Category: Black Cinema

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Ben and Bert (Ben Vereen)

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Ben Vereen was really hurt by the reaction of some Aframericans to his 1980 Presidential Inaugural blackface performance. He explains, “It’s important that we never forget where we came from because that only makes us...

Stars on Hollywood

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

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...

When The Chickens Came Home To Roost — Part 2

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 Part I & II.    This is a one-hour version (see 3) 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...

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 ...

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 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...

A Filmmaker’s Look at Ralph Bunche

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Dr. Ralph Bunche, renowned United Nations statesman and Nobel Prize winner, is the subject of this discussion with Emmy award-winning filmmaker William Greaves. (2402)

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...