40 Black Kid + Family Shows on YouTube: A Parent’s Guide to Support Content Creators on #BlackOutTuesday

Today marks the 118th day since the NBA canceled the 2019–2020 season, and the day that we swiftly went into Stay Home orders.

As a mom and a business owner, life for us and many other parents drastically changed. We went from a structured day of going to school and work respectively, to working and learning from home.

What began as a fairly disciplined schedule quickly turned into YouTube and Netflix fests for my daughter to keep her occupied during meetings. If you’re a parent and you’re reading this article, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

I know I’m not the only one, especially since there is data to show that content consumption has increased drastically across the board.

1. Video streaming is up 12% according to Verizon

2. Digital Consumption Remains 37% Higher Than Pre-Covid19 (Feb 3, 2020)

3. The COVID-19 restrictions have meant parents need to increasingly rely on digital tools to keep their kids entertained.

Today being #BlackOutTuesday and with everything that is happening across the globe in support of #BlackLivesMatter and the conscious efforts being made to amplify Black voices, I’ve compiled a list of Black YouTube Channels in Canada and the United States. Why? Because — representation matters. It always has.

For all of the parents who are looking for entertaining and edutaining content that reflects the diversity and beauty of the Black culture, here you go! If you know someone who should be on this list (which is in no particular order), please comment below and I will review and add those that match the criteria to the list).

Note: These shows are for children under 10 years old

1. Kujo’s Kid Zone

2. McLean Family Goals

3. Ruthy’s Reading Room

4. A.I’s Ultra Family Gaming

5. Akili and Me

6. Cali’s Playhouse

7. FamousTubeKids

8. Ms. Monica

9. The Onyx Family

10. Akeeba Maze

11. Jackie and Daniel

12. Yaya Paton

In no particular order:

13. Aunty B & Friends

14. Beqs TV

15. Cameron D

16. DJ Willy Wow

17. Freshberg Cartoon (Cartoons on Bullying, Leadership & More)

18. It’s Kalise

19. Kid’s Art Squad

20. Kiddreadlock

21. KidsRoomTV with Ma’Raya

22. Liam’s Hut

23. Morgan Makes

24. Samia’s Life

25. Sam and the Fam

26. Kurly Kyra

27. Naiah and Elli

28. Pantons Squad

29. Pinney Learning Centre

30. The Magic Purple Circle with Mr. Darion

31. Royal Reid’s

32. Reba To The Rescue

33. Super Sema

34. STEAM Kids Galaxy

35. The Scott Family

36. We That Fam TV

37. Ubongo Kids

38. Xo Norieo

39. Yo Gabba Gabba!

40. Honourable Mention: DJ Lovejones

Do you know a Black content creator who creates children’s content on YouTube? Please leave a comment or tweet me @i_am_liberty on Twitter.

Source: Polled Various Facebook Groups and Black Kids On YouTube Your Kid Needs to Follow