Netflix, through its own ways, has fought for the justice of those who have received none. As they continue to fight for the injustices of the world, they have spoken loudly in America as they fight alongside the Black Lives Matter movement.
The streaming giant has acquired the rights to a handful of classic Black sitcoms dating back to the 90s and even the early days of the 2000s. With the likes of Moesha, Girlfriends, The Parkers, Half & Half, The Game, One on One, and Sister, Sister, the platform will continue to release and premier these shows until October.
Time to pop bottles🍾🍾
The following classic shows are coming to @Netflix (US)
Moesha – Aug 1
The Game S1-3 – Aug 15
Sister Sister – Sept 1
Girlfriends – Sept 11
The Parkers – Oct 1
Half & Half – Oct 15
One on One – Oct 15
To celebrate, here's a message from your faves: pic.twitter.com/zohNPEo0rz
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 29, 2020
Netflix took it to their official @strongblacklead Twitter account on the 29th of July to announce the aforementioned titles––paying homage to the lives lost to police violence. In that same Twitter profile, their bio lists names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and more.
As you’re well aware now, the streaming platform now offers a “Black Lives Matter” category on their interface so as to highlight the various series, films, and documentaries about the Black experiences with the likes of Da 5 Bloods and When They See Us.
To support Black entrepreneurs and the likes, the streaming giant has promised $5 million for creators, businesses, and organizations like the Ghetto Film School and Black Public Media.
This announcement came from many distinct actors from the shows like Tia Mowry, Coby Bell, Pooch Hall, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
“I am beyond humbled and honored at how much the fans continue to ride hard for these shows years later and how it’s made a huge impact on the culture. These shows changed the face of television as we know it. And it helps for Black creators both in front of and behind the camera. It has provided us with being able to be in the homes of people worldwide,” the actors said in parts, yet collectively.