September – NEW ON NETFLIX

*With heat waves sweeping across the country, it may not seem like it but sweater weather and cuffing season are around the corner and Netflix is ready for your next marathon-viewing, binge-watching, couch cuddling session.

This September, the streaming service, will be loaded with new films, documentaries and series featuring entertaining, comedic and thought-provoking.

Here is a list of what’s “New On Netflix”:

• In a true testament to #BlackExcellence, “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” chronicles the journey from rhythm and blues to funk and how James Brown left an indelible mark on American music. This documentary features never-before seen concert footage, photographs and interviews with, Questlove, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, and Reverend Al Sharpton. (Sept. 1)

• Feeling nostalgic? Let the legendary director Spike Lee take you back to the original, iconic “She’s Gotta Have It.” Spend your last days of summer with Nola Darling and her three loves Greer Childs, Jamie Overstreet and Mars Blackmon. (Sept. 1)

• The Shaq Attack is back with his special, “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam” Live from Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando and South Beach. Shows feature performances from D.L. Hughley, Jay Pharaoh, Mike Epps, Lil’ Rel, Mo’nique, Corey Holcomb, and Finesse Mitchell. Plus, Shaq is teaming up with Cedric the Entertainer for “Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam,” a stand up special starring Kevin Hart, and Tommy Davidson. (Sept. 1)

Strong Island is Yance Ford’s emotional documentary on the life, death and quest for justice for his brother, William’s 1992 murder in Long Island. A black 24-year-old teacher, William Ford was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19-year-old mechanic. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice. (Sept. 15)

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