Blavity TV is the video streaming platform for Black voices, stories, creators and thought. Home to content from Afrotech, Travel Noire, 21Ninety, Shadow & Act and Blavity News. Blavity TV is your source for video content featuring Black innovators in business, sports, music, tech, travel, beauty, entertainment and wellness.
Centered on “Black Excellence Streaming 24/7,” learn more about 8 series you can check out on the platform:
Shadow and Act Live
Shadow and Act Live is Shadow and Act’s weekly video series in which we talk to the actors and creatives behind some of your favorite new and upcoming series. Guests featured on Shadow and Act Live include Vivica A. Fox, Larenz Tate, On My Block star Brett Gray, P-Valley star Brandee Evans, Outer Banks star Jonathan Daviss and many others.
Shadow and Act’s UpNext features several rising black stars having a candid conversation about life on and offscreen. Created at a time when diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry remains an important issue, UpNext provides an outlet for rising black talent to discuss their journey in ways that people of color are not often provided in mainstream media. The hope is that it adds to conversation and challenges the stereotypes put on black actors and actresses.
Actors featured in UpNext episodes include Jay Ellis, Bresha Webb, Aml Ameen, Antoinette Robertson, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tiffany Boone, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Seth Carr and Trinitee Stokes. There is also a special edition UpNext episode featuring 2019 S&A RISING Award Winners James Bland, Logan Browning, Jermaine Johnson and Olivia Morris.
Hosted by Shadow And Act’s Managing Editor, Trey Mangum, Shadow and Act’s Opening Act podcast features behind-the-scenes stories of how these actors got introduced into film and television as well as key moments in their most notable projects and what things that are coming down the line that they’re excited about. Guests featured on Opening Act include Janet Mock, Kyla Pratt, Luke James, Keith Powers, Tiffany Haddish, Daveed Diggs.
Black Tech Green Money
Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective. Hosted by Will Lucas, an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world’s largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.
When it comes to traveling the world, you’re guaranteed to leave with a good story to share. Travel Noire’s Stamp Tales gives travelers the opportunity to share some of those stories, no matter how funny, sad, or embarrassing they may be. This features stories from being arrested in England, best friends becoming strangers during a birthday trip in Thailand, a hotep’s travel warning creating paranoia during a trip to Mexico and many other wild stories.
Life in the Pacific Northwest
Life in the Pacific Northwest is a Travel Noire series that will have you falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. Nature’s beauty will blow you away, the food is incredible and there’s a growing wealth of career opportunities. Black people don’t necessarily come to mind when you think of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver but there’s a thriving community of young innovators taking the region by storm.
Term Sheets is an AfroTech series that explores the world of venture capital in New York City with deep dives from NYC’s heavy hitters. In the first episode, host Will Lucas sits down with Maisha Leek of Human Ventures and discusses early stage investing, social impact startups and the long history of successful Black women entrepreneurs.
The Root hair series
Developing a healthy relationship with our hair has been a taxing journey for most, and a beautiful journey for some. 21Ninety’s The Root explores our relationship and journey with our hair. We hope it resonates with you and helps you discover your own road to self-acceptance.
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Blavity TV will also have a ton of other series such as Live Your Best Life, The Love Jays, Regarding, Breaking Borders & Barriers — just to name a few!
You can stream Blavity TV now on iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku.