Here at CLUTCH we’ve been a big supporter of homegrown content from black artists and filmmakers. Last year we introduced you to Issa Rae and her hilarious show, the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and since doing so we’ve continued to share interesting web shows and films by artists of color.

One such production is Milk + Honey, the story of four friends who are chasing their dreams in Los Angeles. Produced by Idris Elba and starring Debbie Allen and Lance Gross, Milk + Honey is the brain child of the black female production team, Brown Paper Dolls.

Although the show has garnered tons of buzz, there’s one thing they need more than anything else: money.

Around CLUTCH we’ve talked at length about supporting quality content for and by black women, and many of you have stepped up. When Issa Rae and her team needed to raise money to bring us more episodes of Awkward Black Girl, you put your money where your mouth was and helped her raise over $56,000. Now, Milk + Honey needs your help.

Despite releasing two high-quality episodes, the ladies behind Milk + Honey say they’ve had a tough time getting funding for their project.

That’s where we come in. In order to continue to see the content we want that reflects the diversity of black women, we must support those that offer alternative, refreshing images. We can complain about Hollywood’s virtual black out of films and TV shows that speak to us all day, but if we don’t support our own…who will?

Brown Paper Dolls is attempting to raise $40,000 in the next 30 days to help fund more episodes of the show. So far, they’ve raised $4000, and need our support to fully fund the project and continue providing more portrayals of black women on screen.

Check out the first two episodes of Milk + Honey (here & here) and donate to help them continue to do great work!

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  • Johanna

    I’m sorry, but these characters just aren’t relatable or likable. From the first two episodes, it just seems like a black version of the Hills. Part of the magic of Awkward Black Girl is that her characters are put in REALISTIC situations and make them humorous and true. Here we have cliches of struggling actress, ultra competitive Harvard grad Ad Exec, and artist with a chip on her shoulder. Awkward Black Girl did something new with black characters, Milk and honey so far seems like stock glamour show just with black people. I was looking forward to show with mulch-dimensional black characters doing big things, not BETs’ sassy black girl version of Sex and the City.

  • yeah this doesn’t look that interesting. ‘beautiful’ black on the come up. not particularly witty or gripping. i guess if the game has a audience, this might find a place too. not here though….naaaxt!