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26
Jun
Where Are All The Black Designers?

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Online
Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
A free and accessible virtual design conference spanning two days focused on topics around creating spaces, imagining Black futures, believing In Black stories, violent vs. non-violent allyship, etc
28
Jun
Your Black Matters

Online

Monday, 28 Jun 2021
It is a space to give one another support. ALL Black people are welcome, there is no such thing as “not Black enough” -- if you identify as Black, you are Black, and you are welcome. Join us as we build community and support one another, and hold space for each other to talk about the Black experience in a safe space.
27
Aug
AfroTech Executive

USA

Friday, 27 Aug 2021
AT Executive brings together corporate executives, venture capitalists, angel investors, startup founders and tech moguls for two days of programming and networking. The weekend will end with a black tie gala celebrating black excellence across the tech and startup industries. 
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Documentary

2019
Homecoming
This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.
Director:
Beyonce, Ed Burke
Actors:
Beyonce Knowles Carter, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Les Twins, Michelle Williams, Solange Knowles, Blue Ivy Carter

Stand Up Comedy

2020
8:46
8:46 is a 2020 performance special by American comedian Dave Chappelle about violence against African-Americans.
Director:
Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar
Actors:
Dave Chappelle

Drama

2016
Moonlight
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Director:
Barry Jenkins
Actors:
Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes 

Documentary

2020
Becoming
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming”.
Director:
Nadia Hallgren
Actors:
Michelle Obama, Phoebe Robinson, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey

Drama

1982
Cane River
Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, Cane Rriver is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a "free community of colour".
Director:
Horace B. Jenkins
Actors:
 Richard Romain, Tommye Myrick, Barbara Tasker

Romance

2020
Sylvie's Love
Sylvie has a summer romance with a saxophonist who takes a summer job at her father's record store in Harlem. When they reconnect years later, they discover that their feelings for each other have not faded with the years.
Director:
Eugene Ashe
Actors:
Nnamdi Asomugha, Tessa Thompson

Drama

2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A blues legend, her ambitious trumpeter, and the music execs ready to exploit them both
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Actors:
Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Coleman Domingo

Documentary

2016
13th
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. - Netflix
Director:
Ava DuVernay
Actors:
Angela Davis, Bryan Stevenson, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Alexander

Drama

1991
Boyz N the Hood
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.
Director:
John Singleton
Actors:
Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lawrence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut

Drama

1980
Babylon
The story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, struggles with family problems and has his friendships tested by racism.
Director:
Franco Rosso
Actors:
 Brinsly Ford

Drama

2013
Fruitvale Station
The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life before BART Police fatally shot him in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.
Director:
Ryan Coogler
Actors:
Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Thriller

2019
Don't Let Go
Detective Jack Radcliff gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley. Working together across time, they race to solve the crime before it can happen.
Director:
Jacob Estes
Actors:
 David Oyelowo, Storm Reid

Melodrama

2019
Premature
Coming of age movie. On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna begins a summer romance with Isaiah, a music producer who has just moved to the city.
Director:
Rashaad Ernesto Green

Drama

2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 American drama film. Its plot centers on the efforts of a young Black man to reclaim his childhood home, a now-expensive Victorian house in a gentrified neighborhood of San Francisco. The film is the feature debut of director and producer Joe Talbot
Director:
Joe Talbot
Actors:
 Jonathan Majors, Jimmie Fails, Danny Glover, Mike Epps

Horror

2017
Get Out
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Director:
Jordan Peele
Actors:
 Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield

Horror

2019
US
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.
Director:
Jordan Peele
Actors:
 Lupita N'yongo, Winston Duke

Drama

2020
Da 5 Bloods
Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
Director:
Spike Lee
Actors:
 Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors

Drama

2019
Native Son
It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Wright. A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after becoming a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.
Director:
Rashid Johnson
Actors:
Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp and Sanaa Lathan

Historical Drama

2019
Harriet
From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.
Director:
Kasi Lemmons
Actors:
 Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr

Thriller

Antebellum (2020)
Successful author Veronica Henley is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica's existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present and future -- before it's too late.
Director:
Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Actors:
 Janelle Monáe, Kiersey Clemmons, Gabourey Sidibe 

