Classic storytelling, amazing performances, and Angela's arms. Though this Oscar contender revolved around the kidnapping of Solomon Northup, the women of 12 Years tell a chilling story of Black women coped with the horror of slavery. Diana Ross does an impeccable job playing jazz singer Billie Holiday in this biopic. From abortion to sleeping with another woman's husband, this classic didn't shy away from the real-life drama that comes along with falling in love. I am thankful this film showed Black professional women to the world, owning our bodies and the beautiful bonds inside our sisterhood. And I still jam hard to this soundtrack.
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As a romantic sap, I watch as many love stories as I can get my hands on. And while I try to diversify my movie viewing here and there, I always find comfort in my Black romance movies. The representation of Black love is important, and society needs to see the vast variety of our love narratives as frequently as they can. Like all people, we love in every form and expression, and something radical happens when we see our stories onscreen drenched in rich, melanin, perspective. Other movies on the list are more joyful, showing characters reveling in their feelings for each other.
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Actress Precious. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a
Skip navigation! Story from Movies. By now, the role Black women play in our society should be undeniable. Even the unsung heroes — our mothers, aunts, daughters, teachers, and caretakers, for example — have extraordinary stories of resilience and pride that more people need to hear.