Netflix Pledges $5 Million to Black Creators, Youth Organizations, and Businesses
Netflix has pledged $5 million to organizations that create long-term opportunities for Black entertainment creators, Black youth, and Black-owned businesses.The company stated its intent to support the Black community and get more television and film stories from Black voices created by giving funds to a variety of Black-focused organizations, including Ghetto Film School, Film Independent Project Involve, Firelight Media, and Black Public Media.
Netflix will split $1.5 million in donations between those organizations.“Tackling racism and injustice in meaningful ways means creating long-term opportunities for the Black community,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement.
“The main role we play is through our funding of and member viewing of important content like ‘When They See Us.’ As an additional step, today we’re committing $5 million to nonprofits dedicated to creating direct opportunities for Black creators, Black youth and Black-owned businesses.”Netflix additionally pledged to donate $1 million in grants to Black
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