Why We Need More Movies About Black Writers, Artists, and Scholars; Not Musicians

Music has always been a fundamental cornerstone in black culture; in American culture for that matter. The impact of jazz, blues, hip-hop, along with so many other genres continues to thrive and evolve in new and remarkable ways. But still, why so much attention only to those that entertain the American masses through singing and dancing? As far as I can tell, there are so few films about black innovation through crafts like writing, visual arts, and even scholarship that it’s worth mention.