As part of a broader effort to center and amplify Black voices and perspectives, YouTube has announced a $100 million fund dedicated to developing and supporting African-American artists and creators.
On Saturday the online video-sharing platform hosted a live stream fundraising event, “Bear Witness, Take Action,” featuring musical performances and roundtable discussions with artists, creators, public figures, and activists, with donations raised through the event benefiting the Equal Justice Initiative. Earlier this month, YouTube announced a $1 million grant to the Center for Policing Equity.
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YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki in a blog post announcing the new fund said, “Building on our work over the past several years, we’re taking this moment to examine how our policies and products are working for everyone —but specifically for the Black community —and close any gaps. [M]ore broadly, we will work to ensure Black users, artists, and creators can share their stories and be protected from hateful, white supremacist, and bullying content.”
In addition, throughout the month of June YouTube’s Spotlight channel will highlight racial justice issues and the perspectives of the African-American community alongside historical content, educational videos, and protest coverage.
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