The BET Awards aired this past Sunday, with tons of social conversation generated around the most talked about moments, including Jamie Foxx calling Donal Glover up to stage, Snoops rap/gospel performance, and some of the surprise winners. But the most impactful moment of the night came through in one of the on-air commercials from Netflix and Strong Black Lead.
Strong Black released their debut TV spot ‘A Great Day in Hollywood’, a powerful video that showcases strong black creators from all of their TV shows and films. The video features talent from their content slate including Luke Cage, Dear White People, Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and much more. Netflix and SBL are celebrating the movement happening in the entertainment industry, where important and impactful stories are being told by amazing black creatives both in front and behind the camera.
The photo is also a re-creation of the iconic 1958 ‘A Great Day in Harlem‘ photo, a gathering of the top black jazz musicians on a porch in Harlem. This photo became one of the most important symbols of the jazz music genre.