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15 Movies That Your African American Teenagers Need to See Before They Become African American Adults.

Posted by Nicole Jocleen on February 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM

I know some of your teenagers may have seen racially inspired movies like Django Unchained, 12 Year’s a Slave, or The Butler. There is still a black perspective that they may be missing. Have you shared with them such books as Our kind of People by Lawrence Otis Graham, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe or others like it? If not, they probably don’t have anywhere near a full understanding of why Bill Cosby would tell them to pull up their pants, why Kanye West said, “even if you in a Benz you still a nigga, or why the hip hop community is giving Iggy Azalea such a hard time. Don’t forget the old saying, “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” I challenge you to take these 28 days to make sure your teenagers understand not only who they are as black Americans, but also how all races perceive them and why.

1. Roots: The Saga of an American Family

2. Roots: The Next Generations

3. Alex Haley's Queen

4. Panther

5. Malcolm X

6. Selma

7. School Daze

8. Higher Learning

9. Rosewood

10. Jungle Fever

11. Crash

12. Do The Right Thing

13. The Color Purple

14. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

15. Hotel Rwanda



Categories: On a Serious Note

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