Category: Black Cinema
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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...
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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...
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This program features a tribute to comedy with a litany of entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, George Kirby, Nipsey Russell and Moms Mabley. (2206)
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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...
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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)
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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...
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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)