What to Watch, Listen to and Read to Support Black Voices

You are what you see, you are what you hear, and you are what you read.

As the death of civilians continues to mourn George floyd Protests that support Black Lives Matter continue around the world, with many turning to the arts, be it music, movies or books, as a source of information and comfort. But it is important to continue reading, studying, watching, listening to the voices of black creators and engaging with their experiences and perspectives.

We’ve put together a list of 35 pieces of artwork – from films to documentaries, podcasts to memoirs – do you need award-winning miniseries, something inspiring, something educational as a memoir? A pause is needed courtesy of the former First Lady, or a really good romantic novel…

Tv show

When they see us (Netflix): Ava DuVernay ‘The S-winning four-part minarets depict the misdemeanor (and ultimately exaggeration in 2002) of a handful of teenage boys, known as the Central Park Five.Kevin richardson, 14; Raymond Santana, 14; Antron McRae, 15; Yusuf Salam, 15; And Corey Vij, 16), after a white woman was beaten and raped in 1989.

Dear blondes (Netflix): Based on the 2014 film of the same name, the series centers on students at an Ivy League school and dives into racial inequality and conflicts that are masterful of elite institutions. The fourth and final season is expected to begin later this year.

What to see, listen and read black voices to read

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Unsafe (Hbo max): Partially based Issa RaeWeb series of Funny black girl, Her HBO series is one of the most relevant shows on TV, focusing on female friendships, romantic crises and modern-racial issues that affect young black people.

Queen sugar (Hulu): Designed and manufactured by Ava DuVernay Oprah WinfreyThe play, based on the novel of the same name, follows the iconic Bordelon siblings in rural Louisiana as they deal with family issues, love, racial injustice, and more.

Pose (FX and Hulu): Set in the late 80s (season one) and early 90s (season two), the groundbreaking series dives into the world of ball culture, featuring a diverse cast of transgender actors. MJ Rodriguez, Ina Moore, Dominic Jackson, Angelica Ross And Hailey City In 2019, Star Billy porter Made history when he was the first openly gay African-American man to be nominated or won as a lead actor in a Drama Series category at the Emmys.

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Just mercy (Free to watch on Amazon Prime Video during the month of June): Enacted Michael B. Jordan And Jamie Foxx, It tells the true story Walter McMillian (A stunning performance from Foxx), who, with the help of his lawyer, appeals his murder sentence, Brian stevenson (Jordan).

The hat you give (Hulu): Optimize Angie Thomas’ The stars of the bestselling novel are awesome Amandla Stenberg As the star, one of the few black students in his high school, who finds himself at the center of a national dispute, when he sees a police officer shoot his friend. Combining the coming era with social commentary, The hat you give Features several standout performances in particular Russell HorsbyMaverick, entertaining twist as Star’s father.

If beale street can talk (Hulu): the director Barry jenkins And based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, the film follows Keeki LeyneAs she attempts to clear her love (Stephen james) Her name after being wrongly convicted for raping a white woman. Jenkins’ highly anticipated follow-up Chandni, Beale Street Was one of the most devastating grand films of 2018 Regina king Earn the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Love and basketball (Available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube): One of the most loved romantic dramas of all time, starring Mani Sanaa Lathan And Omar Ips Still as sexy 20 years later, neighbors are telling the story of not falling for each other as professional basketball players while pursuing their careers.

Fruitvale Station (Tubi): Under his direction, Ryan cougler Tells the heartbreaking true story Oscar Grant (Played by Michael B. Jordan in a successful performance), was a 22-year-old black man shot by white police officers in Oakland in 2009.

American son (Netflix): Based on the acclaimed Broadway drama of the same name, Drama Stars of 2019 Kerry washington As a woman battling systemic racism within the police force after the disappearance of her 18-year-old son.

“It gives me great pleasure that people are looking to @AndicanSon to deepen their compassion and understanding,” wrote Washington, who played on Broadway in a drama written on Washington Instagram. “My dream for this film was to spark dialogue that would change.”

Documentary film:

13th (Netflix): We recommend topping your list, with the title referencing the 13th Amendment in Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated 2016 documentary focusing on the intersection between race and mass clutter in the United States.

I’m not your negro (Amazon Prime Video): Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson And based on the unfinished manuscript of James Baldwin, which broadened its relationship with assassinated civil rights leaders Madgar Evers, Malcolm X And Martin Luther King Jr., This 2016 documentary was nominated for an Oscar.


