Category: Black Cinema

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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 Black Valentino and Mae West

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Lorenzo Tucker, The Black Valentino of race movies shares personal and up-close moments in this interview. Lorenzo Tucker was one of the few silent film stars, Black or White, to survive the transition from silent to ...

The Cosby Kid

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The Devil’s Advice — Part II

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Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius once again shares his insightful talent as he weaves the tale of a young man struggling against the odds. In “The Devil & Leroy Jones,” Dr. Cornelius imbues his performance with a messag...

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...

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...

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...

The Legacy of Race Movies

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Before Hollywood discovered the diverse talents of Black actors and directors, African American audiences were flocking to theaters to see low-budget, Black-produced films called “race” movies. These rare and mostly-f...

The Other Benson

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When The Chickens Came Home To Roost — Part 1

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 Part I & II.   This is a one-hour version of the award-winning 1982 New York stage hit “When The Chickens Came Home To Roost,” written by Lawrence Holder and produced by Woodie King, Jr.  It stars Denzel Washingt...