discovery+ Announces New Hub to Showcase Black Voices All Year Round


Discovery and Science Channel

discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., announced the launch of a "Black Voices" hub with programming spotlighting the African American community. The hub will live on the platform year-round with curated series, documentaries, and specials that will take viewers on an educational, entertaining and exploratory journey through stories of empowerment and entrepreneurship, love and relationships, real estate and design, history and investigation, food and lifestyle, and more.

"Black voices should be celebrated 365 days a year," said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery. "We are proud to bring universal and relatable stories to the platform that highlight and represent the Black community across genres that we know will resonate with viewers."

Featured discovery+ Originals available on the hub will include --

· "Profiled: The Black Man" (Launching Saturday, February 12 on discovery+): This four-part docuseries examines the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black men in America for centuries. Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, "Profiled: The Black Man" aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. Episodes will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter.

· "Uprooted" (Launching Monday, February 18 on discovery+): Uprooted tells the story of Keith Warren, who was 19 years old when his body was found hanging from a tree in 1986. The police ruled it a suicide at the scene. The tree was cut down, his family was not informed for over six hours, no autopsy was performed and no criminal investigation was ever opened. Keith's sister, Sherri, has spent the last 34 years investigating her brother's death, and looking for closure. She is closer than she's been in decades, but can one woman fight a corrupt justice system?

· "The Great Soul Food Cook Off"(Streaming now on discovery+): A first-of-its-kind soul food cooking competition series celebrating Black chefs and the Black culinary traditions that are the cornerstone of American cuisine. Today, we see Black culture recognized like never before in music, film, fashion, TV, sports, and more, but that same cultural recognition remains long overdue in the kitchen. OWN has partnered with discovery+ via the original series, "The Great Soul Food Cook-Off," in a cooking competition that finally spotlights the culinary contributions of Black chefs with challenges designed to highlight the past and present of soul food. Eight chefs will go head-to-head throughout the show in this high-stakes, spiritual, and emotional competition, but only one competitor can take home the grand prize of $50,000.

· "Remix My Space With Marsai Martin" (Streaming now on discovery+): Remarkable young people who have made a lasting positive impact in their communities get the surprise of a lifetime when actress Marsai Martin shows up in their backyard, school or local park with astonishing news that she and her team will give them a personalized bedroom makeover. Marsai, best known from the ABC sitcom Black-ish, cues her personal passion for interior design to create stunning bedroom overhauls for exceptional, peer-nominated youth who have made a difference in their communities. After surprising each young person with the good news, Marsai's expert design team, including carpenter Joanie Sprague and designer Tiffany Thompson, create a breathtaking oasis reflective of each teen's interests, individuality, personality and style.

Additional titles that will be featured are "Love & Marriage Huntsville," "Black Love," "Dr. Mercy," "Home Grown," "Family or Fiance," "Burger Truck Brawl," "Where Do We Go From Here?," "(In)visible Portraits," "Super Soul," "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall," "The Legacy of Black Wall Street," "OWN Spotlight: Oprah + 100 Black Fathers," "Reno My Rental," "Ghost Brothers: Lights Out," "Home Grown," and "Doubling Down with the Derricos."

January 21, 2022 6:15pm ET by Discovery and Science Channel  

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