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PushBlack's Black History Year Podcast Soars to #1 on Apple Podcasts


Washington DC, USA—On May 22, PushBlack, the leading online community for Black Americans, released season one of its highly-anticipated Black History Year Podcast. The six-episode series connects listeners with Black thinkers and activists that have been left out of the mainstream conversations. Within the first 24-hours, the podcast reached #1 in the Apple Podcast history category and #6 of all podcasts streaming on Apple. Black History Year amassed over 20,000 subscribers in its first 48-hours.

“Black communities have been rocked by the senseless killing of George Floyd,” said Eskedar Getahun, Co-CEO of PushBlack. “We hope our podcast, which connects Black Americans to our history of struggle and resilience, can serve as a beacon of hope in these difficult times.”

The podcast episodes touch on a myriad of topics not discussed in other mainstream platforms, including Fear of the Black Women’s Body, Black Gun Ownership, Religion in Black America, Young Black Millionaires, and a host of others.

Guests on Black History Year include best-selling author Dr. Dorothy Roberts, Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews of Faith in Action, National African American Gun Association Vice President Douglas Jefferson, Vanderbilt University history professor Dr. Brandon Byrd, author and economist Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Stephanie Dunn of Morehouse College.

This thought-provoking series is the latest in a content program built by PushBlack to engage and educate Black Americans about their history and create a more engaged population of black voters. To learn more about PushBlack, visit

About PushBlack

PushBlack is the nation’s largest media advocacy organization for Black Americans, currently serving 9 million people across all platforms, including 5 million subscribers on Facebook Messenger. We use the power of narrative, especially Black History, to educate and activate our subscribers to build their personal power and create lasting economic and political change

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Black History Year
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