Drama

2002
City of God (Cidade de Deus)
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Director:
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (co-director)
Actors:
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele 

Documentary

2017
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Sophie Fiennes follows singer and actress Grace Jones behind the scenes: in the recording studio, backstage and at home with her extended family in Jamaica, and intersperses this candid, revealing footage with live performances by Jones.
Director:
Sophie Fiennes
Actors:
 Grace Jones

Comedy

1987
School Daze
At historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Larry Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap's conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity.
Director:
Spike Lee
Actors:
 Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Kadeem Hardison, Samuel L Jackson, Jasmine Guy, Ossie Davis, Bill Nunn

Comedy

2018
Sorry To Bother You (2018)
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) finds himself in a truly weird, macabre world after he discovers a magical key to professional success. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon gets the attention of the company’s cocaine-snorting CEO who makes him an offer that comes with a price. A surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and workplace dynamics.
Director:
Boots Riley
Actors:
 Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson

Drama

2019
Atlantics
In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandons their work on a skyscraper in response to months of withheld wages. The group then seeks better opportunities as they take to the sea. At the heart of the narrative are lovers Suleiman and Ada, who must contend with Ada’s engagement to another man at the behest of her parents.
Director:
Mati Diop
Actors:
 Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Babacar Sylla

Documentary

2016
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.
Director:
Raoul Peck
Actors:
Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Weiss, Harry Belafonte

Musical

2020
Black Is King
The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence. Based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” and starring the album's featured artists and some special guest appearances, “Black Is King” is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. 
Director:
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Actors:
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Drama

1966
Black Girl
Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. 
Director:
Ousmane Sembene
Actors:
Mbissine Thérèse Diop

Documentary

2018
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
Director:
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Actors:
Shante Needham, Elton Mathis, Robert E. Brzezinski

Documentary

2015
What Happened, Miss Simone
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
Director:
Liz Garbus
Actors:
 Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie

Docu-series

2017
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.
Director:
Jenner Furst

Documentary

2019
Homecoming
This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Stand Up Comedy

2020
8:46
8:46 is a 2020 performance special by American comedian Dave Chappelle about violence against African-Americans.

Drama

2016
Moonlight
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Documentary

2020
Becoming
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming”.

Drama

1982
Cane River
Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, Cane Rriver is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a "free community of colour".

Romance

2020
Sylvie's Love
Sylvie has a summer romance with a saxophonist who takes a summer job at her father's record store in Harlem. When they reconnect years later, they discover that their feelings for each other have not faded with the years.

Drama

2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A blues legend, her ambitious trumpeter, and the music execs ready to exploit them both

Documentary

2016
13th
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. - Netflix

Drama

1991
Boyz N the Hood
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.

Drama

1980
Babylon
The story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, struggles with family problems and has his friendships tested by racism.

Drama

2013
Fruitvale Station
The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life before BART Police fatally shot him in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.

Thriller

2019
Don't Let Go
Detective Jack Radcliff gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley. Working together across time, they race to solve the crime before it can happen.

Melodrama

2019
Premature
Coming of age movie. On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna begins a summer romance with Isaiah, a music producer who has just moved to the city.

Drama

2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 American drama film. Its plot centers on the efforts of a young Black man to reclaim his childhood home, a now-expensive Victorian house in a gentrified neighborhood of San Francisco. The film is the feature debut of director and producer Joe Talbot

Horror

2017
Get Out
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Horror

2019
US
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.

Drama

2020
Da 5 Bloods
Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Drama

2019
Native Son
It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Wright. A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after becoming a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Historical Drama

2019
Harriet
From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

Thriller

Antebellum (2020)
Successful author Veronica Henley is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica's existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present and future -- before it's too late.

Drama

2002
City of God (Cidade de Deus)
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Documentary

2017
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Sophie Fiennes follows singer and actress Grace Jones behind the scenes: in the recording studio, backstage and at home with her extended family in Jamaica, and intersperses this candid, revealing footage with live performances by Jones.

Comedy

1987
School Daze
At historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Larry Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap's conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity.

