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YouTube Announces 2018 Creators for Change

YouTube Announces 2018 Creators for Change

YouTube yesterday welcomed 47 creators to their Creators for Change program as the 2018 class of Ambassadors. This global initiative, which they kicked off in 2016, spotlights inspirational creators who use YouTube’s global reach to change conversations around tough issues and make a truly positive impact on the world. This year’s YouTube Creators come from over 16 countries and represent a combined audience of 26 million fans. The U.S. Creators are Jouelzy, who looks at the intersection of pop culture, history, and politics; Yasmany Del Real, who looks at beauty treatments for people of color; Beleaf in Fatherhood, whose mission is to equip fathers, give hope to mothers, and inspire children; Subhi Taha, who look at Muslim American issues; Jubilee Project, which bridges people together and inspire love through compelling stories; and Hallease, a video producer, editor, and photographer who produces documentary-style vlogs. The 2018 class features 31 new creators as well as 16 creators from last year’s program. Meet them here.

There’s a New Mayor in Town

There’s a New Mayor in Town

Ted Lieu and Sheila Jackson Lee Intro Bill to Ban Trophy Hunting

Ted Lieu and Sheila Jackson Lee Intro Bill to Ban Trophy Hunting