Celebrating Black Creators
Black and African creators play an important role in shaping culture on YouTube. Creators like Adanna Madueke, Sinikiwe Kademaunga, Smokin and Grillin with AB, and Lucas Reis have built channels that prove innovation, creativity, passion, and ambition can take you anywhere. Join us in celebrating these incredible creators, along with the entire #YouTubeBlack community, and the limitless worlds they’ve built on YouTube.
Creators pictured clockwise from top left: Adanna Madueke, Sinikiwe Kademaunga, Smokin and Grillin with AB, Center: Lucas Reis
What is #YouTubeBlack?
In 2016, some of the largest and most-influential Black creators on YouTube came together for the first #YouTubeBlack Creator Summit. This was the beginning of the #YouTubeBlack community.
#YouTubeBlack helps creators interested in Black culture get the most out of YouTube with direct access to a range of resources, including newsletters and events. Plus, it's a space for you to express what you want the future of the platform to look like.
We see you! Let's shine together
Get to know #YouTubeBlack Creators.
Ri is a conscious lifestyle content creator + entrepreneur who finds joy in sharing moments of intentional living through her lens and perspective. Whether it be through food, mindfulness, or daily self care practices, Ri is adamant on showing that magical things can happen for you if you simply show up as your true self.
O'Neil Gerald is an energetic vocal coach and music educator. His breakdowns of popular vocalists help singers discover their own unique sound, while confronting their inner singing fears. He is passionate about making music understandable for the average person.
As a pan-African content creator, Wongel wants to shape how the world sees Africa and how Africans see themselves through impactful and provoking storytelling.
Being an environmental educator and biology student, Biomesquita shares knowledge about animals in a very relaxed way. Breaking down cool facts and insights about our favorite animals.
Clarissa’s channel highlights her undeniable passion for self care through the celebration of her complexion. With over 110k subscribers, coffeenomilk continues to provide a safe space for women and girls with dark skin.
Nine creators tell captivating and funny reimaginations of their collective life experiences through innovative animations.
#YouTubeBlack Voices Creators
We're celebrating Black creativity with everything from spotlights of amazing content to ongoing support of our YouTube Black Voices Creators over the past several years.
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Jesse & Daniel started CORD for music lovers; as massive
fans of Rap, they showcase the genre through an imaginative
Jesse & Daniel started CORD for music lovers; as massive fans of Rap, they showcase the genre through an imaginative lens.
The Mandela Project
Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, honors his grandfather’s staggering legacy in this series from YouTube’s Black Voices Fund. Across five episodes, The Mandela Project passes the baton to some of today’s brightest stars; international footballers, Patrice Evra and Jeremy Lynch; BAFTA winner, chef and musician Big Zuu; and more. Each star undertakes an act of service in their local communities, inspired by Mandela’s teachings.
In case you missed it...there's so much to get into here at #YouTubeBlack!
In 2020, YouTube launched the Black Voices Fund, as a commitment to supporting and amplifying Black creators with access to the funding and resources needed to thrive.
Creator 360 UK is a two-day virtual gathering of creators: the perfect opportunity to pick the brains of YouTube experts, connect with like-minded creators, and walk away feeling motivated and empowered to level-up your YouTube channel.
Relive another Black Voices Fund special with Davido’s epic LIVE performance at Afro Nation, plus all the exclusive behind-the-scenes YouTube Shorts content.
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