These TV series and movies with Black actors will inspire you or make you laugh!
Check out these TV series and movies with Black actors. Some of them are in theaters now while others will be hitting the big screens or your TV screens soon! You don’t want to be out of the loop while your friends are discussing these shows.
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Til Death Do Us Part
Michael (Steven Bishop) and Madison (Annie Ilonzeh) Roland had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael’s controlling ways turned their perfect marriage. With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new identity, she meets Alex Stone (Taye Diggs) and learns to love again. All is well, until Michael discovers Madison’s whereabouts, and recreates the nightmare she once lived all over again.
True to the Game
Terri Woods’s noir crime novel True to the Game is coming to the big screen with an all-star cast. Columbus Short stars as a drug-dealing millionaire who falls in love, backed up by Hollywood icon Vivica Fox and former video vixen Draya Michele.
Starz – Sundays at 10 p.m.
Through a combination of God-given talent and Boston grit, Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) and Reggie Vaughn (RonReaco Lee) have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having “made it.” The Calloways now have to cope with the fallout of Uncle Julius’ accident. Family bonds are put to the test as this season explores themes of religion, parenting, therapy, moral outrage and cultural divides.
ABC – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Family man Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. His wife Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) and children Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Andre (Marcus Scribner), Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) all go through problems a normal child would go through. As a family, they solve everything together.
ABC – Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.
A young African American struggling Hip Hop artist (Brandon Michael Hall) runs for Mayor to help promote his mix-tape. The shocker is that he really wins! Now he has to decide is he still going to pursue his rap dream or stand for the people and become the Mayor.
OWN – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
The mid-season premier kicks off with Darla reaching out to her family to share her engagement news and Violet’s condition worsens. Nova’s Zika story causes concern in the community and Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions. Plus, Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother.
Empire Season 4
ABC – Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode playing “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. You don’t want to miss the drama that plays out in Season 4. Are you ready?
ABC – Thursdays at 9 p.m.
In the final season of Scandal, former White House Communications Director and owner of Pope Associates, puts all her scandals behind her and decides to become the most powerful woman leading the governments secret agency. Now who’s calling the shots!
How to Get Away with Murder Season 4
ABC – Thursdays at 10 p.m.
A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) become involved in a twisted murder plot that changes the course of their lives forever. It even leaves one of them dead.
In Theaters October 13
Before he became the first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young lawyer pitted against fear and prejudice in one of his career-defining cases where he defended a black chauffeur against his wealthy employer. Partnered with inexperienced and Jewish Samuel Friedman, the two work for justice as the United States are about to fall into WWII.
The Best Man Wedding
In Theaters 2017
We have been waiting on the movie for so long! The cast of The Best Man series returns to celebrate the group’s most unexpected wedding to date. Malcolm D. Lee again writes and directs the third film in his signature hit series, and Sean Daniel (“The Best Man Holiday”) returns to produce The Best Man Wedding alongside Lee.
In theaters January 2018
Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy during a professional hit that goes wrong.
In theaters February 2018
T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. Black Panther is a Marvel Comic. This film is directed by Ryan Coogler.
HBO – 2018
In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan), whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society.
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