarding the usage of artificial intelligence (AI).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 12, 2023

Black Woman Mechanical Engineer Creates Game-Changing TikTok Filter For Parting Your Hair

Black hair struggles just got a bit easier with this innovator’s creation.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 26, 2023

Ex-TikTok Executive Claims The Platform's Creator Fund Was Not Launched To Help Creators Monetize

Last week, alleged information was shared about TikTok’s creator fund.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 22, 2023

Keith Lee Redirects Credit Of Exposure For Sandwich Chains To Black Women TikTokers

Keith Lee is redirecting the spotlight to two Black women creators.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 16, 2023

Snoop Dogg Announces Return Of Death Row Records' Catalog To TikTok

The drought is over! Snoop Dogg is bringing Death Row Records’ catalog back to streaming platforms.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 15, 2023

TikTok Celebrates Black Creators Through Its First-Ever 'Visionary Voices' List

TikTok is kicking off Black History Month with Black creatives at the forefront.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 31, 2023

TikTok Food Critic Keith Lee Helps Black-Owned Food Truck Raise $30K In Less Than 24 Hours

Not all heroes wear capes. Keith Lee’s influence has proved it is a force once again, and this time it’s completely turned one food truck owner’s entire world around.

Shanique Yates

Jan 23, 2023

TikTok Helped Creator Leon Ondieki Pay Tuition — Now, The Platform's Being Banned On College Campuses

Man on the street videos is one of the most popular types of content on TikTok. For TikToker Leon Ondieki, filming TikToks on college campuses has helped him rake in 2.1 million followers, as of this writing. @leon.ond How many did you know #college #interview #fyp ♬ original sound – Leon Ondieki However, a ban on the social media giant across U.S. universities has become a hindrance.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 19, 2023

Viral Chef Loses Brand Deal Following Resurfaced Tweets Spewing Hate Toward Black Women

One popular chef on social media is working to do damage control after a series of old tweets resurfaced. Chef Way, whose real name is Waymond Wesley, received backlash from several women online who claimed he harassed them via social media and came with receipts to match.

Shanique Yates

Jan 10, 2023

Mielle Organics' Monique Rodriguez Responds To Controversy Regarding Her Company's Hair Oil

Monique Rodriguez founded Mielle Organics in 2014 and has since created highly sought-after products for natural, healthy hair. As reported by AfroTech, Mielle Organics is now worth over $100 million, and Rodriguez has been able to grow her successful business on her own terms.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 4, 2023

TikToker Claims He Helped Cinnabon's Cookies Sell Out Nationwide — 'What’d They Offer Me? Free Cookies'

On a daily basis, Black content creators show and tell their influence across social media. For instance, let’s take a look at Keith Lee — the TikToker has become known for putting his five million followers, as of this writing, onto the food they should try through his popular taste tests.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 20, 2022