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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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Black Panther
Now Playing

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.

The Chi
Showtime – Sundays at 10 p.m.

On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

TVOne – Sundays at 10 p.m.

Uncensored is an edgy new docu-series exploring the intimate lives of today’s most notable personalities of Tamar Braxton, Tiffany Haddish, Rick Ross, Nia Long, Le’Andria Johnson, Nene Leakes and Charlamagne Tha God. Watch and listen as they reveal their most personal stores. 

Black Lightning
CW – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend: Black Lightning.

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.

Death Row Chronicles
BET – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

This show features Kurupt, Miche’le and gives intimate details on how Suge Knight went from security to Death Row. 

Freeform – Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

In the spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish, Eldest daughter Zoe heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes to plan once she leaves what was her comfort zone, the nest.

Fox – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

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 – 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 government’s 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. 

Fox – March 1

Follows two cousins with different views on art versus commerce on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. Earnest “Earn” Marks is an ambitious college drop-out who suddenly becomes a star. The anticipated season 2 will be here early 2018.

In Theaters March 30

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.

Empire Season 4
ABC – Returns Spring 2018

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 bona fide 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?

Breaking In
In Theaters May 2018

In this drama, Shaun Russel (Gabrielle Union) fights to protect her kids during a home invasion. A mother will do anything to protect her children. 

Ocean’s 8
In Theaters June 2018

Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball (Rihanna), Tammy, Amita, and Constance.

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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If there are any other movies with Black actors you would like for us to add, please contact us at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

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Marissa Staples, Writer

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