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  • Justin D Jenkins

Here's What We're Watching in May


We're bored in the house and we're in the house bored, but to help with that boredom, here are a few things we will be watching in the month of May!

The Last Dance, Documentary, ESPN

Want to get insight into what the best player in the NBA was thinking during his time playing in the league? Well, The Last Dance is a show you should be watching. The 10-part miniseries centers around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on the 1997–98 Chicago Bulls season. The series features film from a crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls during the National Basketball Association season. With two episodes released every week, we are three weeks in. Make sure you tune in every Sunday on ESPN.

Insecure, Season 4, HBO, Sundays at 10 pm

Issa and Molly are back for a season of friendships and love. Recently renewed for season 5, the Issa Rae created comedy continues to dominate social media every Sunday night.

Hollywood, Season 1, Netflix

Hollywood mega player, Ryan Murphy, is back with his latest concept. He recently released a Hollywood revisionist tale of what life could have been like for actors of color and actors who could be open about their sexuality in post World War II Hollywood. Hollywood royalty such as Patti Lapoune and Queen Latifah make appearances throughout the series.

All Day And A Night, Movie, Netflix

Currently on a hot streak of movies and shows, Netflix’s original latest movie, All Day And A Night, tells the story of a young man who is currently serving life in prison. Throughout the movie, he looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on his path. Another hard look at the life of Black men growing in the system that is getting review reviews for its much-needed storytelling.

Becoming, Netflix

Forever our first lady, Michelle Obama, is back in the spotlight with her documentary BECOMING, which chronicles her 2019 book tour of the same name. Mrs. Obama walks in her purpose as she hits the streets inspiring and educating the young and the old.

Tyler Perry's Bruh, Season 1, BET Plus, May 7


Just when we started to complain about there not being enough on TV for Black men, Tyler Perry comes to the rescue. Bruh is the newest drama from BET Plus that will focus on the lives of Black men in their 30s. We're eager to see what becomes of this and are hopeful that it will be relatable to the demo.

Blackballed, Documentary, Quibi, May 18

Quibi, the new platform that brings episodes of 10 minutes or less, has recently released the trailer for Blackballed. This documentary looks at the five days during the 2014 NBA Playoffs that led to Donald Sterling, the previous owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, being banned from the NBA for life. Former Clippers guards Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, center DeAndre Jordan and current Clippers head coach Doc Rivers are all expected to give their accounts of that time and how the team handled the Sterling situation.

Homecoming, Season 2, Amazon Prime, May 22nd

The electric lady herself, Janelle Monae, stars in the upcoming Amazon Prime hit, Homecoming. With eyes watching, it will be interesting to see the award-winning singer continues to take Hollywood by storm.

American Soul, Season 2, BET, May 27,

The Soul Train continues. It was recently announced that the story of Don Cornelius, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians will continue with Season 2 of American Soul.

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