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Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Laz Alonzo, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Romeo, and Mike Epps star in this romantic black comedy “Jumping The Broom.” After a failed love life Paula Patton meets Laz Alonzo where they kick it off and later get engaged. Problem is Paula’s family is more “upscale” than Lazes. Drama ensues after the […]

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Led Zeppelin is considered by many to be one of the greatest bands in the history of rock music, but their roots clearly lie in the tradition of the blues. Their blues influences got the best of them on a few occasions during their run in the late 60s and 70s. In 1972, the band […]

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On this day, Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. She went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “Beloved.”

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As our battle to name The Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time rages on, Bobby Brown explains why Sanford & Son should still be in the competition. Take a Look: http://media.kyte.tv/js/kyte.jsKyte.Embed.path=”http://media.kyte.tv”;Kyte.Embed.altpath=”http://www.kyte.tv”;window.kyteplayer=new Kyte.Player(“”,{appKey:”default”,width:420,height:685,p:”6982″,tbid:”17″}); Related: 25 Reasons We Love “A Different World” Top 5 Black Sitcoms That Aren’t “The Cosby Show” Top 9 Black Sitcom Theme Songs

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Nowhere has the depiction of black life been more diverse than in the world of cinema. Go to any video store, surf any video rental website and look at the wide selection of films in the African-American/Black films section. The variety is vast, so if you’re having trouble where to start, here are nine of […]

History

In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]

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Today is the birthdate of wildly successful Basketball player and lucrative business man, Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963.

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Despite our predictions to the contrary, number one seeded shows The Jeffersons and Good Times suffered devastating loses in the “Elite Eight” match-ups of our Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition. See Greatest Black Sitcom Bracket Challenge Good Times was defeated by second seed A Different World.  Even more surprising, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air […]

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As we continue our trip down memory lane throughout Black History Month, we stop to remember the cars that have transported us through the decades. Related: 25 Reasons We Love the Arsenio Hall Show Related: 25 Reasons We Love “Boyz N the Hood” Related: Top 9 Music Videos of the 2000s

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There will never be a debate about who the greatest basketball player is of all time without it starting with Michael Jordan. Even people who never watched basketball will say Michael Jordan, because his greatness transcended his sport. Jordan’s on-court accomplishments are something to marvel at, but how used his talent to make himself practically […]