fbpx
Connect with us

Executive Voice

A Conversation With Well Versed Gamer Janey Laney

Hello my fellow Disruptors. Today I would like to introduce you to Janey Laney that’s been disrupting the gaming industry in a positive way. First we’re going to get to know Janey and a bit of her background. Then we’ll discuss her child friendly content. We’ll follow that up by learning a bit more about her group Black Minecraft, followed by a conclusion.

The Conversation

About three years ago, I was introduced to Janey by way of the Mixer community. I was new to the platform and was checking out other game creators on the platform when I came across her channel. After watching her play Minecraft for a bit, I started to engage with her and her community. That eventually led to her being one of the first streamers that allowed me to play with them while on stream. Janey is not only very Knowledgable about streaming but also the gaming community as a whole. I, myself, have went to her for advice on a few things. 

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of picking her brain on the gaming community, black Minecraft, and etc. I believe this interview will give other black and brown, creators both new and old insight into who is Janey Laney and the many attributes she brings to the gaming community. 

Without further ado lets all meet Janey Laney…

Me: Who is Janey Laney? 

Janey Laney (JL): I am a Black woman who loves games and wants to continue to use them to teach kids and emphasize the need for diversity and inclusion. I love animals and creating fun family friendly content.

Me: What inspired you to start gaming?

(JL): I started gaming originally around 2 or 3 when my dad was in the military and would go on deployment often. He would send my brother and I games and tell us he cannot wait to see how far we get before he gets back. When he would be home we would play games like Madden with him and NBA jam. It was often the time for us to bond with my dad and became a way for me to escape to a different world and explore. 

Me: Why was it important to make kid friendly content?

(JL): Making kid friendly content has been important because it allows kids to feel valued and accepted in this world. A lot of kids are often ignored by adults and experience many bullying situations. Creating kid friendly content has allowed for many kids to make online friends in a safe way throughout the community. They have found kids to play games with and even some have started creating content together. I think kid friendly content is also a great way to reach and teach children while they can have fun watching clean and positive content.

Me: Describe to our readers what Black Minecraft consists of?

(JL): BlackMinecraft is the initiative I create in order to address the lack of diversity, inclusion, and representation within the Minecraft arena. Although there is a problem within the whole gaming industry (and basically all of every day life) I decided to focus on Minecraft because I love the game and many Black  and POC children play. I have personally addressed the issues in the content creation space, where Black and POC creators have rarely ever been highlighted by Minecraft and have strategically been hidden from industry.  Minecraft has been one of the BIGGEST games that includes a wide array of STEAM (science , technology, engineering , art, and mathematics) foundations and these are areas that most minorities are shut out of. Creating a better gaming environment for us will in turn create a better learning environment and better future for us. BlackMinecraft has been a way for us to connect , have fun , and learn together. We have servers , a podcast, and an upcoming directory that will list Black and POC Minecraft content creators and other creatives .

Me: What’s next for Janey Laney?

(JL): What is next for me hopefully will be more collaborations with Minecraft and the ability to create local and online Minecraft community events for Black and POC players. I am also currently working on proposals to add Minecraft Education Edition within my local school district (Duval County Public Schools) . 

Janey has also expressed to me that she is a partnered content creator who focuses on family friendly content and making sure that Black and POC creators and players can have the proper representation and respect in the Minecraft community. She loves her dog and her frogs. I cannot forget to mention that she is also a CyberXR, where she make sure that companies are upholding to the standards that allow for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Metaverse. Janey is also a E3 Partner and Xbox MVP Recipient. Amongst her many accomplishments, she is has also been featured in Xbox, Minecraft, E3, and other video game centric events. 

Now that we have picked the brain of the talented gamer Janey Laney, I hope this gives you all some insight on what it’s like to be a gamer/streamer. Do not forget to follower her on all of her social media platforms. Also, remember to stop in and say hey when you see her streaming! 

Facebook Gaming

Twitter

Instagram

BlackMinecraft Podcast

Xbox MVP

I'm an musician, army veteran, and entrepreneur. Helping others tell their stories through journalism. I am also the owner of 758 Entertainment LLC.

Advertisement

Become A Crypto Expert

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

NFT1 week ago

Polly Kole, The Beauty With Gifted Hands Tycoon Of NFT Sculptures

In a society full of stereotypes, people clinging to appearance and disregarding one’s achievements is the magnificent Polly Kole stunning...

News4 weeks ago

Spider Man; No Way Home’, Crushes Box Office Estimates Generating A Mammoth $253 Million In North America.

After only 3 days in the cinemas, the latest and last Spidey outing disrupted the international market as the highest-grossing...

Cryptocurrency1 month ago

Nike just bought a virtual shoe company that makes NFTs and sneakers ‘for the metaverse’

Nike, the sportswear mogul, recently stunned the globe as it moved into the realm of the metaverse industry and blockchain...

QR code screenshot QR code screenshot
Diversity in Tech2 months ago

BTC did 62% more in transactions than PayPal this year

MasterCard and Visa have always topped as the runaway leaders; however, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network will soon disrupt this norm. Starting...

high angle photo of person holding turned on smartphone with tall buildings background high angle photo of person holding turned on smartphone with tall buildings background
Social Media2 months ago

How to Organically Grow Your Social Media Following In 2022

Instagram On Instagram, use Reels to reach new audiences and grow – find popular sounds and use them in your...

gold-colored Bitcoin gold-colored Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency2 months ago

Julio Domenech On How Banks Can Engage In Bitcoin in 2022

As cryptocurrency continues to become a popular trend in the US, many people are looking for an opportunity to participate...

Diversity in Tech3 months ago

Microsoft Teams, Incorporating New 3D Avatars And Virtual Meeting Spaces Before Mid 2022

Microsoft Mesh has always led as the future of Microsoft Teams meetings. However, Meta, the newly launched Facebook company, is...

Health + Fitness3 months ago

Stephen Campolo – How A Former Fat Kid Transformed His Body And Is Now Helping Others Do The Same

UPDATE: During a recent interview with Yahoo! News, Stephen revealed that he will be speaking at the next Disrupt Puerto...

News3 months ago

Facebook Goes Meta As It Scales Up Beyond Just Social Media

Thursday 28 September 2021, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, announced Metaverse, a brand for users to interact in virtual...

JaeLz JaeLz
Entrepreneurship3 months ago

JaeLz “No Titles”

JaeLz I’m an independent singer/rapper and songwriter. My Artist name is JaeLz. This article is about my Journey and how...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.