PushBlack harnesses the power of media to advance Black Liberation and amplify the agenda of the Black community. It aims to usher in a world where every Black person can exercise their full humanity, shape the destiny of their communities, and create a future built on justice and liberation.
PushBlack aims to contribute to the liberation of Black people by dismantling the system of white supremacy. It works to address the lack of trust from Black communities in organizations doing civic engagement, economic empowerment, and abolition work at scale. PushBlack uses media to build trust and empower and inform the Black community in the United States. Its content centers on Black history and news, criminal justice, economic advancement, and other issues important to its audience of 9 million monthly readers. Through the power of narrative, PushBlack empowers its audience to take action that will have a lasting impact on the community. One example of this work is their highly successful Get-Out-The-Vote program.
Julian Walker is the CEO and founding team member of PushBlack. Upon joining PushBlack in 2015, Julian spearheaded the development of the organization’s unique voice and compelling Black history, culture, and news content, attracting more than six million subscribers. Before joining PushBlack, Julian was the digital video producer at Atlanta Black Star, a leading Black digital publisher. With a background in filmmaking, his creative career has been focused on crafting emotionally-driven stories relevant to the issues Black folks face today. Julian hosts Black History Year, PushBlack’s signature podcast, which has received over 3 million downloads and was one of the “7 podcasts for history buffs” recommended by the New York Times in 2020.
Cultivating informed, empowered, and engaged citizens and voters