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5 Perfect Movies for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air—for your friends, family, significant other... It's February! The month of love, the month of Black History. We’re here to merge the two and give you our list of 5 perfect movies centered around Black love.

Love and Basketball

A cult favorite love story that will never go out of style, Love and Basketball became an instant classic among viewers. It's the story of two childhood friends who develop a budding romance all while pursing life-changing basketball careers. If you’re a fan of the sport (and romance), then Love and Basketball is for you.

Beyond The lights

All that glitters isn’t gold in this slow burn romance. Pop star Noni (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is collapsing under the weight of success and societal demands. Her bodyguard Kaz steps into the role of her knight in shining armor but not everyone is supportive at their newfound romance.

Daddy’s Little Girls

In this emotionally riveting film, you’ll recognize a star-studded cast featuring Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, and Tasha Smith. A father struggling to make ends meet tragically loses custody of his three daughters to their drug addicted mother. He hires an attorney, Julia, and they slowly fall for one another.

Deliver Us From Eva

In this romantic comedy starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union, Gabrielle plays the domineering Eva who constantly gets in the way of her sister’s love lives. Their spouses, now fed up with Eva’s controlling ways, hire a ladies’ man to romance Eva. The scheme, however, doesn’t go as planned.

Poetic Justice

Another cult classic featuring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Jackson, who plays Justice, is a young woman who turns to poetry to deal with the traumatic loss of her boyfriend. She gets a lift to Oakland from her friend Lesha who is tagged along by her boyfriend Chicago and Chicago's friend Lucky. Justice seems to have some issues with Lucky...

Grab your chocolate, slip into your favorite pajamas and have a Black Love movie marathon with some of these timeless classics. What’s your favorite Black Love movie?


Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.


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