Category: Black Cinema

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The Future of Blacks In Hollywood

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On March 25, 2002, a Black man and Black woman won Oscars at the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.  As significant as the event was, there remains the nagging fear among some Blacks that fundamental chan...

Richard Pryor: Rap II

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Stars on Hollywood

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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ben Vereen explain being Black in a hostile industry. (623)

George Kirby Presents King Heroin

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In a dramatic performance, the Funny-man and impressionist lays it on the line about the dangers of drugs and his life in prison for drug abuse. The man of many faces and matchless talent performs “King Heroin” as onl...

The Evolution of Sammy Davis, Jr.

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It's 1983 and Sammy Davis reflects on his television interview with me in 1971.   Sammy Davis says, "I’ve survived where other cats would have been down the tubes. A lot of people don’t like themselves. I’ve stopped t...

Who Was Stepin Fetchit?

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Who was the real man behind one of Hollywood’s most negative images, Stepin Fetchit? Author Mel Watkins explains that Lincoln Perry was very different from the lazy, bug-eyed buffoon on screen. (2905)

The Black Valentino

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The roaring 20s gave birth to the Charleston, bob-haircuts, speakeasies and the movie career of Lorenzo Tucker – The Black Valentino – of race movies. But unlike Valentino, he was one of the few silent film stars Blac...

The Historic “Hats” of Black History – Part 1

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Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius has developed a creative way to tell history and motivate young people through drama. On this program, Dr. Cornelius creates an historical masterpiece when he chronicles the saga of Black Am...

From The Library of Black History: Black Hollywood

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Before Denzel and Halle won the Oscar. Before Jamie Foxx riveted audiences with his spot-on portrayal of Ray Charles, there was a time when Black actors and actresses were limited in what they could portray in motion ...