Buzzfeed.com puts together another classy list of TV shows by Black Creators. We’ve cheery picked our favourites for you to add to your viewing pleasure. You can check out the entire list here
Random Acts of Flyness
CAST: Terence Nance, Whoopi Goldberg, Dominique Fishback, Gillian Jacobs & Jon Hamm
Random Acts of Flyness excels at combining glitz and glam to portray the experiences of African-American teenagers in the United States. It’s an excellent show for anyone interested in learning more about the African-American experience while also appreciating the beauty of art and music.
CAST: Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T. Murph, Rose McIver, and Sasheer Zamata
Keith Knight’s real-life experiences as the creator of The K Chronicles are the inspiration for this series. Woke follows cartoonist Keef Knight, who has made a living by “keeping things light” and avoiding uncomfortable situations. Keef realizes he has the capacity to converse with inanimate objects after being racially profiled and abused by a police officer. As a result of this experience, Keef realizes how often microaggressions are in his daily life.
CAST: Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance & Wunmi Mosaku,
Set in Jim Crow America, Tic teams up with his close buddy Leti and his uncle George to find his father, who has gone missing. Weaving through mysticism and magic the characters must contend with a variety of horrific monsters. Lovecraft Country is a gem to watch, it educates the audience of a not too distant past where living black meant living dangerously.
CAST: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar Dorsey & Dondre Whitfield
The series follows three siblings, Nova, Charley, and Ralph, as they deal with their father’s sudden death. Queen Sugar combines contemporary tales and ideas with the African-American experience. Dealing with grief they must also determine what to do with their father’s 800-acre sugarcane property.
CAST: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Peter Mackenzie, Deon Cole, Katlyn Nichol, and Laurence Fishburne
The Johnson family is the focus of Black-ish, which follows them as they deal with their day-to-day concerns while also addressing big social themes. It’s clever and humorous, but most importantly, it’s authentic. This is an all-star cast and continues to elegantly and eloquently address uncomfortable subjects with parental skills
CAST:Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chris Parnell, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat, and Diggy Simmons
Zoey discovers that adulthood isn’t all it’s made up to be now that she’s at college. Despite being a spin-off from Black-Ish, this series stands on its own delving into deeper issues Black women face as they grow up in male-dominated world
CAST: Starring: Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton, Elarica Johnson, Skyler Joy, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Parker Sawyers, Harriett D. Foy, Dan J. Johnson, Tyler Lepley, & Isaiah Washington
The personnel of The Pynk strip club in Chucalissa, Mississippi are the focus of P-Valley. In a fascinating way, the series dives into the lives of exotic dancers, club owners, and their loved ones, making you root for everyone.