Three Ways Black Movies Can Do Better

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made again? Who knows? I do know, though, that I’m going to feel pretty embarrassed in 20 years when my kid looks at the movies stored in my hologram player** and asks “Dad, how come you don’t have any Black movies made after 1997? Did they stop making them after Obama was president or something?”***  

*I realize there are numerous indie Black films that definitely fill that quality void, but today I’m more concerned with major motion pictures.

**It’s not a leap to assume that in 20 years, movie hologram technology will exist in all homes. It’s actually more of a leap to assume I’ll actually have a kid by then

 ***My (hypothetical) kid obviously won’t be very good with remembering historical dates.

Damon Young is the co-founder of the award-winning site Very Smart Brothas and co-author of Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime."  Follow him on Twitter: @verysmartbros