Comedy

2018
Sorry To Bother You (2018)
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) finds himself in a truly weird, macabre world after he discovers a magical key to professional success. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon gets the attention of the company’s cocaine-snorting CEO who makes him an offer that comes with a price. A surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and workplace dynamics.

Drama

2019
Atlantics
In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandons their work on a skyscraper in response to months of withheld wages. The group then seeks better opportunities as they take to the sea. At the heart of the narrative are lovers Suleiman and Ada, who must contend with Ada’s engagement to another man at the behest of her parents.

Documentary

2016
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.

Musical

2020
Black Is King
The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence. Based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” and starring the album's featured artists and some special guest appearances, “Black Is King” is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. 

Drama

1966
Black Girl
Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. 

Documentary

2018
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.

Documentary

2015
What Happened, Miss Simone
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Docu-series

2017
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.
listen
listen

History

1619
An audio series from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Music

JACKED
Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson, JACKED is a mini-series about the birth of Harlem's New Jack Sound and how it shaped the future of Pop music today.

Social Injustice

Somebody
When Shapearl Wells's son Courtney is found outside a Chicago police station with a fatal bullet wound, Shapearl immediately distrusts the official narrative. So she launches her own investigation into her son’s murder and teams up with journalists from the Invisible Institute to confront the cops and find the truth about Courtney's death. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities

Culture

2016
Still Processing
Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.

Wellness

Black Girl in Om
With over 2 million listens, Black Girl in Om  is a unique show because they have a unique audience. From words of affirmation to set the tone of your week, guided meditations supporting you in keeping calm, to transparent conversations with movers and shakers in relevant industries—they're giving us life! They're here to unapologetically expand the consciousness of Black women to transform.

Culture

The Black Joy Mixtape
The Black Joy Mixtape, hosted by Amber J. Phillips, the High Priestess of Black Joy and Jazmine “Da K.O.S.” Walker, is a news and politics podcast that uses comedy and facts to break down the leading headlines in politics and pop culture. Every track remixes leading headlines with realness, comedy and Black Feminism, to make the news relatable to our daily lives and worthy of being pumped through our speakers. Covering everything from your favorite rapper, least favorite politician, trillest social movement, to some of the godliest Black women around, you don’t want to miss this bi-weekly podcast!

Technology

Black Tech Unplugged
Black Tech Unplugged was created to tell the stories of Blacks in Tech. These stories are created to help YOU, the listener, hear what others have went through to get where they are. To share resources and advice so you have guidance on your tech journey.

Technology

Tech-ish
A podcast about the intersection of tech, pop culture, and life

PopCulture

The Read
Join Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)

Mental Health

Therapy For Black Girls
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.

Non-fiction

The Nod
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Our show ranges from an explanation of purple drink’s association with Black culture to the story of an interracial drag troupe that traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.

Sports

Black Girls Talk Sports
Where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

Culture

Okay, Now Listen
Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.

Comedy

Fck Work But Ima Go
Fck Work but Ima Go podcast is hosted by 2 HR Professionals (Natasha & Jenna) along with Comedian Jeremy Anderson and HR/Compliance Experts as special guests. With different professional ratchet (pratchet) backgrounds in human resources, Natasha and Jenna came together to be HR 4 the Culture.

Society

Go Off, Sis
Go Off, Sis is an R29 sub-brand: Unbothered video series that confronts the hard truths around being a Black woman in America; championing dialogues and creating a community that celebrates Black Voices

Science

In Those Genes
A hip-hop-inspired podcast that uses genetics to uncover the lost identities of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.  

Race

Code Switch
It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. 

Politics

Larry Wilmore: Black On Air
Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

Sports

Netballers
Your weekly dose of fierce netball chat hosted by England netballers Sasha and Kadeen Corbin and Betty Glover. Why can’t you run with the ball? Isn’t it a non-contact sport? And isn’t it just for girls?

History

1619
An audio series from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Music

JACKED
Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson, JACKED is a mini-series about the birth of Harlem's New Jack Sound and how it shaped the future of Pop music today.

