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Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: The Grio

It’s doubtful that the names Elizabeth “Mum Bett” Freeman, Callie House, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin or Johnnie Tillmon even draw a glint of recognition but they should.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2005, Source: Black Voices

Oprah brings Zora Neale Hurston to the screen, but does she do her justice?

Posted on: Jun 2, 2004, Source:

While feature films like "Soul Plane" highlight the unbalanced portrayals of blacks on the big screen, HBO's homage to the largely unknown Vivien T. Thomas provides a welcome balance.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2004, Source:

Crips co-founder Stanley 'Tookie' Williams has spent the past few years railing against the danger of gangs yet he still faces execution -- a TV movie explores the concept of redemption.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2003, Source:

UPN has not always done right by black people but these days it may be changing its ways one show, one black female producer, at a time.