Celebrate Valentine’s Day With 120 Years of Black Love

By Sameer Rao Feb 14, 2019

You don’t need Valentine’s Day plans, a romantic partner or any care for today’s (February 14) festivities to appreciate the power of Black love on the big screen. Shadow and Act pays homage to it with a new video, "120 Years of #BlackLove." This heartwarming compilation starts in 1898 with "Something Good—Negro Kiss," which the Library of Congress says "may represent the earliest example of African-American intimacy on screen." It pulls scenes from classics including "Carmen Jones" (1954), "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972) and "Poetic Justice" (1993) before ending with last year’s "If Beale Street Could Talk." Watch, and let love in.