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Black Consciousness | Check out works that praise Blacks to watch on this date

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The month of November brings an important date for reflection on racism in Brazil, the Black conscience day. Unfortunately, it still takes a lot of discussion on the subject to be able to transform a society where blacks do not suffer discrimination and acts of violence.


One of the best ways to contribute to this transformation is education and knowledge and there are books, series and films that are fundamental for this.

Check out some tips from these works below:

10Cross Stories

Skeeter is a returning society girl determined to become a writer. She begins interviewing black women in the city, who left their lives to work raising children for the white elite, of which Skeeter herself is a part.

9the other black girl

A mix of Run! and The Devil Wears Prada, The Other Black Girl combines suspenseful elements with issues of privilege, race and gender, creating a thought-provoking account of the dynamics of power in a white-dominated social structure. 

Nella Rogers is tired of being the only black employee at Wagner Books. When she can no longer stand feeling out of place and dealing with microaggressions in the work environment, fate seems to finally present her with an ally: another black girl, Hazel, starts working in the stall next to hers. But as Hazel gains influence and attention in the office, Nella feels left out. 

That's when mysterious notes begin to appear on your desk, with a warning: GET OFF WAGNER. NOW. Not knowing who is behind the hostile messages, Nella spirals into obsession and paranoia. And as other uncomfortable situations begin to dominate her days, the young woman finds her routine taken by a nightmare climate and realizes that there may be much more at stake than just her career. 

8Atlanta

Atlanta Season 1

Atlanta revolves around Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover), a loner who returns to his hometown of Atlanta (Georgia) after dropping out of Princeton. Upon his arrival, he discovers that his cousin Alfred has become the most successful rapper in town. The series follows the cousins on their way through the rap scene, where their opposing views on art, commerce, success and race will make their quests far from easy.

7black lives

This fiction tells the story of three characters, a doctor, a stewardess and a football player, who suffer their entire lives with racism and find themselves in a tragedy where the character and competence of each one manages to overcome all prejudice. The plot brings an important reflection on prejudice, because despite being a fictional work, the dramas experienced by the characters are the same faced daily by many in real life.

The book discusses the issue of gender in Brazilian society, especially with regard to black women. Through research and interviews, a debate is presented about the barriers encountered by eight working black women, from poor backgrounds who managed to occupy prominent places in the professional and political field. It offers an immersion in the experience, survival strategies and overcoming the barriers that they encountered during the course of their lives.

6Pose

The legends, icons and fierce mothers of New York's underground dance culture, a movement that rose to prominence in the 1980s. The series features the largest cast of transgender actors in history.

5Godfather of Harlem

Inspired by real people and events, “Godfather of Harlem” recounts the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Oscar winner Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned, after ten years in prison, to find the neighborhood he ruled. in ruins.

4Genius: Aretha

Genius is a series that focuses on the personal and professional stories of the world's most brilliant innovators. Season three looks at the life and challenges of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and her unparalleled career, as well as her influence on music and culture around the world.

3Change of habit

This is a classic! Whoopi Goldberg plays a sassy ballroom singer forced to hide from the mob in the last place anyone would look for her - a convent. But when his renewed choir earns rave reviews, his sudden fame gets in the way of the secrecy of his identity.

220 Years Old

Growing up can be difficult. Some days you rock while other days you're just a pile of kids hiding in a coat hoping no one will notice you. Gia finds herself in this exact setting on the night of her twenty-first birthday. This is a story about the insecurities of being an adult and how we all just pretend until we make it.

1I May Destroy You

Arabella is a London independent full of good friends and a promising writing career. But when drugs are added to her drink, she has to question and rebuild every element of her life.

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