There’s a lot to love these days at the Black TV & Film Collective. We’re especially loving all the brown people on television and in the cinema, characters like Luke Cage and actors like Kofi Siriboe. Shows like The Get Down and Alicia Keys sans makeup on this season’s The Voice, have also made the list. Yes. we’re loving a lot these days.
1. Marvel’s New Superhero: ‘Luke Cage’
Netflix’s Luke Cage: super strong due to an experiment gone wrong, superhero by choice. A black vigilante – justice – delivering protagonist, Luke Cage couldn’t be more on time.
2. Actor Kofi Siriboe in OWN’s New Series: Queen Sugar
In Queen Sugar presented by OWN, three siblings struggle with their demons after inheriting a sugar cane farm. Kofi plays Bordelon sibling Ralph Angel, a parolee struggling to raise his son, stay on the right side of the law and get his family’s farm up and running again.
3. Issa Rae’s New HBO Show ‘Insecure’
Insecure by Issa Rae and HBO provides insight into what being a twenty-something black woman is like for some of us.
4. Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’, was love at first sight.
Netflix’s new musical The Get Down chronicles the start of hip – hop through the lives of a group of young artists.
5. What’s NOT TO LOVE about ‘American Crime’?
Wealth, race, and class are manipulated when a male HS student makes an accusation of sexual assault against a basketball player, in season 2 of anthology series American Crime, now on Netflix.
Bonus…. Alicia Keys is Going ‘Makeup-less’ on the New Season of ‘The Voice’. We love this too!
Alicia Keys making a statement on appreciation of self sans makeup, and as one of two female judges on NBC’s The Voice, a first time occurrence for the show.
The Black TV & Film Collective a 501c3 organization that operates as a NYC film collective. In our work, we support all artists of color including but not limited to black filmmakers. We are a collaborative platform that represents diversity in film and supports inclusion in Hollywood and TV. Our professional network of New York City filmmakers gives knowledge to those who want to learn how to produce film, how to make a web series, how to budget film projects and more. We host NYC film workshops that welcome a variety of experience levels from first time filmmakers who are either students in film school or to notables within the television and film industry. See how you can make a difference in the world of cinema by becoming a member of our NYC film collective.
April Guscott is a Brooklyn native and creative writer who has a love of storytelling across all mediums. April has written short stories, poetry, essays and now turns her attention to screenwriting and blogging. April is an active member of the Black TV & Film Collective.