About the Young Black Experience, YBE Magazine empowers and inspires young people to be successful in all aspects of life, despite obstacles they might face. It’s about uplifting people and creating a better world by showing the best of who we are and what we can achieve. It’s about providing solutions to the problems we face and addressing those we won’t talk about. It’s about entertainment, entrepreneurship and education. Welcome to YBE.
Conceived in 2002 as a response to highly negative and stereotypical imagery about black culture in media, YBE presents something different and empowering. YBE’s mission is to change media by providing more positive and inspirational stories about African-American culture, particularly our youth, to help counter stereotypes about who we are and what we can achieve.