Black stories. Black talent. Black creators. Black History.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say this year’s month-long celebration of Black History, is worthy of next-level turn up. Why go above and beyond more than any year prior? Because the last 12 months have shown that life for the descendants of chattel slaves hasn’t changed nearly as much as we would like and/or want to believe. We are in the fight of our lives while living in a Nation in crisis (e.g. suspect vaccines too reminiscent of The Tuskegee Experiment, voter suppression, a failed coup attempt). With the number of strides we have made, we still have so far to go.
Most of us are still stuck indoors and aren’t able to attend the Black History Month galas, festivals, or expos. Quarantining and social distancing won’t stop the turn up! Streaming historical fiction, biopics, and documentaries are a great way to honor Black figures and historical events that paved the way to where we are today. Host watch parties, share on social media and spark dialog about these films and TV series all of which you can stream during this poignant Black History Month. They serve as recorded testimonies of the struggles and sacrifices of so many worthy of celebration this month and beyond.