YouTube initiated the creation of a fund of $ 100 million to support African American authors.
“We believe on YouTube, we all have to do more to eliminate systemic racism,” wrote Susan Wojcicki, general manager of the service. She announced the creation of a multi-year foundation, “designed to strengthen and develop the voices of African-American bloggers and artists.”
As part of this initiative, the platform will host a live fundraising event Bear Witness, Take Action on Saturday, June 13th. The marathon will bring together well-known video creators from the African American community.
YouTube will also cover racial justice issues on its Spotlight channel in June.