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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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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Now Playing 

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

True to the Game
Now Playing

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.

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.

The Mayor
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. 

Who Killed Tupac
A&E – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

This is a six-hour limited series, focusing on the investigation, twenty years after the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur. Each installment of this investigative series will include aspects from the legendary artist’s life as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder.

Empire Season 4
ABC – Wednesdays 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?

White Famous
Showtime – Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

Jay Pharoah stars as Floyd Mooney, a young African-American comedian whose star is on the rise. But the path to stardom is a minefield that Floyd must navigate to maintain his credibility while attempting to become “white famous.” This hilarious comedy series is produced by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and based on his experiences.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
In Theaters December 22

The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

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. 

Fox – January 3

Starring Angela Bassett, 9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – cops, paramedics, firefighters – the people who put their lives on the line to save others. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.

ABC – January 18

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 – January 18

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.

Proud Mary
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.

Black Panther
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.

In Theaters March 2018

A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

Pacific Rim Uprising
In Theaters March 2018

Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Fahrenheit 451
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.

Motivated Seller
In Theaters 2018

A young couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) move into their dream house in the country. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation lies danger in the form of Charlie Peck (Quaid), the house’s former owner. Determined to claim his home back, Charlie’s diabolical manipulation threatens the couple culminating in a brutal test of the husband’s manhood and a bloody brawl.

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Marissa Staples, Writer

The Voice of Black Cincinnati

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