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Cast (feature film)
Clara Collier, a cynical, hard-driving attorney from Atlanta returns to her rural childhood home in the lowlands of the Deep South to attend the funeral of her mother Mattie, a legendary local storyteller. While there, she reconnects with her roots, and through her best friends' children, discovers
Henry and Maddy head the Burrel family, a middle-class, African-American family accustomed to dealing with the problems and joys of life in their neighborhood. Unexpected turmoil enters the family when their daughter, Laura, introduces them to her fiance, whom she forgot to mention is Vietnamese.
A black advertising executive is the target of a "drop" by a mythical group whose goal is to abduct people and counsel them on the errors of their ways. The band's edict is to grab "lost" brothers and sisters who've turned their backs on their heritage. D.R.O.P. is an acronym for Deprogramming and R
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
A young homicide detective and a retired police detective work together to solve three recent murders related to an old, unsolved case of a stolen diamond.
This drama about step-parenting finds Linda Lavin and Tony LoBianco as a happily married couple into whose lives suddenly comes the young daughter he fathered out of wedlock. The original title for this movie, co-produced by Lavin, was "The Far Shore."
A corrupt prison guard is hired first to help a black revolutionary escape, then to kill him.
Two innocents go to prison after being framed for a bank robbery.
A pilot movie about a lady investigator for the district attorney's office and her relentless search for the killer of a young teacher who appeared to have been a pillar of the community.
The saga of a pioneer family -- husband, wife and brother-in-law -- torn by jealousy, deception and rivalry in love and business as they seek their fortune on the Ohio frontier. The pilot, originally entitled "The Americans" and covering a thirty-five-year period starting in the 1820s, looks to be a
An African-American poet who earns a living as a house painter struggles to support his seriously ill wife and survive the indignities of living in the ghetto.
Two African American con artists make use of the fact that one of them can pass for white in order to succeed in some race-related crimes.
A "choreopoem" with music and movement distilled from the personal vision of poet Ntozake Shange, reflecting her pain and happiness, and the broad spectrum of the black woman's experience in America.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A miniseries about the intertwining stories of seven black women who live in a tenement on a street named Brewster Place. Over the course of several decades, each, in her own way, struggles to overcome crushing poverty and the devastation of dreams and hopes that have gone unfulfilled. Ultimately, t
A network cause-celebre on its initial showing because of presumed "liberties" taken with the facts, this five-hour, two-part docudrama was based on the highly charged Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Georgia -- he was a self-styled black music promoter who was convicted in 1982 of the murder of two
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
A dramatization of the life of the legendary slave who escaped to freedom and returned to the South many times to rescue others via her underground railroad.
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