Cinemaholics 15 Best African American Shows on Netflix Right Now

Cinemaholics listing of Netflix best TV shows

The folks at have put together a comprehensive though verging more on a comedic listing of Netflix’s peek into African-American culture. We’ve picked some gems that will give you a good laugh some nice dance steps and also a new entrant from Columbia.

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Barris portrays Kenya, the filthy-rich creator of the hit show “black-ish,” who lives in a Los Angeles McMansion with his six children and his lawyer wife, Joya (Rashida Jones).
As a well-known film and television producer, Barris belongs to the upper crust of society, but his newfound fortune has brought with it a plethora of issues. Joya, in particular, is usually unable to regulate her family’s expenditures, which has caused friction between her and her husband.

All About the Washingtons (2018)

On August 10, 2018, Netflix released Jeremy Bronson’s comedy-drama ‘All About the Washingtons.’ Bronson is also the film’s executive producer. The major characters are Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Justine Simmons, and Kiana Ledé. Despite the fact that the show only lasted one season, it is well worth viewing. The plot revolves around Joey and Justine Washington, a married couple dealing with the ups and downs of raising a family. “After Joey decides to retire from a long career as known hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine seizes the opportunity to seek a profession,” the series begins.

The Get Down (2016-17)

The Get Down is a soul-stirring, intelligent, and fascinating 1970s musical drama. It first aired on Netflix on August 12, 2016, and lasted one season, broken into two halves of five episodes each. The story takes place in the late 1970s in New York City’s South Bronx and is centred around disco and R&B music.

Each episode begins with MC Books, a prominent rap artist, discussing his life experiences in front of a large crowd while playing at his concert in 1996, demonstrating the evolution of hip-hop and disco music by focusing on a group of teenagers.

She’s Gotta Have It (2017-)

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is a comedy-drama series based on the 1986 film of the same name. Season 1 premiered on Netflix on November 23, 2017, and featured 10 30-minute episodes. The story revolves around Nola Darling, who lives in Brooklyn and is attempting to pursue her genuine passions while juggling three boyfriends (Jamie Overstreet, Greer Childs, and Mars Blackmon) and refusing to give up on any of them.

Always a Witch (2019-)

Always a Witch takes place in the seventeenth century and follows Carmen, a 19-year-old witch. She first works as a slave before falling in love with a white man. For committing a terrible crime, she is sentenced to death by being burned alive at the stake. An old wizard, on the other side, proposes a solution: she may be sent to the present day, where no one believes in witches if she vows never to use her magical skills again. Carmen accepts, knowing that this is her only opportunity to go. She starts her new life in 21st-century Columbia by enrolling in college and making new friends.

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