Entertainment Recommendations

Books, Albums, Podcasts, Television Shows, & Movies

With everything going on, we are still in the midst of a pandemic (enter Corona Chaos). Though people’s time is currently being occupied by fighting for Black Lives, I still compiled a list of books, albums, podcasts, television shows, and movies you could check out.

I know people are looking for black creators, writers, etc. to support, so I put them in bold. For the television shows and movies, they are works of art with black leads. This isn’t everything/everybody, and I’ll definitely do a part two.

*For the record, not everything on this list has to do with only black people. I support my race, but I also listen, watch and read things by/involving other races.

For now, I think this is a good start.

Books

  • A Song Bellow Water by Bethany C. Morrow
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Albums

  • The Kids Are Alright by Chloe x Halle
  • ADHD by Joyner Lucas
  • Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  • CALM by 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Black Habits by D Smoke
  • Big Willie Style by Will Smith
  • Trench by twenty one pilots
  • Imagination & the Misfit Kids by Labrinth
  • Oh My My by OneRepublic
  • Cold Heart by Thirdstory

Podcasts

  • Simply Special
  • Song Exploder
  • C’est La Me Podcast
  • On Your Level Podcast
  • We Bought a House with Claudia Sulewski and Finneas

Television Shows

  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Summertime (Netflix)
  • Never Have I Ever (Netflix)
  • On My Block (Netflix)
  • Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • grownish (Hulu)
  • blackish (Hulu)
  • All American (Netflix)
  • High Fidelity (Hulu)
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)

Movies

  • Sorry to Bother You (Hulu)
  • Parasite (Hulu)
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Netflix)
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Netflix)
  • Queen & Slim
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • Becoming (Netflix)
  • The Photograph
  • The Princess and the Frog (Netflix)

Thank you for your support. I hope these recommendations introduce you to something new.

Please leave any and all of your recommendations below.

Be you. Be true. Make smart decisions.

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