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Videos showcase wide range of African American culture.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site's overall goal is to provide a place for viewers to experience videos highlighting African-American culture, comedians, and other topics.

Not applicable

One video mentions booty calls.


Some comedy clips include swearing.


The site featires Google Ads and an online store sells shirts and sweatshirts.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One comedy video mentions marijuana.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this video site offers more than 100,000 programs featuring topics related to African-American culture.
The videos are categorized into 16 different channels that include
subject matter like short films and faith-based videos. Although you can currently only share or rate the site's videos, the site plans to add functionality that will eventually let users post comments.

Is it any good?


BLACKTV247 offers hours of diverse viewing, ranging from quick comedy clips to entire episodes of shows like Sanford and Son and short films. Some videos are hosted on the site; others are hosted on sites like YouTube, but appear in the BlackTV247 browser.

There's no shortage of things to watch, and it's a great resource for those looking to view TV shows, comedians, and more. However, many of the videos aren't for younger viewers. Several of the comedy clips in particular include a lot of swearing, and others -- including a speech from Louis Farrakhan -- may be too politically charged for kids.

Online interaction: Users can rate videos and the site has a place for viewer comments, but it's not currently functional.

Families can talk about...

  • When you click on a link to watch a video, why is it better/safer if the link doesn't take you to another Web site to see a video?

  • How do you know if a site has videos that are OK for kids your age to see?

  • Should you ask a parent if the videos on a Web site you're looking at are OK or not OK?

Website details

Genre:Video Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 14 years old Written byjhussain55 June 4, 2010
Teen, 13 years old Written byEpic_Fail April 15, 2010

Just use YOUTUBE

How is this "Positive"? Why can we use UNIRACIAL youtube?
Parent of a 3 year old Written bykhalib April 8, 2010
Seems pretty cool


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