TV

  • Best Black TV Shows on Hulu 

    Best Black TV Shows on Hulu 

    There are a lot of streaming services out there–we know, we’re owned by one of them (BlackOakTV)! That means you have a number of options to choose from when looking for your next show to binge. And while we’d always suggest you check out a BlackOakTV Original, we can’t blame you if you want to […]

  • The Best Black Actors of All-Time…From A Millennial’s Perspective 

    The Best Black Actors of All-Time…From A Millennial’s Perspective 

    When thinking about making a list of the best Black actors of all-time, and then looking at our history in this field, I was astounded by just how far back we go and how excellent at the craft we have been given the many harms and hurdles that have been put in the path of […]

  • Big Brother: The Racist Gift That Keeps On Giving

    Big Brother: The Racist Gift That Keeps On Giving

    I have a big admission to make that most people don’t know about me:  I love Big Brother.  For the uninitiated, it’s a show in which 16 people enter a house, go through competitions, form informal teams and alliances, and on a weekly basis, they vote each other out of the house. What could possibly […]

  • Review: “Harlem” Is Worth A Binge Watch

    Review: “Harlem” Is Worth A Binge Watch

    As we get set for the Season 2 premiere of “Harlem” this Friday, February 3rd, our reviewer gives “Harlem” a bingeworthy grading. However, this particular black TV show from Amazon Prime still leaves her wanting a little bit more. When the trailer for Amazon Prime’s original series Harlem popped up in my feed, I was […]

  • Now of Age, Gen Z Has its Own Classic Black TV Shows & Movies

    Now of Age, Gen Z Has its Own Classic Black TV Shows & Movies

    Real talk. Pinning down classic Black TV shows and movies that are unique and specific to Gen Z is difficult. It’s complex for a variety of reasons. For starters, how are we defining a Black classic? And how are we defining a Black classic that is specific to Gen Z? There’s a whole canon of […]

  • The 17 Highest-Rated Black TV Shows & Movies on Netflix

    The 17 Highest-Rated Black TV Shows & Movies on Netflix

    Ratings? Which ratings? Not that old metric from Nielsen that doesn’t matter anymore. We’re talking about Rotten Tomatoes ratings? Now, I know, Rotten Tomatoes isn’t exactly the source we should rely on for determining the best shows. But! Given how much content there is out there today, especially on Netflix, it’s not a bad bar […]

  • “Atlanta” Made a Comeback

    “Atlanta” Made a Comeback

    When I wrote, prior to the debut of its most recent season, that Season 3 of “Atlanta” was a disappointment, I kept coming back to the fact that the creators really didn’t give a damn that most folks didn’t like what they saw. It even sounded like they were proud of the fact that they […]

  • The Best Black-Owned Streaming Services

    The Best Black-Owned Streaming Services

    Black-Owned Streaming Services Are Heating Up! Constantly, people of color are not accurately or authentically represented in media. This is largely due to a lack of diversity among those who produce content and own the platforms we watch content on, very few of which are black-owned streaming services. To promote more inclusion of Black voices, […]

  • The 10 Best Black TV Shows You Might’ve Missed

    The 10 Best Black TV Shows You Might’ve Missed

    Reruns and takeout, anyone? Netflix, HBO, and other popular streaming services have stepped their game up in recent years to highlight popular Black programming. And we’re here for it. From Hulu’s “Black Stories” hub to Netflix’s “Strong Black Lead” sub-brand, it’s now a lot easier to find a classic Black TV show or discover a […]

  • What Black TV Shows Can I Watch Now?

    What Black TV Shows Can I Watch Now?

    So you’ve been on your Roku TV set, looking for something new to watch, and as you keep scrolling and scrolling, something clearly needs to be asked of the current moment in television: what Black TV shows are out now?  Yeah, yeah. Of course, you know what Black TV shows have been out and talked […]