I am so relieved that we have finally reached the point of having a break from school. I had a double challenge this year with launching my little princess off to school this year. Pre-K is her time to shine, but we struggle with the wake up and drop off every morning.
I remember my little Prince did not enjoy the early morning wake up either, but the struggle is very real! I am so looking forward to having a few lazy days and binge-watching Netflix. And when comes to everybody’s favorite app, they seem to have a lot to offer in that department too.
I am going to grab a snack, put on my robe and cozy slippers, and check out this list of Black shows and movies to watch on Netflix. Cause Girl, with so much going on the world natural disasters, political struggles, family responsibilities, it is good just take time out and indulge in some good movie watching!
Queen of Katwe
Based on the Noel by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe,” brings to life the story of Phiona Mutesi. Played by Madina Nalwanga, this young girl from Katwe, Uganda learns to play chess and excels at it, gaining her way to the World Chess Olympiads.
Lupita Nyong’o stars as Phiona’s mother while David Oyelowo stars at the chess instructor. If I am still in the mood for more shows and movies, I have to check out the classic Bernie Mac Show for a few old laughs or the newer sitcom, The Carmichael Show for new ones. Breaking away from traditional family sitcom, The Netflix Original Series Chewing Gum is a comedy about sheltered, 24-year-old virgin who is set on losing her virginity.
Another Netflix original on this epic list is 13th. While it originally premiered at the New York Film Festival in September 2016. It was brought to a larger audience when Netflix released it. Selling the chilling truth about the 13th Amendment, the film discusses the idea that although the amendment freed the slaves in 1865, the country still created a way to keep Black people in bondage and chains, which came with the boom of the prison system, The documentary goes through time and shows how in the words of Barack Obama, the United States, which only has 5% of the world’s population came to have 25% of the world’s prisoners.
Southside With You
While we all love good and hard, fictional love story, why not embrace this real one. I am a love of all things Obama from his election, presidential reign, his beautiful wife Michelle. I even named my daughter Maliah!
“Southside With You,” is the film based on the 44th President, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle. Their story begins while they are both working at a Chicago law firm, Barack is an associate and Michelle as a lawyer, Patrick Sawyer and Tika Sumpter star as Barack and Michelle Obama.
I am a huge fan of 70’s music and all things 70’s that in my opinion is one of the greatest eras of all time. Where people discovered the true meaning of freedom and living the life of their authentic self.
I feel that Black people began to embrace the truth about being a person of color and showed in their hair, style of dress, and music! This Netflix original takes place in the Bronx in the 1970’s.The “Getdown,” tells the story of a group of teenagers who band together to become musical super stars. In addition to giving us a look into the music of that time, and location, it also provides a peak into the lives of those living in the South Bronx.