Thanks to technology, we live in a day and age with access to as much content as we can handle. As a Black Southern Belle, we all grew up with fond memories of slow living and close families. Here are a few of our favorite films that epitomize those pastimes. If you are looking to get some old school nostalgia from your childhood check out our list of 6 Classic Southern Movies to Watch.
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford’s search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
2) Eve’s Bayou
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family’s affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve’s mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan).
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing “Mister” Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
In 1873 Ohio, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) is a mother of three haunted by her horrific slavery past and her desperate actions for freedom. As a result, Sethe’s home is haunted by a furious poltergeist, which drives away her two sons. Sethe and her daughter (Kimberly Elise) endure living with the spirit for 10 more years, until an old friend, Paul D. Garner (Danny Glover), arrives to run it out. After Garner moves in, a strange woman named Beloved (Thandie Newton) enters their lives, causing turmoil.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce).
A reticent piano player, named Percival (André Benjamin), along with Rooster (Antwan A. Patton), his flamboyant lead performer and manager, struggle to keep their speakeasy, in the Prohibition-era South, out of the hands of gangsters who want to take it over.
Are you in the process of planning a birthday party for your little one? Today we are here to help with tips from southern mom, Ashleigh L Murriel, PhD. This Georgia mom threw her daughter, a Scarlett Grace’s first birthday a true Georgia Peach Birthday Party. Get some inspiration on How to Plan a Southern Baby Party with […]
Do you dream of the tropical resorts and a beautiful beachfront view? So do we and there is nothing wrong with that. No matter what stage of life you are, you should always enjoy life with style and celebrate yourself. Today we have some inspiration for the expecting mothers. If coastal style is your thing, […]
Howard University Alum dream about homecoming all year long. From the moment we step back off the plane to our real lives, we are already plotting and planning for next years homecoming festivities. If you are an alum who has to travel back and forth to the Mecca each year, you should take every opportunity […]
Hosting a brunch after FAMU Homecoming? We are here to help. No need to host your friends at a busy restaurant, skip the line and have a party in your home or at another friend’s home. We know rattlers are stylish ladies and exude Black Southern Belle style. Today we are choosing a few 7 […]
HBCU homecoming season will be here before you know it and there is nothing like an HBCU tailgate. Today we are giving you some our favorite southern tailgate essentials to up your tailgate game. If you are looking for some fall fun, make sure to add a few HBCU Homecoming events to your schedule. Get […]
Every Black Southern Belle Bride loves getting dolled up and taking pictures. But even as much as we love it, our bridal portraits are a special breed of pictures. If you are a recently engaged bride planning her bridal portraits, we are here to help. We have 3 Tips to Prepare for Bridal Portraits with help […]
Are you a busy mom who loves a well-decorated home but need some help childproofing your style?Today we are here to give you Tips on How to Have Bold Style that is Child Friendly with style influencer, designer/author Justina Blakeney and her performance fabric collectionthat features Crypton Home Fabric technology for superior stain resistance, easy […]
The family is of the utmost importance to the Black Southern Belle. From Sunday dinner to church gatherings, we are always thinking of our family first. As summer comes to a close, we want to highlight one of the biggest and most cherished family traditions, the African American Family Reunion. From the food to the […]
Whether you are a Black Southern Belle bride or just love hosting a formal party, calligraphy should be in your arsenal of party tools. If you are looking for inspiration on what to consider when choosing wedding calligraphy, we have the resource for you. Veteran Calligraphers, Laura Hooper and Alyssa hooper have released a Pinterest-worthy […]
Hosting a party and love candles & food? We completely understand the feeling. Today we are giving you tips on how to pair those two loves for an ultimate dinner party experience. If you are hosting a party in the near future, here are some Tips on Pairing Candle Scents with Dinner Party Menus from […]