In Honor of Black History Month: Featuring Stylish Movies

It’s a month of honor and improvement and amazing strength. And since the connection runs deep within my DNA I am proud to celebrate this month. It’s a month of gratitude and blessings that took generations to navigate and prosper into reality. Our forefathers and grandmothers had the keys to create our president Mr. Barack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle Obama and gave us great inventors and talents like Michael Jackson. We salute our past leaders, musicians, and entertainers because they gave us room for today’s artists like Jennifer Hudson.

But the honorary goes to the black actors and actresses for they were served parts they didn’t want to play. These pioneers like Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, and Sidney Poitier all made pathways for Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, and Denzel Washington. There are many more actors and actresses that serve our country with their heads held high and stood tall when everything seemed to be against them. These guys are heroes in the eyes of every young girl or guy who dreams about representing a race of strength and endurance. We also celebrate black athletes and their ability to shine in situations that seemed impossible. We honor Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant and Serena & Venus Williams and the many other power packed athletes.

In honor of such greatness I will display to you these stylish movies. These movies had style and drama and the power to make you sing, laugh and cry. So enjoy and I’ve seen all of these films multiple times.

Purple Rain (1984) ~ An electric film about music, love and resistance.
Eve’s Bayou (1997) ~ An secretive film about family and the issues regarding secrets and guilt that haunts one family member.
Stormy Weather (1943) ~ An classical film about love and music/dance and keeping your hopes alive through stormy situations.
Lady Sings The Blues (1972) ~ An heart wrenching film about pain and the trials it takes before it’s goes too far. It’s the true story of the late great jazz singer Billie Holiday.
The Color Purple (1985) ~ An Inspirational film about loss and rebirth. It’s a film that connect strength and heartbreak just to gain it all back through love.
Carmen Jones (1954) ~ An seductive film about lust and loss. It’s a film of wanting what you can’t have with a play of musical and dancing talent in scenes.

Hopefully you can agree on such amazing movies that I grew up loving because these movies had such inspirational story lines.

~Brittany J.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracey says:

    Loved all these films. And especially appreciated your Stormy Weather pix above. I’m in love with vintage, and have a special spot in my heart for all things jazz/swing/lindy hop.

  2. Damian says:

    This is a good blog. Keep up all the work!

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