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Analysis: 'Judas and the Black Messiah' isn't the only must-watch this Black History Month

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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With new films like "Judas and the Black Messiah" and oldies but goodies like "Do The Right Thing," there is plenty to watch in honor of the culture.

(CNN)Let's be clear right from the top — celebrating Black stories and Black creators should be a to-do 365 days a year.

So what better time to learn the history of Black excellence than during Black History Month?

Amid America's reckoning on race, streaming platforms are putting Black storytelling front and center.

When it comes to Black history, it's important to recognize the traumatic struggle Black people have faced for centuries — and continue to face even in 2021.

"Do the Right Thing": Every time I've watched this Spike Lee film, I get chills thinking about how this unapologetic portrait of racial tension in America remains relevant after more than 30 years.

"Malcolm & Marie": The black-and-white film follows the events of a tumultuous night between a director named Malcolm, played by John David Washington, and his glamorous girlfriend Marie, played by Zendaya, that ultimately decides the future of their relationship.

If you're looking for a romance that centers itself on two strong Black leads, this movie is just for you.

the diverse representation within the cast meant a lot to this Black and Vietnamese girl who rarely saw people like her on her TV screen.

Last summer, Netflix acquired the show along with six other classic sitcoms led by Black actors as part of its Strong Black Lead programming.

"I Care a Lot" streams on Netflix Friday.

Keeping with the theme of Black excellence, take some time to listen to the great Cicely Tyson's audiobook "Just as I Am. " Tyson, who died January 28, released her first memoir chronicling her life and career just days before her death.

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