Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, “Profiled: The Black Man” aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. In addition, each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning Billy Porter, and more.

Profiled: The Black Man” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions with P. Frank Williams as showrunner, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Trell Thomas, and Kristen V. Carter as executive producers. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network oversees the production of the series.

Episode 1 shares the story of Leon Ford, who was the victim of racial profiling by police, and profiles Charles Alexander, Mark Edmond, and Jamel Lewis, owners of the black-owned gourmet sliced bread company, the Black Bread Co.

Profiled: The Black Man” will premiere on Saturday, February 12, exclusively on discovery+, with new one-hour episodes available to discovery+ subscribers every Saturday through March 5.

By Danielle sanders