via BlackAmericaWeb: Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women.

via BlackAmericaWeb: Barack and Michelle Obama are teaming up with actor Denzel Washington for a project for Netflix. In their new roles as content creators and producers for Netflix, Barack and Michelle Obama have secured the rights to Denzel Washington’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. CLICK HERE to read full story    

Bossip/getty: Oscar winner Regina King is joining forces with Netflix. The announcement came on Wednesday that the actress had signed a first-look deal with the streaming giant. Netflix confirmed that King’s production company, Royal Ties, will produce both series and films for the platform over the course of the next several years. King’s sister, Reina, will serve […]

    Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, on Tuesday announced a total of seven films and series that Barack Obama said will entertain but also […]

via firstladyB: Beyonce and her history making Coachella performance are premiering on Netflix April 17th. If you don’t have a subscription to the streaming service, I suggest you sign up now! Titled “Homecoming” a snippet of the documentary released Monday morning is set to audio of a Maya Angelou interview. Toward the end, an interviewer asks Angelou, “What […]

via EEWMagazine/Black History: Sam Cooke, the soul legend who wrote and sung the iconic civil rights anthem, “A Change is Gonna Come,” which was released posthumously, has a story as powerful as his music. Netflix’s “The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” is a must-watch original documentary, part of the digital platform’s “ReMastered” series. The documentary […]

Source: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Black History Month is officially underway and Netflix has curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are educational, thought provoking and entertaining, each of which will keep us informed all month long. Check out a few notable movies to watch on Netflix during this Black History Month 13th […]

via eurweb: Did you know that Michelle and Barack Obama have inked a contract with Netflix in what is probably a very lucrative production deal? Back when this deal had unknown entertainment value, the media was only aware of the fact that it will potentially be a docu-series. This deal was also reported to be worth $65 million because it involved […]

via FirstLadyB: Starring Rev Run  and his wife Justine Simmons, ‘All About The Washingtons’ won’t be getting a second season at Netflix. The family comedy was the first major Black family sitcom on the streaming service, according to Shadow and Act. All About The Washingtons was an autobiographical scripted family sitcom that followed Joey Washington (Rev Run) and his wife, Justine, playing […]

via FirstLadyB: Netflix has decided not to stream a Minister Farrakhan documentary that was reportedly scheduled to premiere August 1st on the streaming services. The leader of the Nation of Islam Tweeted on Tuesday that he was looking forward to viewers thoughts after watching the doc titled,” My Life’s Journey Through Music.” “AS-SALAAM ALAIKUM! I AM LOOKING […]

via FirstLadyB: The upcoming Netflix religious drama series Messiah has completed casting, according to Deadline. The 10 episode series, has added Melinda Page Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jane Adams, Sayyid El Alami, Fares Landousil and Wil Traval to the cast. The new cast members join, Michelle Monaghan, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley and Mehdi Dehbi. The series is being produced by husband and wife team, Roma Downy and Mark Burnett. It […]

via FirstLadyB: Faith based film, A Question of Faith, starring Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell, and Kim Fields is now streaming on Netflix. Released in theaters last September, it was the first faith-based feature film produced by an African American female-led production company. About: When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God’s […]