Xbox Announces Black History Month Initiatives, Aims to Build a More Inclusive Gaming Community
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Xbox Announces Black History Month Initiatives, Aims to Build a More Inclusive Gaming Community

Xbox is committed to building the most inclusive gaming community on the planet.

In an announcement, the gaming system revealed it’s celebrating Black History Month by offering gaming experiences that highlight the contributions of influential Black developers and creators while also raising awareness around causes pertaining to Black communities.

The company wrote in a statement:

“We believe that small actions from members of the Xbox community can lead to lasting change in the industry, such as speaking up to report and callout racist remarks, learning about Black history and culture, and empowering Black-owned businesses and inclusive creators. By amplifying Black voices, partnering with more Black creators, and continuing to address racial injustice, we strive to contribute to real change in our industry. We are committed to supporting Black audiences across the globe through programs that focus on issues relevant to them.”

In June, Team Xbox and the Xbox player community came together to donate $3 million to the Black Lives Matter Support Fund and Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Efforts to celebrate and elevate Black communities include Digital Stores – Xbox & Windows: Discover Games, Movies and TV Curated by Black Communities at Microsoft, Xbox Programming to Celebrate Black History Month, and more.

For the full line-up of Xbox’s Black History commitment click here.