YouTube spends $ 100 million to amplify black voices online since then Bear, take actionOn Saturday, June 13, at 6 p.m., a special premiere of the feature film. ET
Headed by Keke PalmerFraudsters) and general (The hatred you give), the original YouTube program includes roundtables and discussions with journalists, artists, writers, lawyers, activists, athletes and YouTubers, as well as special guests Carmel Anthony, thanks to Black, K. Sterling Brown, Skye Jackson, India Moore, Brian Steven , and Wilmer Valderrama, among others. John Legends and Trey Songs will also perform.
“The shooting of George Floyd, as well as Breona Taylor and Ahma Arbery – has led to unprecedented protests for racial justice in every part of our country – and around the world,” said Malik Saad Saar, a civil rights lawyer and leader of the Social Impact human rights movement. on YouTube, the statement said. “And it started in part because 17-year-old Darnela Fraser demonstratively and courageously recorded a video that made us all stand up to what we saw and name it.
“Video can become a powerful human rights tool to witness injustice and Bear, take action will be part of that hope and an immediate call for change, “Saada Saar continued. Viewers are encouraged to donate to the Equal Justice Initiative live through Saturday’s live broadcast.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojciechowski announced the event blog post nominating initiatives to support the black community, starting with a multi-year $ 100 million fund to expand and develop the stories of black artists. Follow the focus channel this month to learn more about the issues of racial justice.
The social network also cracks down on the language of hostility and harassment. In the last quarter alone, according to Wajczycki, YouTube has deleted more than 100,000 videos and 100 million comments. “Speaking, we know we need to do even more,” she added. “I’m committed to listening – to black YouTube employees, to black creators, to black artists, to leaders in the black community, and to black users who tune in to YouTube every day.”
YouTube isn’t the only company reaching out of pocket to overcome racial inequality: PayPal this week pledged $ 530 million to support black and minority businesses in the U.S. Most money, reports Reuters, is designed for an economic opportunity fund that is allocated through banks representing communities, credit unions or direct investment. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Nike are also providing funding ($ 10 million to $ 1 billion) to support low-income communities.