*If you haven’t seen it yet, the third season of “Black Folk Don’t,” is set to premiere on Monday, December 2nd.
The show is a hilarious-truth documentary series challenging the common stereotypes of African Americans, including going green, join the NRA and everything that tends to be typically white.
Filmmaker Angela Tucker takes viewers on a social roller coaster, revisiting the dark past of Black folk and tracing the root of the community’s strange convictions and superstitions.
“As only about 6.6 percent of the population, black people are far from the majority in California and that intrigued me. And I found that people in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Francisco had such diverse views of the world, leading to a real clash of ideas this season among the interviewees, more so than in past seasons,” says Tucker.
Alternately provocative, irreverent, comical and profound, the series heads to California for its third season, with engaging interviews of celebrities like John Norwood Fisher of the punk band Fishbone, director Ava DuVernay, actress Lisa Gay Hamilton and renowned feminist Sikivu Hutchinson, as well as everyday black folk. The series, a project of TuckerGurl LLC, is funded by National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and runs weekly on Mondays for six weeks through January 6.
“Black Folk Don’t” is designed to inspire dialogue around a number of controversial issues. Featured in Time magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life,” on NPR, TheRoot.com, Huffington Post and in PBS’s Online Film Festival, the series this season questions whether black people go green (December 2), live to the end of a horror film (December 9), do plastic surgery (December 16), do feminism (December 23), adopt (December 30) and join the NRA (January 6). A special episode on Thursday, December 12, will be a behind-the-scenes mini-episode about California.