YouTube Unveils “Onyx Family Dinner” as Part of Black Voices Slate

The Onyx Family of 6’s Onyx Family Dinner, produced in association with Shine Global, will begin airing in 2021, and joins a slate of shows focused on elevating Black voices.

Join the Onyx Family for the dinner table conversation you wish your family had! This new Kids & Families series gathers the multi-generational family for plenty of fun and open conversations about life and what’s going on in the world over dinner. Weekly dinner guests broaden the conversation with different perspectives, thought provoking stories, subject matter expertise and valuable insights. Produced by in association with Shine Global, “Onyx Family Dinner” stars the Onyx Family and is executive produced by Keith Brown, Albie Hecht, the Onyx Family, and Chris M.Williams.

In the wake of massive protests for racial justice in 2020, YouTube announced a $100 million fund to amplify Black voices and perspectives on the platform. Now officially named the “#YouTubeBlack Voices Fund,” over the next three years they plan to “present fresh narratives that emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity and joy of Black voices, as well as to educate audiences about racial justice.”

Shine Global is proud to be a part of this work and bringing the Onyx Family Dinner to viewers across the US and around the world and we can’t wait to share the first episode in 2021.

Shine Global is an award-winning non-profit media company that gives voice to children and their families by sharing their stories of resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on capitol hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change. Our films have won more than 80 major awards, including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente, an Academy Award®-nomination for War/Dance, and a Webby-nomination for The Election Effect digital series.