From reality television like “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” to scripted sitcoms such as “Grown-ish,” here are 8 black shows you should be streaming right now!

If you’re like us then you’re always looking for new shows to dive into and with so many streaming services out there it’s hard to know where to start. However, we’re here to help you out and guide you in the direction of 8 amazing black shows you should support today. Grab your snacks, get comfy and enjoy!

1.

Rap Sh*t

What it is: Rap Sh*t is an American comedy streaming television series created by Issa Rae for HBO Max. The show is produced by Hoorae Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment and centers on two Miami-based rappers (portrayed by Aida Osman and KaMillion) who try to find success in the music industry.

Why you should watch it: Rap Sh*t is relatable for not only millennials and Gen-Z viewers but it’s also relatable for all besties out there. Issa does a fantastic job of hiring the perfect cast to bring her visions to life and if you’re an Issa fan then you’ll love her spin on this show.

Where to watch it: HBO Max

 

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2.

Ms. Pat Show

What it is: The Ms. Pat Show is an American television sitcom created by Jordan E. Cooper and Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams. The show is based on the comedy and life story of comedian Ms. Pat as a convicted felon from the streets of Atlanta turned reluctant suburban mother.

Why you should watch it: Outside of Ms. Pat being brutally honesty, she captures every age group of viewers with her comedic lines. Every black house hold knows someone like Ms. Pat and her authenticity shines bright throughout the entire season.

Where to watch it: BET+

 

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Sweet Life: Los Angeles

What it is: Sweet Life: Los Angeles is an American reality television series created by Issa Rae. Sweet Life was inspired by both the Frank Ocean song after which it is named, and the BET reality television show Baldwin Hills. The show follows a close group of African-American friends in their 20s, as they live their lives in South Los Angeles striving for “Black Excellence.” The group is supportive of each other and their goals of chasing their dreams connect them.

Why you should watch it: We all know the twenties are a very confusing but fun filled time in your life. The cast of Sweet Life: LA out it all out on the table and hit topics we’ve either already experienced or currently experiencing. We witness friendship, drama, black excellence and our favorite, black love.

Where to watch it: HBO Max

 

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Grown-ish Season 5

What it is: Grown-ish Season 5 will focus on a new batch of students at Cal U, including Zoey’s little brother Andre Johnson Jr. (mostly known as Junior), played by Marcus Scribner, who after taking a long gap “year” is on a mission to get his college degree at his big sister’s alma mater.

Why you should watch it: The franchise of Grown-ish has always been successful and we expect nothing less with season 5. For long time fans it’ll be interesting seeing the show enter a new territory and we’re all here for Yara Shahidi stepping into her new role as an executive producer.

Where to watch it: Freeform and Hulu

 

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5.

Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1

What it is: Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 was inspired by New York City streetball. The influential brand AND1 turned local legends on the court into international icons. Untold tells the story of why it all came to an end.

Why you should watch it: If you love feeling nostalgic then Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 is the perfect show to stream. It’s entertaining, informative and surprisingly educating.

Where to watch it: Netflix

6.

Karma’s World

What it is: Karma’s World is a computer-animated musical comedy streaming television series created by American rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The series follows the story of Karma Grant, a young girl who begins middle school and learns that through her music she can stay “true to herself” instead of letting challenges push her down.

Why you should watch it: Karma’s World is a great example of being a “daddy’s girl.” If you just have to sit and watch tv with the kiddies then this is your show! It’s aimed at kids in first through sixth grades. It includes games, stories, and songs that teach educational fundamentals and values like responsibility and honesty.

Where to watch it: Netflix

7.

Abbott Elementary

What it is: Abbott Elementary is an American mockumentary sitcom television series created by Quinta Brunson for ABC. It stars Brunson as a second grade teacher at Abbott Elementary, a fictional predominantly Black school in Philadelphia.

Why you should watch it: Fans have a taken a liking to Abbott Elementary and with the success of Season 1, Abbott Elementary will return with an entire 22-episode long second season. It recently earned seven Emmy nominations and will keep you coming back every week for more.

Where to watch it: ABC and HBO Max (Season 1)

 

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8.

Everything’s Trash

What it is: Everything’s Trash is an American comedy television series that centers itself around a podcast host navigating life, and sex in Brooklyn.

Why you should watch it: Quite honestly the show is show is frank and real. Main character Phoebe tackles topics we’ve all been through in life like consumer debt, sibling rivalry and more.

Where to watch it: Freeform and Hulu

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