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10 Black Shows Available to Stream RIGHT NOW

The Black Lives Matter Movement is on the rise. After the murder of George Floyd, people all over the country have peacefully protested in an attempt to end systemic injustices in the USA.

We wanted to show you 10 BLACK SHOWS that are easily accessible that you can stream right now: 

1. When They See Us (2019)
Creator: Ava DuVernay
Synopsis: In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated.

Available On: Netflix


2. Insecure (2016 – )
Creator (s): Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore
Synopsis: Best friends Issa and Molly belong to the same social background and face similar experiences. They always strive to find solutions to their problems by facing them together.

Available On: HBO Max


3. Black Lightning (2018 – )
Creator(s): Trevor Von Eeden  & Tony Isabella
Synopsis: High school principal Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called The 100 led by Tobias Whale leads to increased crime and corruption in his community.

Available On: Netflix


4. Power (2014 -)
Creator(s): Courney Kemp Agboh
Synopsis: It appears James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all — a drop-dead gorgeous wife, a stunning Manhattan penthouse, and the power and success that come with owning hot new nightclub Truth.

Available On: Hulu


5. Atlanta (2016 – )
Creator(s): Donald Glover
Synopsis: Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

Available On: Hulu


6. The Chi (2018 – )
Creator: Lena Waithe
Synopsis: A coming of age drama about people who become linked by coincidence but bonded by a need for connection. 

Available On: Hulu


7. Queen Sugar (2016 – )
Creator: Ava DuVernay
Synopsis: Created by Ava DuVernay Queen Sugar follows 3 siblings who move to Louisiana to claim their father’s inheritance – a sugarcane farm.

Available On: Hulu


8. The Boondocks (2005 – 2014, 2020 – )
Creator: Aaron McGruder
Synopsis: Follows the adventures of two young black boys, Riley and Huey, who undergo culture clash when they move from Chicago to the suburbs with their grandfather. 

Available On: HBO Max


9. Dear White People (2017 – )
Creator: Justin Simien
Synopsis: At a predominantly white Ivy League school, a group of black students navigate racism and other forms of discrimination. 

Available On: Netflix


10. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 – 1996)
Creators: Andy Borowitz, Susan Borowitz
Synopsis:
A streetwise, young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Available on: HBO Max


BONUS: On My Block (2018 – )
Creators: Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, Lauren Iungerich
Synopsis: A coming-of-age drama about a bright group of teens as they navigate through high school in South Central LA, dealing with danger and romance along the way. 

Available on: Netflix


BONUS: Living Single (1993 – 1998)
Creators: Yvette Lee Bowser
Synopsis:
Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Available on: Hulu

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