Code Switch: Hosted this weekly NPR Podcast Shereen Marisol Marji And Jean demby From politics to pop culture, racial issues and racism have an impact on daily life.

1619: From new York TimesThis five-part series looks at the irreversible impact of a moment 400 years ago in August of 1619, when a ship carrying slaves arrived in Virginia.

Pod save the people: Every Tuesday, the worker is released Deray mcesson Through interviews with experts, leaders and activists will help you better understand the issues going into news, culture, politics and more.

Skam Devi: 2019 may be the official year of the scamster, but Lassie Mosley Has kept the trend alive and is endowed with its hilarious podcasts that dive deep into stories of scandal and fraud.

Read: hosted by Baby fury And Krisshal West, This weekly pop culture podcast will leave you crying over spilled tea … until you cry laughing so hard.

Balanced black girl: In her bi-weekly podcast, Blogger Les alfred Talking about self-care and healthy living in the perspective of a black woman and interviewing with black welfare experts.

Delegation: Love of MTV the challengeThe You will get to host this new recap podcast Sunny sunny And Jacques Neil Only as entertaining as the actual show.

Non-fiction books

White fragrance by Robin Dangelo: Feeling heavy and don’t know where to start? Here is your answer Whilst using her insights while running racial awareness workshops for decades, it is difficult for whites to talk about racism, with Diangelo also explaining why it is necessary for them to do so.

How to become anti caste by Ibram x. Candy: It is no longer enough to be against racism, you must be actively anti-racist according to Kendy’s award-winning book, which explains the various forms and consequences of racism and how to address them internally and externally.

Why i’m not tall talking about race to white people By Rene Eddo-Lodge: If the title makes you uncomfortable, this is it. Eddo-Loge’s debut is based on his blog post of the same title about the frustrations of talking about race and racism that went viral in 2014.

Bad feminist By Roxanne Gay: One of the defining voices of his generation, Gay’s book of books introduces you to feminism, politics and culture, weeping, laughing, weeping and then laughing.

Becoming By Michelle Obama: Can we suggest a double-feature with the best-selling book of 2019 and its recent Netflix documentary? Deeply personal, Obama gave an in-depth account of her upbringing, how she found her voice and her time in the White House for readers, revealing her disappointment and every move.

We Are Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True By Gabriel Union: Forget a glass and eat this raw and enjoyable memoir from Hollywood Star. Holding nothing back in her essays, the union details her losing virginity, opens up about abortion and reveals that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager at gunpoint.

James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conventions By James Baldwin: This article has reason to show his work several times, and this book, including the last uncensored interview with the novelist and activist, as well as many other interviews with him during his career, is essential reading.

Between the world and me By Ta-Nehasi coat: a new York Times‘Number 1 bestseller and one of the defining books of the decade, a novel-length letter to his son (as well as readers) about the long history of our nation with racism through the lens of his own experiences Writes

Well-read black girl By Jai Edim: A powerful and personal collection of essays by black women writersJasmine Ward, Lynn Nutt, Jacqueline Woodson And Gaboure SidibeIt was published by Wally Adim, the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club.

Books of Fiction:

Wedding date By Jasmine Guillory: Love the rom-com trope of a fake relationship slowly into a real one? Dig right into

An american marriage By Tayri Jones: An Oprah’s Book Club pick and novel for the 2019 Women’s Award, this entertaining novel documents the relationship of Roy and Celestial, a black couple in Atlanta whose life falls apart when she is convicted of a rape she committed did not do.

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Aisa Fun Edge By Kelly Reid: One of the hottest new releases of the year, Aisa Fun Edge After the story of Alix, a feminist blogger and her employee Emira, Ameera catches up to “kidnap” the white child after whom she is actually bearing a child.

Missing half And Mothers By Brit Bennett: His first novel, Mothers (Young love, big secrets and a small town all crash together) Became one of the most successful books of 2016, and her latest, Missing half, Dare we say even better. A multi-normal family saga, the novel spans over 40 years, following the twin sisters and their racial identity.

You should see me in a crown By Leah Johnson: In his debut novel, Johnson tells the story of Liz Lightley, who is waiting to leave her white (prom-obsessed) Midwest town. But when her funding for college declines, she agrees to win the title of Prom Queen for a scholarship, even if it means going against a girl who has feelings for her. We are already counting down until we see the film adaptation of this YA novel.

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