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The story of the eventful date in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," to the site of their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.
Monica was one of the two survivors of a weekend with friends in the woods that became a bloody massacre at the hands of her mentally ill twin sister Veronica. Monica has had plastic surgery to change her face and moved to the South in order to protect herself from her deranged twin and after six ye
When Kyle Bishop joined the NFL, he dreamed of a life of luxury that would allow him to provide for his family. But when an unexpected turn of events brings him back to his hometown, Kyle rediscovers the one true love he left behind. Long before professional football had become his passion, his high
When Chris Rock's daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" the bewildered comic committed himself to searching the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head. Rock visits hair s
Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Veteran Los Angeles cop Abel Turner guards his neighborhood with the same zeal he brings to his patrol route. The single father of a teenaged daughter and preteen son, Abel is one-man security force, ensuring that his strict standards of behavior are adhered to, even if it means ruffling a few feathers in the process. Chris and Lisa Mattson, a progressive and upwardly mobile couple, move in next door to Turner, who disapproves of their interracial marriage. Hoping to rid the neighborhood of anything or anyone he deems "undesirable," Turner launches an escalating series of pranks and insults against the Mattsons. Abel takes full advantage of his police connections to antagonize his new neighbors with impunity, hoping to get them to pick up and move out. When their air conditioning unit is sabotaged in the middle of a heat wave and their car tires are mysteriously slashed, the Mattsons begin to suspect Abel is behind their troubles. But without proof, they can only try to negotiate a truce--an offer Abel does not accept. Abel''s anger flares when his use of inappropriate force on the job lands him on extended leave and he discovers his daughter has been spending time with Lisa. As Abel crosses the line from annoying neighbor to dangerous adversary, the couple tries to fight back, which only feeds Turner''s fury. With the resentment between the neighbors building daily, it''s only a matter of time before the situation escalates into a potentially deadly stand off.
In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family''s day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom''s job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.
With his head always buried in a book or under the hood of a car, Alvin has spent the last three years of high school grinding away at his studies and working as a pool boy to earn extra cash. No doubt, Alvin's focus has paid off: he's finally saved enough Benjamins to finish building an engine he
A contemporary Western on wheels with desperados who live every day on the edge. Lawyers and city workers by day, they take to the streets in their leather gear to race by night. In the world of underground motorcycle clubs, the undefeated racer known as Smoke is the undisputed "King of Cali." But Smoke''s dominance of the set is about to be threatened by a young motorcycle racing prodigy called Kid, who is determined to win Smoke''s helmet and earn the coveted title.
Reggie Reynolds, a 17-year-old high school student, is more mathematician than athlete, but when junk shop owner Zeke gives Reggie a pair of magic red sneakers, he is transformed into a great basketball player.<P>High school student Reggie Reynolds lives with his hard-working single mother Gloria. R
Four black yuppies--a married banker, a perpetual bachelor attorney, a reformed playboy and a commitment-phobic doctor, respectively--begin to question their attitudes about women and relationships when one of them announces his impending nuptials.
Camille Livingston is a college senior from a privileged upbringing. When her friends take her out for a night on the town on her 21st birthday, she meets sexy, talented guitarist Billy Ryan. The spark between the two is immediate and powerful, but Camille must stifle her attraction toward him for a
Archibald is a house painter hired for a job in Beverly Hills. He discovers that the mistress of the house Elaine left her husband JP while he was fighting in Vietnam, and he is now homeless and an alcoholic. Their daughter Tory secretly keeps in touch with her father, which Elaine is furious to dis
The scene is New York City, but it could be anywhere. Commuters jam the underwater tunnel linking the island of Manhattan with New Jersey. Traffic is heavy -- the usual mix of outward-bound workers and visitors, commercial and industrial vehicles, and people just passing through. All in all, a typic
Movie about Isaiah Turner, an adventurous farmboy whose quest to avenge his parents'' death sets him on a journey where he encounters an array of fictional and historical characters, ultimately becoming a self-assured gunslinger known as the Cherokee Kid. The story is narrated by The Cherokee Kid''s supportive sidekick, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina.
Adaptation of three short stories by black writers, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and John Henrik Clarke. In "Long Black Song," set in 1938, a Southern cotton farmer discovers that his wife has had an affair with a white salesman. In "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black," set in 1948, an elementary scho
A submarine officer mutinies against his trigger-happy captain to prevent a world war.
Sixteen-year-old Drew is a misfit back at home, but during two weeks on Martha's Vineyard visiting his aunt and uncle, he falls in love for the first time and begins to discover who he is.
Music legend Tina Turner tries to deal with the abusive husband who made her a star.
A first date turns sour due to interference by some inner city kids.
A television movie based on Shelby Foote''s novel, "September, September." Set in the 1950s, drifters kidnap a wealthy black businessman''s grandson. One of them develops a maternal bond with the little boy.
Four black women move to New York from North Carolina in 1939 to work as live-in domestics. In order to forget their troubles, they go dancing at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
A vengeful ghost wreaks havoc on the regulars at a popular health club.
A sequel to "Polly" a telefilm that aired on NBC November 12, 1989. Set in Alabama in 1956, Polly tries to find a replacement for the new headmaster of the town orphanage and to rekindle her aunt's romance.
Set in the 1950s, a joyful orphan comes to live with her wealthy spinster aunt in Alabama and inspires the transformation of a stodgy town and its residents. Based on the 1960 Disney film "Pollyanna, " which starred Hayley Mills.
The second of NBC's "Desperado" westerns continues the adventures of roving cowboy Duell McCall. The television movie begins with McCall on the run, having been framed for murder. He finds his way to the town of Beauty. He ends up fighting on behalf of a group of black homesteaders who are being
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that''s where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince''s identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.
Two police detectives are escorting a crime boss to Los Angeles to testify in a court case. When the mobster is killed by an assassin during their watch, the officers investigate the murder and uncover a plot that incriminates their own department.
Live pre-show coverage of the 1st annual BET Award telecast.
Portrait of singer/actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams.
Comedy demonstrating the absurdity of gang warfare. A naive suburbanite wanders into a rough neighborhood wearing the "wrong" colors.
Live presentation of the 1995 Miss Universe Pageant from Namibia in Southern Africa.
A comedy pilot in which two brothers-in-law run a bakery together despite their strong personality differences.
A comedy pilot about a sorcerer who has a family of witches and monsters. Ben Masters is faced with the challenging task of hiding this fact from his fiancee. His family includes an ageless mother who reads minds, a daughter who is a witch, a son who is a warlock and speaks in rap poetry, another so
A pilot for a series not picked up by ABC. A wealthy and eccentric cop, Michael Shane, and his female partner get caught up in murder and mayhem when they try to solve a $750,000 jewel theft.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Recounts the story of how Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Al Bryant became The Temptations and created hit records with singer David Ruffin. Reveals the ego pressures and drug and alcohol abuse that accompanied the band's rise from street-side harmonizing to Motown
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