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IndustryMedia/News Company
FoundedNovember 13, 2020; 18 months ago (2020-11-13)
FounderCary Wheelous
HeadquartersDurham, NC

Hayti (pronounced "HAY-tie") is a personalized news application founded by Cary Wheelous that launched in May 2021. The company is headquartered in Durham, NC, and is best known for offering digital content such as articles, podcasts and videos highlighting Black culture from Black publishers around the world into one news feed. The Hayti mobile app is available on both Android and iOS devices.[1][2]

Hayti is the easiest way to stay up to date on news and information that matter most to you, that you can tailor to your own interests! Users can follow different sources and have them appear in their news feed, which is sorted by topic and publisher.

Hayti was designed to deliver daily local and world news sourced from various credible Black publishers on a single platform. Hayti learns as you read, our smart app personalizes your news experience automatically and suggests topics and articles for each user.[3]

Features and customization

Hayti is the first mobile app to feature over 200+ Black publishers including Essence, Black Enterprise, BET, NewsOne, and others loved by the public.

Hayti is the first mobile app to feature “Today in Black History” with 365 days a year of African-American history.

Hayti is the first #Blackowned mobile app to monetize programmatic advertising in-app to generate mobile advertising revenue.

Hayti is the first #Blackowned mobile app that enables users to store articles in custom folders. Hayti is the first #Blackowned mobile app to deliver articles, videos and podcasts in one app.

History of Hayti

The name “Hayti” pays homage to the historic Hayti District that is now part of the city of Durham, NC. African-Americans named the community “Hayti” after Haiti—the first free, independent black republic in the Western Hemisphere.

Hayti was the first black community to become fully self-sufficient in America. Hayti flourished from the 1880s to the 1940s and became known as the “The Black Capital of the South.” The original “Black Wall Street” referred to Parrish Street in downtown Durham and the historic Hayti neighborhood which was the heart of Durham’s Black Wall Street.

Products and services

Hayti helps Black publishers to monetize programmatic advertising in-app to generate mobile advertising revenue. The platform (both website as well as mobile application) features curated news and information on conversations, interviews, breaking news, the Black Lives Matter movement, and every other current event happening in the Black community.


  1. Writer, Megan Sayles AFRO Business (4 August 2021). "Unparalleled Hayti app aggregates news content from Black publishers". Afro. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. "Hayti App - Catch All Latest News & Interviews That Matters Most". Issuu. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  3. "Tech Entrepreneur's News App, Hayti, Increases Visibility for Black Publishers". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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