Hy-Lo News, which is short for hyper-local news, began in the Spring of 2015 as an alternative news source for Black communities in South Florida. In 2018, We evolved to focus our coverage on Black and Brown Millennials in South Florida.
We aim to inform Millennials in South Florida about who’s from their community, who’s doing cool and exciting things, and what’s happening where they live, work and play. Hy-Lo News tells the stories the mainstream media cannot and will not cover.
Hy-Lo News believes that we must change the way people view the black community, by telling the stories that have been neglected but have always existed. We believe that hyper-local news about our community will change how people view the Black community. Black people are more than crime, gang violence, crooked politicians, sports, and entertainment. We are business owners, loving parents, community leaders, overachieving students, and all that makes any community complex and beautiful.
We are multifaceted. We exist on many levels, as do all people. The time is now to tell those stories. There’s no need to wait on mainstream media to tell them because we can! We can define ourselves for ourselves, and digital media and social media make that effectively possible. Hy-Lo News will not ignore the fact that the black community has foundational issues involving crime, corruption, and inequalities in jobs and education. However, Hy-Lo News will show there’s more going on than just those issues.
The Black community is more than just one-sided stories. We deserve to have all our stories told and Hy-Lo News is here to do just that.
Thank you in advance for rocking with us!
–Janey Tate, Hy-Lo News Founder, and Editor-In-Chief