YouTube has recently revealed a slate of content to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The online platform developed these movies using the Black voices trust fund which is up to $100 million. It was setup back in July to create a platform on YouTube for the black community to tell its stories and address misconceptions derived from the white supremist.

The shows on the verge of release include: Resist, A documentary series about the corruption behind incarceration, bail and policing. It debuts on October 20th; Take Action Part Two, a sequel to the first the Fund’s very first investment project due for release in December along with HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard due on October 24th and Onyx family due on early 2021.

According to Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, The Black Voices Fund will be focusing its efforts towards creators within the US, Brazil,  Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Alex says “our goal is to expand funding to more countries over course of the next three years. “He also says that “Along with our commitment to amplifying marginalized voices on the content side, we are also investing in product and policy changes that will continue to advance YouTube’s mission of giving everyone a voice and showing them the world.”

Alex Okosi

YouTube hope to be safe place for black content creators to make their voices heard and educate the world through their works.

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