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6 Shows with a black cast

Looking for a new TV show to binge watch is always exciting. I sometimes find myself so into shows that I completely forget about everything around me! Today, I gathered together some of my favorite shows I love to watch. These shows also has many black leads as well tackling things that go on in our everyday community.

1) Queen Sugar

So guys, I recently started watching Queen Sugar and after the first episode it became one of my favs! Queen Sugar is a drama television series created and executive produced by the amazing Ava DuVernay. It is also based on the novel Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile. Queen Sugar also has an all black cast, starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe. This series follows three siblings from Louisiana who inherit a sugarcane farm. What I love about this show is that it touches on so many topics such as drug abuse, infidelity, loss of a family member, police brutality, and many more. This show is definitely a tear jerker too with only 3 seasons right now. You can check it out on OWN or Hulu.


Listen, HTGAWM is my holy grail. I love everything about this show from the suspense of what will happen next to Annalise just doing what she does best, be a bad ass boss. HTGAWM is a legal drama tv series created by Peter Norwalk, and executive produced by legend Shonda Rhimes. HTGAWM stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a law professor at Philadelphia University. Her and five students get involved in a murder plot. I love so many things about this show especially that it keeps me on my feet after every episode. There are currently 4 seasons out and you can check them out on ABC, Netflix, or Hulu.

3) Atlanta

Atlanta is another show I slept on for the longest! This comedy-drama tv series stars Donald Glover who is also the creator, executive producer, and writer of the show. Atlanta is about two cousins, Paper Boi and Earn, they are a part of ATL rap scene and they go through a journey full of laughs, mistakes, and love. This show is hilarious and also very surreal. There is currently 2 seasons out and you can check it out on FX or Hulu.

4) The Chi

At first I was being very picky about this show because being a Chicago native I hate when our city is being depicted inaccurately but this show grew on me after 2 episodes! The Chi is drama created by Lena Waithe who also serves as one of the executive producer as well as Common. This coming of age show follows many characters on the South Side of Chicago. Starring many characters such as Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, and Alex Hibbert this show touches on many things that not only happen in Chicago but everywhere. This show is fairly new with only one season out but you can catch it on Showtime or Hulu.

5) Seven Seconds

Okay now Netflix, we gotta talk real quick. Seven Seconds had an amazing first season where it follows the death of a black teenager and the racial indifferences that occur. This crime thriller is created and executive produced by Veena Sud and stars Regina King, Nadia Alexander, and Russell Hornsby. One thing about this show is that it wasn’t afraid to touch on controversial issues with race between the law enforcement and the people they serve. Unfortunately, this show was cancelled after one season but you can still catch it on Netflix. I decided to add this on my list because it was more than just a show, it shows the impact it could have on an community and ones need for justice.

6) Power

This crime drama thriller show is one of my favs. Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh who also serves as a executive producer along with 50 Cent who also stars in this show along with Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton. Power follows James St. Patrick who is also known as Ghost, the owner of a nightclub and he plays a part in one of the biggest illegal drug network. Now chile, this show is DEEP and that’s all I can say. There is 5 seasons of Power and you can check it out on STARZ or Hulu.

Have you already seen these? What shows do you enjoy to watch? Let us know!

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