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What's New & Black On Netflix This Month

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It is no secret that, in the most recent years, Netflix has been increasing Black representation and content across its streaming platform.


In the summer of 2018, the streaming service brought 47 of its Black actors together to recreate the iconic photo "A Great Day in Harlem"; to make a bold statement about its opinion on representation in Hollywood. Daringly proclaiming new days to come, where black representation is no longer a trend, but a mainstay, Netflix has made it its mission to show that there is "no one way to be Black."

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In "not a moment [but a] movement," the project brought together by Netflix's Strong Black Lead initiative continues to soar, as it ensures to highlight how much the streaming service has featured and will continue to feature Black narratives, especially in its original programming sector.

Continuously showing that with Netflix it is a "Great Day in Hollywood," here are the top eight Black-led films and shows coming this February.

High Flying Bird

Netflix

Available: February 8, 2019

Directed and written by Academy Award winners Steven Soderbergh and Tarell Alvin McCraney, respectively, Netflix presents its new film, High Flying Bird. High Flying Bird tells the story of a sports agent, Ray Burke, who finds himself caught in a face-off between the professional basketball league and its players, in the midst of a lockout. Playing for higher stakes, and with just 72 hours, Burke must outmaneuver all power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could forever change the game. The outcome will raise questions of who truly own the game of basketball, and who ought to. Featuring an acclaimed ensemble cast including Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, and Bill Duke with appearances from NBA athletes Reggie Jackson Karl-Anthony Towns, and Donovan Mitchell, High Flying Bird is one of the most anticipated films of the season.

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