YouTube Originals, in partnership with pocket.watch, today released the official trailer for “Onyx Family Dinner” – a new eight-episode series from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund that gathers the multi-generational family from the incredibly popular Onyx Family YouTube channel, for plenty of fun and open conversations about life and what’s going on in the world over dinner. Weekly guests broaden the conversation with different perspectives, thought provoking stories, subject matter expertise and valuable insights. This “dinner party” made for families debuts November 4 at 9am PT / 12pm ET on the official Onyx Family YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. The premiere episode features former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, host of the Emmy Award-winning “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” who will have a conversation with the Onyx family about discussing race with their friends.
“Onyx Family Dinner” follows the Onyx family, a warm, creative and supportive Black family with a robust fanbase (more than 7 million subscribers across their YouTube channels) as they share their passion for learning about the world and encouraging families to engage with each other. A seat at the dinner table with dad Mirthell, mom Rita and kids Shalom, Sinead, Shasha and Shiloh, brings meaningful discussions about what’s going on in their lives and important topics such as mental health, school curriculum bias, Black hair and hair discrimination, social activism in sports, urban gardening and sustainability, body positivity and self-esteem and how to be a changemaker.
The trailer highlights the series’ diverse roster of dinner guests including former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, fashion influencer Kellie Brown, mental health advocate Diana Chao, activist and founder of Youth Advocates for Change Tiana Day, student and hair discrimination activist Faith Fennidy, fashion designer and urban gardener Ron Finley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill who help broaden the conversation by offering different perspectives, interesting stories and valuable insight.