Social Injustice

Somebody
When Shapearl Wells's son Courtney is found outside a Chicago police station with a fatal bullet wound, Shapearl immediately distrusts the official narrative. So she launches her own investigation into her son’s murder and teams up with journalists from the Invisible Institute to confront the cops and find the truth about Courtney's death. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities

Culture

2016
Still Processing
Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.

Wellness

Black Girl in Om
With over 2 million listens, Black Girl in Om  is a unique show because they have a unique audience. From words of affirmation to set the tone of your week, guided meditations supporting you in keeping calm, to transparent conversations with movers and shakers in relevant industries—they're giving us life! They're here to unapologetically expand the consciousness of Black women to transform.

Culture

The Black Joy Mixtape
The Black Joy Mixtape, hosted by Amber J. Phillips, the High Priestess of Black Joy and Jazmine “Da K.O.S.” Walker, is a news and politics podcast that uses comedy and facts to break down the leading headlines in politics and pop culture. Every track remixes leading headlines with realness, comedy and Black Feminism, to make the news relatable to our daily lives and worthy of being pumped through our speakers. Covering everything from your favorite rapper, least favorite politician, trillest social movement, to some of the godliest Black women around, you don’t want to miss this bi-weekly podcast!

Technology

Black Tech Unplugged
Black Tech Unplugged was created to tell the stories of Blacks in Tech. These stories are created to help YOU, the listener, hear what others have went through to get where they are. To share resources and advice so you have guidance on your tech journey.

Technology

Tech-ish
A podcast about the intersection of tech, pop culture, and life

PopCulture

The Read
Join Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)

Mental Health

Therapy For Black Girls
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.

Non-fiction

The Nod
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Our show ranges from an explanation of purple drink’s association with Black culture to the story of an interracial drag troupe that traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.

Sports

Black Girls Talk Sports
Where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

Culture

Okay, Now Listen
Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.

Comedy

Fck Work But Ima Go
Fck Work but Ima Go podcast is hosted by 2 HR Professionals (Natasha & Jenna) along with Comedian Jeremy Anderson and HR/Compliance Experts as special guests. With different professional ratchet (pratchet) backgrounds in human resources, Natasha and Jenna came together to be HR 4 the Culture.

Society

Go Off, Sis
Go Off, Sis is an R29 sub-brand: Unbothered video series that confronts the hard truths around being a Black woman in America; championing dialogues and creating a community that celebrates Black Voices

Science

In Those Genes
A hip-hop-inspired podcast that uses genetics to uncover the lost identities of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.  

Race

Code Switch
It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. 

Politics

Larry Wilmore: Black On Air
Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

Sports

Netballers
Your weekly dose of fierce netball chat hosted by England netballers Sasha and Kadeen Corbin and Betty Glover. Why can’t you run with the ball? Isn’t it a non-contact sport? And isn’t it just for girls?
read
read

Fiction

1998
Beloved
Set after the American Civil War, it tells the story of a family of former slaves whose Cincinnati home is haunted by a malevolent spirit.
Author:
Toni Morrison

Juvenile Non-Fiction

2020
Lifting as we Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box
For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. This National Book Award longlisted book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.
Author:
Evette Dionne

Autobiography

2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
An autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.
Author:
Maya Angelou

Semi-Autobiographical

2020
Black Girl Unlimited
Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism--all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.
Author:
Echo Brown

Humor

2016
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson
Author:
Phoebe Robinson

Historical Fiction

2016
The Underground Railroad: A Novel
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.
Author:
Colson Whitehead

Education

2020
Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
Author:
Isabel Wilkerson

Humor

2019
Small Doses Potent Truths For Everyday Use
Insightful essays, poignant life advice, and pithy pearls of wisdom from one of comedy’s brightest rising stars
Author:
Amanda Seales
2019
We Live For The We: The Political Power Of Black Motherhood
A warm, wise, and urgent guide to parenting in uncertain times, from a longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics
Author:
Dani McClain
2015
Between the World and Me
 Written as a series of letters to his teenaged son, Between the World and Me, walks us through the course of his life, from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore in his youth, to Howard University—which Coates dubs “The Mecca” for its revelatory community of black students and teachers—to the broader Meccas of New York and Paris. Coates describes his observations and the evolution of his thinking on race, from Malcolm X to his conclusion that race itself is a fabrication, elemental to the concept of American (white) exceptionalism. 
Author:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
1997
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated.
Author:
Beverly Daniel Tatum
2010
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
Author:
Isabel Wilkerson
2018
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Author:
Robin DiAngelo

