Five new original projects are coming to YouTube as part of its Black Voices Fund.
Amongst the new projects are Recipe for Change: Amplifying Black Women. Mary J. Blige, Saweetie, Tabitha Brown, and Jackie Aina will come together to celebrate Black women’s stories, traditions, identities and experiences as they gather around the dinner table, Deadline reported.
Together, they’ll host intimate dinners with esteemed chefs Kelis and Danielle Saunders, along with special guests such as Chlöe Bailey, model Winnie Harlow, Grammy-nominated singer Kelly Rowland, popular beauty influencer and entrepreneur Jackie Aina, former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, author Roxane Gay, Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, veteran actress Lynn Whitfield, Our Kind of People star Yaya DaCosta, comedian and co-host of The Real Loni Love, Atlanta Dream co-owner Renee Montgomery, content queen and producer Danielle Young, Pose star and trans advocate Angelica Ross, digital storyteller Hallease and former EIC of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth.
Youtube has also ordered Retro Tech: Future Tech with Marques Brownlee, which will explore the technology of the future and its impact on underrepresented communities, A New Green Book special featuring Terrell Grice, The Mandela Project, a series celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and Spectrum Global: Being Black In…, which reimagines a popular Jubilee video series and explores Blackness across the globe.
“Today’s announcement continues YouTube’s long-standing commitment to celebrating diverse perspectives on its platform,“ said Nadine Zylstra, Global Head of YouTube Originals. “Our upcoming projects highlight important stories and raise impactful voices to educate and entertain our audiences and inspire meaningful change.”
The YouTube Black Voices fund was launched in 2020 to present fresh narratives, emphasising the authenticity, intellectual power, dignity and joy of Black voices and educating audiences about racial justice. They also made a commitment as a platform to protect and celebrate Black creators, artists, and users and reflect the global community’s power.