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HBO Amplifies Black Voices with Free Shows, Movies and More

Dive into this list of episodes, documentaries, specials and movies highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers. All are available to watch for free here; some content is also available on YouTube.

Shows

Watchmen

Watch the first two episodes of Season 1.

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 1

It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice

In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend Chief Judd Crawford.

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 2

Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship

As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man who claims responsibility for Tulsa's most recent murder.

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I May Destroy You

A carefree, self-assured Londoner (Michaela Coel) has a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

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Insecure

Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee, who struggles to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji).

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Jill Scott stars as a young woman from Botswana who fulfills a lifelong dream by opening her country’s first female-owned detective agency in this series based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

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The Shop: Uninterrupted

LeBron James hosts an unfiltered conversation with Anthony Davis, Meek Mill, Antonio Brown, Maverick Carter, 2 Chainz, Jerrod Carmichael and Jamie Foxx in this episode.

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The Shop: Uninterrupted

Maverick Carter hosts an unfiltered conversation with Megan Rapinoe, Whoopi Goldberg, Sue Bird, Stacey Abrams, Malcolm Jenkins and Hasan Minhaj.

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Treme

From David Simon and George Pelecanos (The Wire), this drama follows a group of residents as they strive to rebuild their lives post-Hurricane Katrina without losing sight of their home's music and cultural traditions.

True Detective
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True Detective

This searing series from creator and executive producer Nic Pizzolatto about troubled cops and the investigations that drive them to the edge features a new cast and a new case each season.

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Watchmen

Set in an alternate history of 2019, Watchmen brings the masked vigilante world featured in the iconic graphic novel into the present day.

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We're Here

Follow small-town residents as they’re recruited and trained to participate in a one-night-only drag performance with help from Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley.

Random Acts of Flyness

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What are Your Thoughts Raising Free Black Children?

Terence Nance introduces Random Acts of Flyness before being stopped by the NYPD.

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They Got Some S**t That'll Blow Out Our Back

Go from a story of an afro that goes to prison for "badness" to a family mourning a high-profile case of police violence. Also, does the Second Amendment apply to Black people? Contestants on the game show ''Hotep Squares'' are asked about that, and many more questions, in this episode

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Tell Therapist My Dreams/MARTIN HAD A DREAM

A young Martin Luther King, Jr. wakes up from a dream. A movie star with writer's block finds inspiration in Africa and stumbles upon the devil within.

Documentaries

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The Apollo

Learn about the unique history and contemporary legacy behind a New York City landmark that’s hosted some of the world’s biggest musicians over its 85 years.

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Baltimore Rising

Take a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the struggles of police and activists to hold the city of Baltimore together after a wave of community upheaval following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

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King in the Wilderness

King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968.

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Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Explore lingering questions about the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active black woman who was found dead in her jail cell after being arrested for a traffic violation in 2015.

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4 Little Girls

On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a Black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. Spike Lee re-examines the crime that shocked the nation — and a defining moment in the history of the civil rights movement.

Specials

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Lil Rel Howery: Live from Crenshaw

The comedian and actor (Get Out, The Carmichael Show) headlines his first HBO stand-up special at a high school gymnasium in Los Angeles.

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Home Videos

Jerrod Carmichael returns to his home in North Carolina for candid conversations with the women in his life.

Movies

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Bessie

Queen Latifah is “Empress of the Blues” Bessie Smith in this Dee Rees-directed drama about how Smith’s tumultuous personal life fueled her genre-defying sound.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Go behind Deborah Lacks' search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.

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Notes from the Field

In the film adaptation of her one-woman show, Anna Deavere Smith embodies over a dozen real-life individuals who have been affected by the school-to-prison pipeline.

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