Once again Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET, has created a channel catering to the urban demographic called the Urban Movie Channel. This time it is available online for subscription.
Since leaving BET, Bob Johnson has been building RLJ Entertainment. From that has come the Urban Movie Channel or UMC, which provides black entertainment on the go. You can subscribe UMC & have access to all kinds of black programming. Currently available on the channel are movies like “The Last Fall” starring Nicole Beharie & Lance Gross, Dolemite, “Winnie Mandela” starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrance Howard, “All Things Fall Apart” starring 50 Cent. There are comedy specials, including Kevin Hart, documentaries, stage plays, & all kinds of great things starring all our favorite black actors & actresses. With Black History Month coming up, there are some great historical black films & documentaries on there.
Go to urbanmoviechannel.com & get started. Right now through February 3rd, the UMC has a 14 day free trial, so you can try it out before officially subscribing. I had to get mine so I could watch Marvin Van Peebles’ classic film, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song”. The channel will continue to grow & add programming with the help of feedback from subscribers. Go on & enjoy!