A Guide to Black Films and TV Shows for 2011

Shadow and Act has released a calendar of everything black on-screen.

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Wondering when the next black movie is coming to theaters? Want to see black faces on the small screen? Shadow and Act, one of The Root's favorite blogs, has compiled a list of upcoming films and television shows featuring prominent black characters.

Up first for 2011? On Sunday The Cape, featuring Keith David and Dorian Missick, premieres on NBC. Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama, Off the Map, premieres on ABC on Wednesday. And The Heart Specialist debuts in select theaters on Friday.

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