5 Hilarious Black Women on YouTube You Should Watch

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YouTube allows talented men and women who would otherwise go un/underrecognized to create their own platforms to share their work. Black women are doing this brilliantly. They're building audiences and producing web video that showcases their talent offers an alternative to handful of portrayals of Black womanhood that we may get in mainstream arenas. These five women are cracking us up regularly on their channels, and we're grateful for it.

Amanda Seales
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Amanda hosts a rundown of pop culture news called "TIL This Week." You've probably seen her on VH1 and MTV, but this show is all Amanda. Her quick wit and hysterical one-liners will have you rolling.

Subscribe to her channel here.

Akilah Hughes
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Think of Akilah as the adorable girl next door.  Her humor, charm and bubbly personality will keep you coming back.

Subscribe to her channel here.

Leslie of Let Leslie Tell It

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Leslie hosts a weekly hot topics show on Issa Rae's channel. Ms. Rae knows how to spot a talent because Leslie's delivery is consistently hilarious.

Subscribe to Issa Rae's channel here.

Franchesca Ramsey
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Franchesca Ramsey is another incredible YouTube success story. Her astoundingly popular parodies have landed her major television appearances including a recent cameo on Comedy Central's "Broad City." You've love her mix humor, social commentary and vlogs.

Subscribe to her channel here.

Pia Glenn
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Pia Glenn puts a black spin the classic "Saturday Night Live" segment with incisive commentary on the news of the day.

Subscribe to her channel here.

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or

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