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What's New & Black On Netflix This Month

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.

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

Available: February 8, 2019

In the long-form documentary series of high profile, in-depth stories about the impact of music on society, ReMastered has returned to reveal surprising insight on renowned musician, Sam Cooke. Known to be the most influential Black musician of the Civil Rights Movement, Sam Cooke advocated for the rights of Black musicians, frustrating the white establishment. Dying at the age of 33, an investigation was launched to reveal the suspicious circumstances surrounding the musician's death. Some believe Cooke had been robbed and "trick-rolled" by a prostitute, other believe in a larger societal set up that involved both music industry tycoons and the mob. Check out the following documentary to discover what became of the beloved "Bring It on Home to Me" singer and activist.

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