Blog header illustrated by Taylor McManus

Discord is proud to join the global community in celebrating Black History Month. This annual observance commemorates and recognizes the invaluable contributions of Black individuals throughout history, acknowledging their resilience, creativity, and enduring legacy that has shaped the world we live in today. 

For this year's Black History Month, Discord's Black and African American Movement Employee Resource Group (or the BAAM ERG for short) and its allies would love to share a handful of their favorite vibrant Black gaming communities and content creators. Black gamers have played an integral role in shaping the gaming landscape and fostering inclusivity within our community, from esports enthusiasts to casual players, and content creators to streamers. 

Check ‘em out!

  • Life of Rio — A gaming creator who also recently hosted a few cooking streams.  
  • RDCGaming — A “fighting game-focused” channel that also does “skits, reviews, vlogs, animation, and manga.”
  • Black Gamers Community —  A space whose mission is “for Black gamers to make genuine generic connections and friendships.” 
  • Black Girl Gamers — A “multiplatform and inclusive” community helping “keep over 9000+ Black women gamers safe online.” 
  • Taylor McManus — An “illustrator and educator” from Northern Virginia, and the artist behind our lovely blog header! 

Celebrating Black gaming communities online that are creating great culture and content is a great way to celebrate Black History Month near and far and is a tangible way to advocate for a more inclusive online world. Throughout February, Discord and Discord employees donated to non-profit organizations supporting Black communities, highlighted Black-owned businesses to help support their work, held thoughtful discussions of Black intersectionality with various identities, and celebrated Black joy together.

The BAAM ERG, along with Discord and the rest of its employees, are honoring organizations that support, advocate, and are creating a more inclusive, equitable world for Black global citizens, including supporting organizations such as The East Oakland Collective and Free Black Therapy

If you’d like to be a part of the BAAM ERG’s journey and Discord’s culture, we’d love to have you — consider taking a peek at our jobs page from time to time!