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Beloved Black sitcoms coming to Netflix this month

The world has been urgently pleading for Netflix to stream classic black sitcoms for years and Netflix finally delivered. 

Last week, Netflix released some exciting new—Seven beloved sitcoms including Sister, Sister, Moesha and One on One will be coming to a screen near you starting this month. Netflix's Strong Black Lead Team has been putting in work behind the scenes to secure the rights of some iconic black sitcoms in the '90s and early 2000s. 

As a black individual who did not grow up watching a plethora of black sitcoms, I am overjoyed to experience some of these sitcoms for the first time and witness strong black women with leading roles—unfortunately, still a rarity in today's age of television and film.

Netflix's Content Acquisition Manager, Bradley Edwards, and Manager of Strong Black Lead, Jasmyn Lawson, shared these sitcoms have been highly requested by the masses and they're thrilled to "celebrate and lift up Black Hollywood." According to a recent statement from Deadline the pair stated: "These shows made us laugh, and cry, and sing along with those catchy theme songs. And most importantly, we felt like we saw ourselves on screen – in some cases for the very first time. Every week we were able to tune in to see people, families, and friends that looked like us and characters whose everyday ups and downs reflected Black life in an authentic way."

Here's the breakdown of what to expect in the coming months. You can already begin to stream Moesha, who gave young girls representation with her beloved braided looks as she experienced the complexities of growing as an adolescent, on the platform as of August 1. Sister, Sister is set to debut September 1, The Parkers on October 1 and Half % Half and One on One on October 15th.

We aren't the only ones excited and ready to dive into nostalgia galore. Some familiar faces joined in on the celebration. 

Please don't take any distance personally over the coming months, I will be busy binging these *delicacies*. 

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by Samantha Dorisca | 8/7/2020
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