Level, website for black men aged 30+, goes solo from medium

Level, the publication for black men launched on Medium three years ago, has migrated to its own website, Levelman.com, with Medium founder/CEO Ev Williams as lead investor.

Initial launch content, according to EIC John Kennedy, includes rapper Jim Jones on being an NFT early adopter and his two-decade career; comedian Carlos Greaves compiles the 55 Blackest Dad Jokes You’ve Never Heard; and the return of the popular Level column “The Only Black Guy in the Office”, sharing one man’s snarky tales of being corporate while black. There’s also an essay by author and cultural critic Michael Arceneaux on the problematic legacy of recently deceased controversial relationship guru Kevin Samuels.

Other future topics include ‘How Future Became a Toxic King’ and a symbol for exes trying to keep in touch; “The Evils of Mentally Ill Parenthood”, “How America is Already Trying to Gentrify Juneteenth” and more.

Tier highlights over the past three years include the “Abolition for the People” package in collaboration with Colin Kaepernick and the “40 Rappers over 40” list. The new website will continue the brand’s goal of reaching out to black men over 30 and will focus on the areas of race and politics, culture, relationships and self (finance, well -being, career, identity and aging).

“Level has built an ecosystem for black men,” says CEO and Founder Jermaine Hall. “We have created a space where this audience with enormous disposable income and cultural currency can be seen. The response from our audience compelled us to expand our offerings and create a larger universe for them to come together, let their guard down, and share ideas.

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