Greg Doherty/Getty ImagesMara Brock Akil — the creator behind critically acclaimed shows such as Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, and The Game — is bringing more Black magic to Netflix.  Deadline reports the streaming service has signed a multi-year agreement with Akil to produce new original content.  “It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human […]

Courtesy of NetflixNetflix is continuing to bring important Black narratives to the forefront. On Wednesday, the streamer announced it had acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms that will launch beginning next month. “Time to pop bottles,” Netflix tweeted, before adding the official list of shows and launch dates.  The additions include Moesha, premiering on August […]

Courtesy of NetflixNia Long and Omar Epps co-star in the new Netflix summer thriller Fatal Affair. Written by Rasheeda Garner, the films follow Long as Ellie, a woman trying to her save marriage after a brief encounter with her old friend David, played by Omar Epps. Things take a turn for the worse when she realizes David’s relentless determination to […]

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesColin Kaepernick‘s adolescent years will be made into a six-part Netflix docu-series, thanks to Ava DuVernay. Netflix announced on Monday that the Oscar nominee will direct and produce the forthcoming scripted drama titled Colin in Black & White. The limited series will focus on Kaepernick’s teenage life and high school experience growing up as a Black […]

After bringing black narratives to the forefront by creating a Black Lives Matter content genre on its platform, Netflix is taking another important step in the push for equality: investing in the education of black youth. On Wednesday the streamer announced that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, philanthropist Patty Quillin, have pledged to […]

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Courtesy of NetflixNetflix is bringing black narratives to the forefront. In a tweet on Wednesday, the streamer announced they were standing behind the black experience. “When we say “Black Lives Matter,” we also mean “Black storytelling matters,” the tweet read. “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we’re starting by […]

ABC/Richard Cartwright; Walt Disney Television/Yolanda PerezNetflix has acquired the rights to Lil Rel’s hidden-camera prank comedy Bad Trip, which was originally set to hit theaters in October. Rel shared the news on Instagram, posting the Variety story.  “We will have a premiere date soon,” he promises. “But finally ‘Bad Trip’ is coming to Netflix. This prank movie is hysterical and can’t wait […]

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Courtesy of NetflixSpike Lee‘s upcoming Vietnam vet drama, Da 5 Bloods, will officially hit Netflix next month. In an Instagram post, Lee shared the release date along with an image of film’s poster. “Here Iz Da Teaser Poster For Da 5 BLOODS,” he wrote. “The New Spike Lee Joint Will Drop Globally On NETFLIX-Friday June 12th. Please Check […]

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