Amazon Prime Video is bringing attention to Black artists and creators through curated collections for Black History Month.
The streaming service announced in a statement Sunday that it would be focusing on a weekly theme throughout February — including Black Love, Black Joy, Black History Makers, and Black Girl Magic — on its Amplify Black Voices page.
“All titles will celebrate the voices of Black actors, producers, writers, and filmmakers and feature Amazon Originals, licensed titles, and content from IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service. In addition, award-winning actress Regina King (who made her feature film directing debut with Amazon Studio’s recent release One Night in Miami) has curated her favorite Black history –- related titles, which are available on Amazon Prime Video throughout the month,” the company said.
King’s recommended watchlist includes Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, as well as the films Sylvie’s Love, Love and Basketball, and The Color Purple.
Among the titles currently on Amazon Prime Video’s page for Black Joy are Coming to America; the Amazon original stand-up special Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight – Season 1; Moesha; Sister, Sister, Disney’s The Proud Family; Key & Peele; Growing Up McGhee; and The LeBrons.
Black Love will be the focus during week 2, Black History Makers will be featured during week 3 and the fourth week will close out with Black Girl Magic.