As part of the ongoing Black History Always campaign, Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu will continue to celebrate Black stories across their various streaming platforms. New content will debut each month on the 29th and will include shorts, library titles, specials and more.

What’s Happening:

  • As part of a commitment to amplify a variety of Black stories all year long, ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ have launched Black History Always on ESPN+ and Disney+, and Initiative 29 on Hulu.
  • With a belief that recognizing Black history should not be contained to February, the three streamers will release new content on the 29th of each month throughout the year with pieces that are unique and authentic to each platform.

Hulu

  • Hulu’s Initiative 29 will take the form of socially-conscious short-form content available in Hulu’s Black Stories hub on Hulu’s YouTube Channel and via the Hulu Facebook page.
  • This month’s short features Ría Thompson-Washington, a voting rights activist and organizer who is the democracy manager at the Center for Popular Democracy.
  • Each month Hulu will add new classic films, nostalgic TV shows and documentaries to their library of Black programming featured in the permanent Black Stories Hub.
  • This month’s additions include:
    • All of Us
    • Ru Paul’s Drag Race
    • Malcom X
    • Brooklyn’s Finest

Disney+

The Undefeated on ESPN+:

  • A Love Letter to Black Women, presented by The Undefeated on ESPN+ as the first Black History Always special, honors and celebrates the Black women who positively impact all of our lives. The special focuses on:
    • Elle Duncan
    • Serena Williams
    • AJ Andrews
    • Lisa Leslie
    • Allyson Felix
    • Vanessa German
    • Jensen McCrae
    • Darcy Bourne
  • Additionally, ESPN’s Talaya Wilkins closes the piece with a tribute to women working behind the scenes at ESPN
  • The program will also feature The Undefeated’s Jesse Washington, Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson, NBA star Isaiah Thomas and recording artist Common.
  • A Love Letter to Black Women is available to stream now on The Undefeated on ESPN+ and ESPN+ on Hulu.
  • New Black History Always content will premiere on ESPN+ on the 29th of each month throughout the year.
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