Facebook Gaming Looking for Black Streamers
Facebook Gaming has officially announced their Black Gaming Creator program, which they’re investing $10 million into over the next two years. Black content creators who are taken into the Facebook Gaming family will include Facebook Gaming partnership, early product access (including product feedback sessions), community support (including invitations to all digital and in-person events), and mentorship. The program also comes with guaranteed monthly pay whether gamers are playing on PC or consoles.
“Game streaming brings people together in a powerful way over a shared passion for games, and we hope to encourage more people to express their creativity through gaming,” said global director of games partnerships at Facebook Leo Olebe. Facebook will also commit $200 million to support Black-owned businesses and organizations, in addition to providing 100,000 scholarships to Black students working toward digital skills certifications and donating $5 million to over 250,000 Facebook Fundraisers created for three racial justice organizations: Equal Justice Initiative, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the Innocence Project.
“Achieving racial justice and equity is a goal all of us share, and a goal that will take real work to achieve,” said Chief Operating Officer at Facebook Sheryl Sandberg. “This is just the start of how we plan to help in this fight. We’ll continue to listen and take action to support the long-term success of the Black community… We’re setting a goal to spend at least $1 billion with diverse suppliers next year and every year thereafter. As part of this, we’ll spend at least $100 million annually with Black-owned suppliers.”
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