Celebrating Black Creators

The Black Voices Fund is a #YouTubeBlack initiative created in 2020, to support new generations of Black talent on YouTube. Creators like Toba Courage, Temi Danso, Kaiser Coby, and Flex (United View) have built channels where confidence, passion and ambition can take you anywhere. Join us in celebrating these incredible #YouTubeBlack members, and the limitless worlds they’ve built as creators.

What is #YouTubeBlack?

Black creators have played an important role in shaping the culture on YouTube.

In 2016, some of the largest and most influential #YouTubeBlack Creators on YouTube came together for the first #YouTubeBlack Creator Summit. This birthed an ongoing movement: the #YouTubeBlack community.

#YouTubeBlack is designed to help creators interested in Black culture get the most out of YouTube with direct access to a range of resources including newsletters and events. This is also a space for you to let us know what you want the future of the platform to look like.

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Jesse & Daniel started CORD for music lovers; as massive fans of Rap, they showcase the genre through an imaginative lens.

CORD

Jesse & Daniel started CORD for music lovers; as massive fans of Rap, they showcase the genre through an imaginative lens.

CORD

What's new?

Black History Month!

We've been celebrating Black History. This October we keep it going by highlighting #YouTubeBlack Creators and their amazing content with spotlights across our platforms. We've also launched a playlist of #YouTubeBlack content from over the years to watch right here!

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Join the Shorts Community

Become one of our hand-picked YouTube Shorts Creators. Receive invites to limited events and one-to-one advice on growing your channel from an experienced YouTube Partner Manager.

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The Mandela Project

Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, honours 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 undertake an act of service in their local communities inspired by Mandela’s teachings.

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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.

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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.

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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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Useful Resources

The YouTube Creator Support Team

If your channel is eligible, you can get in touch with the YouTube Creator Support Team for help.

Creator FAQs

From getting started to growing your channel, we have the answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Subscribe to the YouTube Creators Channel

We have a channel for YouTube Creators! Your go-to for the latest YouTube tips, tricks, and updates on how to make the most out of your channel.

Any other questions about the community?