As part of Hulu's ongoing commitment to honor Black culture, the streamer launched its “Black Stories Always” hub back in March 2021. Disney+ and ESPN+ joined Hulu in its initiative to spotlight Black artists by launching unique experiences such as virtual concerts, new collections, and TV series, per a Hulu press release.
Hulu’s Black Stories Always hub not only simplifies the process of finding content centered around Black culture, but it also sheds light on the streamer’s “efforts of diverse storytelling.”
Keep reading to learn more about the Black Stories Always hub and the other initiatives Hulu has implemented to ensure Blacks stories and voices are loudly heard across America.
The Black Stories Always hub can be accessed via the Hulu app.
Hulu’s Black Stories Always hub is easy to navigate as the content is separated into categories, some of which include:
- Celebrating Black Music
- Black Creators
- Black Leads
- Reality TV
- Nostalgia History
Some of the popular shows you’ll find within the hub include: grown-ish, The Wonder Years reboot, and UnPrisoned. And if you’re looking to add a sprinkle of nostalgia in your day, the Black Stories Always hub also includes some of the top classics like Family Matters, Sister Sister, and Living Single.
Hulu spotlighted Black artists by “giving them their flowers.”
In addition to launching a hub designed to showcase notable films and binge-worthy TV shows centered around Black culture, the popular on-demand service engaged talent from across Hulu, Onyx Collective, and The Walt Disney Company to help spotlight Black artists by “giving them their flowers.”
Beginning the month of February 2023, Hulu’s social media channels featured videos of some of the most accomplished Black artists in entertainment “giving flowers” to those who have guided and inspired them throughout their careers.
The campaign kicked off at the start of Black History month with thoughtful dedications from artists including Kerry Washington, RZA, Yvette Lee Bowser, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Trevor Jackson, Diggy Simmons, Josh Bonzie, Roger Ross Williams & Shoshana Guy, Quentin Plair Jr., and many more.
Kerry chose to give flowers to Delroy Lindo, who stars alongside her in the hit series, UnPrisoned. “I really wouldn’t be the actor I am today were it not for Mr. Delroy Lindo,” The School of Good and Evil star admitted during her #BlackStoriesAlways campaign video.
Hulu also celebrated these honorees in real life with flowers sourced from Black-owned florists across the country. Additionally, Hulu worked with Bia Blooms to create the stunning set decor seen in several of the videos.
A look at some of the other hit films and series that hold a place in Hulu’s Black Stories Always hub.
In honor of black creatives, Hulu will continue to shine a light, as it does all year long, on Black stories and storytellers in its “Black Stories Always” hub.
In January 2023, some of the noteworthy TV and film premieres released in the hub included the third season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga (also the final season), the final season of FX’s Snowfall, The 1619 Project, Grown-ish Season 5, Bruiser, Three Ways, Abbott Elementary, and plenty of others!