YBE Magazine was created to combat the negative influences in media. About the young black experience, YBE targets young black men, ages 17 to 30, and deals with life issues they face. Rather than focus on sports, entertainment and fashion, YBE educates and empowers young black people to be responsible in all aspects of life and inspire them to achieve success and not be limited by stereotypes and societal constraints. YBE stimulates thought and encourages readers to challenge what they are taught by society rather than blindly accept misinformation as truth. And YBE motivates young people to deal with the issues of the black community in order to create a better community and better world for future generations.