Finding lead black actors and actresses or full black casts on TV these days is a hard task unless you are watching “Scandal” or the few channels dedicated to a black audience. In response to the far and wide opportunities on TV and the overcrowded/undervalued audition rooms filled with hopeful black actors; notable and rising black stars are creating their own lane on YouTube.
Here are five must-watch black YouTube web-series that will provide you with your fix for television that casts black talent and deals with issues that we want to hear about. Some will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired or downright squirm but they are definitely something to see.
This comedy-based channel features Bresha Webb “Love That Girl”, Jameel Saleem “Exit Strategy” and Tatyana Ali. Combining satire, funny jokes and a talented cast; this channel provides the laughs including a series that mocks the things Tameka “Tiny” Cottle says and the very funny show “This My Show” which satires reality TV.
From the creator of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”, this channel features a wide array of mini-series dealing with love, cheating, interracial dating, and roommate conflict to name a few.
3. Black Folks Don’t
An interesting, introspective series that explores the various stereotypes that are placed on Black America.
4. The Unwritten Rules
Sort of a play on “Awkward Black Girl”, this web series follows the life of “Racy” played by Aasha Davis as she deals with being a single, black woman in the US.
5. Almost Home
Starring teen star Reagan Gomez “The Parent Hood”, this series follows two siblings as they move back home after the death of their parents.
If any of these caught your eye, don’t just watch them, subscribe to the channel on YouTube to show support for these actors and actresses!
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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