Education

2017
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
Author:
Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory

Nonfiction

2018
Barracoon: The Story Of The Last "Black Cargo"
A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Author:
Zora Neale Hurston

Fiction

2020
Clap When You Land
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
Author:
Elizabeth Acevedo

Essays

2016
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin s 1963 examination of race in America," The Fire Next Time," as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. 
Author:
Jesmyn Ward

Fiction

2010
Big Machine
Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God. Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle's fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.
Author:
Victor Lavalle

Autobiography

1999
Assata: An Autobiography
The life story of African-American revolutionary Assata Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard
Author:
Assata Shakur
2020
Black Enough: Stories Of Being Young & Black In America
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today--Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.
Author:
Ibi Zoboi

Autobiography

2018
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.
Author:
Roxanne Gay

History

2020
Conversations In Black: On Power, Politics, And Leadership
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there.
Author:
Ed Gordon
2018
So You Want To Talk About Race
In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide
Author:
Ijeoma Oluo

Semi-Autobiographical

1953
Go Tell It on the Mountain
In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
Author:
James Baldwin
2018
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Author:
Glory Edim

Fiction

1958
Things Fall Apart
Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
Author:
Chinua Achebe

Fiction

1998
Beloved
Set after the American Civil War, it tells the story of a family of former slaves whose Cincinnati home is haunted by a malevolent spirit.
Author:
Toni Morrison

Juvenile Non-Fiction

2020
Lifting as we Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box
For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. This National Book Award longlisted book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.
Author:
Evette Dionne

Autobiography

2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
An autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.
Author:
Maya Angelou

Semi-Autobiographical

2020
Black Girl Unlimited
Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism--all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.
Author:
Echo Brown

Humor

2016
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson
Author:
Phoebe Robinson

Historical Fiction

2016
The Underground Railroad: A Novel
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.
Author:
Colson Whitehead

Education

2020
Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
Author:
Isabel Wilkerson

Humor

2019
Small Doses Potent Truths For Everyday Use
Insightful essays, poignant life advice, and pithy pearls of wisdom from one of comedy’s brightest rising stars
Author:
Amanda Seales
2019
We Live For The We: The Political Power Of Black Motherhood
A warm, wise, and urgent guide to parenting in uncertain times, from a longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics
Author:
Dani McClain
2015
Between the World and Me
 Written as a series of letters to his teenaged son, Between the World and Me, walks us through the course of his life, from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore in his youth, to Howard University—which Coates dubs “The Mecca” for its revelatory community of black students and teachers—to the broader Meccas of New York and Paris. Coates describes his observations and the evolution of his thinking on race, from Malcolm X to his conclusion that race itself is a fabrication, elemental to the concept of American (white) exceptionalism. 
Author:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
1997
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated.
Author:
Beverly Daniel Tatum
2010
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
Author:
Isabel Wilkerson
2018
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Author:
Robin DiAngelo

Education

2017
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
Author:
Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory

Nonfiction

2018
Barracoon: The Story Of The Last "Black Cargo"
A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Author:
Zora Neale Hurston

Fiction

2020
Clap When You Land
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
Author:
Elizabeth Acevedo

Essays

2016
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin s 1963 examination of race in America," The Fire Next Time," as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. 
Author:
Jesmyn Ward

Fiction

2010
Big Machine
Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God. Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle's fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.
Author:
Victor Lavalle

Autobiography

1999
Assata: An Autobiography
The life story of African-American revolutionary Assata Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard
Author:
Assata Shakur
2020
Black Enough: Stories Of Being Young & Black In America
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today--Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.
Author:
Ibi Zoboi

Autobiography

2018
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.
Author:
Roxanne Gay

History

2020
Conversations In Black: On Power, Politics, And Leadership
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there.
Author:
Ed Gordon
2018
So You Want To Talk About Race
In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide
Author:
Ijeoma Oluo

Semi-Autobiographical

1953
Go Tell It on the Mountain
In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
Author:
James Baldwin
2018
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Author:
Glory Edim

Fiction

1958
Things Fall Apart
Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
Author:
Chinua Achebe
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