91 Movies and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

To make Black History Month a bit more nourishing for everyone stuck at home, Fast Company has scoured the streaming services for a bounty of entertaining and often enlightening films and TV shows that showcase either Black stories or the talents of Black creators.

Have a look below at 91 movies and TV series to stream during this poignant Black History Month.

Fictional movies and shows rooted in history

Biopics based on Black stories

Documentaries that tell Black stories

Original movies and series from Black creators

Topical standup and sketch comedy

Chris Rock: Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut on Netflix
Astronomy Club, on Netflix: Canceled before it got its due, this slept-on sketch series masterfully skewered the kinds of Hollywood depictions of Black stories that did not make this list.
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal on Netflix
Dave Chappelle: 8:46 on Netflix
Key & Peele, on Hulu, finds Jordan Peele melding comedy and horror with partner in crime Keegan-Michael Key, developing the singular point of view on American racism that now animates his films.

Classic sitcoms, old and new

Sister, Sister on Netflix
The Parkers on Netflix
Moesha on Netflix
A Different World on Amazon Prime
The Bernie Mac Show on Amazon Prime
Black-ish on Hulu
Living Single on Hulu
Family Matters on Hulu
The Carmichael Show on Hulu
The Wayans Bros on HBO Max
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on HBO Max

Other movies and shows that tell Black stories


The Weeknd Still Not Being Asked to Participate in Grammys 2021, Interim Chief Confirms

The 2021 Grammys were postponed from January 31, 2021 to March 14, 2021, and the interim Grammy chief Harvey Mason Jr. has given an interview about the move.

The change was made due to rising Coronavirus cases in the United States and specifically, in the Los Angeles area.

“Doing it on January 31st, with the numbers and what was happening in L.A., just didn’t feel like the right move,” he said to Variety.

If you don’t remember, The Weeknd, who had one of the biggest albums of the year with Blinding Lights, was shut out of the nominations. At the time, The Weeknd called out the Grammys as corrupt. He also claimed the Grammys and him had been planning a performance for weeks at the time of the snub.

Now, Harvey was asked if The Weeknd would be more involved in the show now after all this controversy. He responded, “Not that I’m aware of.”


Lil Nas X Reveals the Pandemic Delayed His Plans to Collab With Miley Cyrus

Lil Nas X revealed in a new interview on Wednesday (Jan. 6) that the global crisis impacted his plans to record with none other than Miley Cyrus.

“I had plans to work on this one song with Miley earlier last year, and then the pandemic happened,” he told host Andy Cohen during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “So we didn’t get to, like, meet up or anything. But, you know, maybe it’ll happen now.”

While the rapper didn’t share which song he had hoped to turn into a collab with Miley, he did spill about the last time he’d been in touch with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, who collaborated with him on his breakout No. 1 hit “Old Town Road” back in 2019. “The last thing that texted Billy Ray Cyrus was, like, how was he doing, maybe a month or so ago? Yeah.”


Megan Thee Stallion Becomes First Artist to Have 3 Songs Atop Billboard’s New ‘Triller Chart’

Megan Thee Stallion’s 2021 is off to a tremendous start.  The “WAP” rapper is officially the first artist to dominate the Billboard Top Triller U.S. chart.

Thanks to her hit “Cry Baby” that features vocals from DaBaby, she’s back on top of the chart that tracks how often a song is used in videos — like on TikTok — and the engagement they generate.

Prior to her most recent number one, Meg sent “Don’t Stop ft. Young Thug” and “Body” to the top of the chart in October and December, respectively, of last year.

“Cry Baby” has also enjoyed some heavy streaming activity and was listened to 10.8 million times in the U.S. last week.

The 25-year-old rapper was previously locked in a dead heat atop the Triller chart with influencer Dixie D’Amelio.

This is a newer chart that Billboard launched, as it only has been tracking since July 2020.


Dr. Dre Shares Encouraging Message From Hospital While Recovering From Aneurysm

Dr. Dre is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Dre and with direct knowledge tell us, Dre suffered the aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars and was taken directly to ICU, where he remains Tuesday.

Our sources say the 55-year-old music mogul is stable and lucid, but doctors don’t know what caused the bleeding and they are doing a battery of tests.

Dre just posted a message thanking everyone for their love and support, saying, “Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”


Cardi B Doesn’t Let Her Daughter Kulture Listen to ‘WAP’ [VIDEO]

Based on how popular Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” was in 2020, pretty much everybody has heard the hit single. That actually might not include Cardi’s own daughter, Kulture, though, as it looks as though Cardi doesn’t like Kulture listening to the explicit song.

In an Instagram Live video from after Christmas, Cardi is seen lip-syncing along to the song in her home, and a few seconds in, she notices Kulture entering the room in the background. When she turns around and spots her daughter, she quickly stops the song and exclaims, “No no no no no no no.” She then takes a drink, acting like nothing had happened.

Diddy Surprised His Mom With New Bentley and $1M for Her 80th Birthday [VIDEO]

It must be nice to have a son who is also a famous rap star and multimedia mogul. For her 80th birthday, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ mom Janice received some truly extravagant gifts from her son, according to TMZ. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Combs clan came together at a Los Angeles mansion for a celebration that saw the hip-hop tycoon surprise his mom with a brand-new Bentley. And while those can cost a lot to maintain, Ms. Janice should be covered for a bit because Diddy also gave her a check for $1 million.

While TMZ notes that the party included a rather large family gathering — which is discouraged under current COVID safety guidelines — the outlet also guessed that the attendees were all tested to ensure a lower chance of anyone giving an unwanted gift to the birthday lady.

Rihanna Is Planning a Cookbook Full of Her Favorite Caribbean Recipes

Not only is Rihanna a musician, beauty guru, and fashion icon but now, she’s trying her hand at being a chef. The singer is looking to bring traditional food from her Barbadian roots to the table with an upcoming cookbook.

Rihanna revealed her plans in an interview with the UK tabloid Closer this week. Apparently, the inspiration to start a cookbook came from having the time to make home-cooked meals in lockdown. The singer said she “loves food from my Barbadian roots,” primarily the use of fresh fish. But even with the healthy options, Rihanna said Caribbean cooking can also lend itself to comfort food like mac ‘n’ cheese, shepherd’s pie, and rum punch (which are among her favorites).

Elsewhere in the interview, Rihanna spoke about how quarantine offered her a much-needed break from her busy schedule. “I love what I do – but I am always busy and quarantine gave me the time to do things I wouldn’t always have been able to do – watch an entire box set in a day, cook, go for walk,” she said. “It’s important we do little things we enjoy and are kind to ourselves.”


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COMING TO AMERICA 2: Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Return to New York in Trailer [VIDEO]

It took 33 years to get Coming 2 America, the much-anticipated sequel to Coming to America, one of Eddie Murphy’s funniest early hits.  Much of the original cast is back, including Murphy as Prince Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, James Earl Jones as King Jaffe, Shari Headley as Lisa, and Paul Bates as Oha.

In Coming 2 America, Akeem returns to Queens, New York, with an initially-reluctant Semmi at his side, after learning that he has a son. Here’s more:

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began

Coming 2 America, which also stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, and Teyana Taylor, premieres on Amazon Prime Video on March 5.