Nine movies to watch this Valentine’s Day about black love

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It was the Friday before Valentine’s Day

And all over the house

Not a creature stirred

Because we can’t go out.

*Sigh* It’s Valentine’s Day again. I’m a total romantic and have Valentine’s Day traditions going back five years that I can’t do because my favorite restaurant is closed – for security reasons – and I refuse to set foot in a room again movies.

This may be a good thing, however, given that Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of Black History Month and celebrating black love is of the utmost importance. Because we’ve been stuck inside for too long, we haven’t been so lucky to love our divine blackness and the divine blackness of others. The end of 2020 has brought us Sylvia’s lovebenefiting from a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews from reviews everywhere. Last Valentine’s Day, Stella Meghie’s The photograph, a love story centered around family and connecting with one’s roots, was created. The fact that these films were released less than a year apart amazes me, but that’s not the point.

This year, I want to honor the movies I love that paved the way for black love to be enjoyed on the big screen, and maybe even add a kids’ movie to it. All people’s types of love – from romantic love to friendship and family love – are represented in these films and are a perfect addition to your upcoming Sunday evening.

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