10 Smart Black Web Series That Will Make You Cancel Your Cable

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For Colored Boys

Genre: Drama

Created, Written and Directed by filmmaker Stacey Muhammad (Co-written and executive produced by Marc Lamont Hill)

Starring: Rob Morgan, Lauren Hooper, Julito McCullum, Kai Muhammad, Charles Dutton, Adesola Osakalumi

What Is It About: A recently released convict returns home and attempts to reconnect with the family he’d left behind, in particular his troubled 20-year old son.

What Makes This Smart: Many dramas, which center on the lives of inner city men and boys only want to talk only about crime, violence and rap music, however FCB focuses on the emotional health of these men’s lives and decision making, which we rarely ever see on television – unless of course we are making fun of men for expressing emotions and talking about their feelings.

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