Black Panther is here! This isn't just a great movie, it's the coming of age for a genre that is new for many people - this genre is called 'afrofuturism' and it is the genre that we demand moving forward.
'Get Out' was a surprisingly good movie with a ton of subtle messages to ponder on underneath the surface. What seems like a simply thriller to some, is in fact satirically exposing a dark and ugly history in America. The history of scientific racism against black people because you know...genetics and melanin.
I'm giving 'Hidden Figures' a mandatory viewing rating since it tells the story not of athletes or musicians, but of black female scientists. Three black female scientists to be exact who participated in the sixties space race.
'13th' is a documentary that exposes the 13 amendment as actually continuing slavery instead of ending it as most people have learned. Only it's continued slavery through the American prison complex. It can be viewed on Netflix and may be the most eye-opening documentary you see this year.
Luke Cage wasn't just a superhero tv show, it represents the desires and wishes of Black men across America. In a time when you can be shot and killed for the slightest offense, Luke Cage is a real-life fantasy playing out in real-time. It's easily one of Marvel's best properties on television, including the shows on ABC.