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The 1970’s was the start of the positive on-screen portrayals of Black fathers.  It was a time when television studios attempted to deal with the changing Black socio-economic issues and its effects on mass media.  Broadcast networks NBC, CBS and ABC had to find a way to feature positive Black family values with an African…

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The beloved Evans family that we grew up with is coming to the big screen. Kenya Barris, creator of the hit sitcom “Black-ish,” has been given the green light by Sony to write a feature film adaptation of the classic sitcom, “Good Times.” Sources say Barris, who was brought in after initial screenwriter Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph,…

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Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America, one of the most iconic, funniest and beloved motion pictures in black American history, just celebrated it’s 25th birthday late last month. Many believe that this romantic comedy represents Murphy’s greatest theatrical triumph even though Beverly Hills Cop was a greater box-office generator and his James “Thunder” Early from Dreamgirls earned him…

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Yes, Beverly Hills Cop was Eddie Murphy’s highest-grossing movie. And his dramatic portrayal of drug-addled singer James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls was his most critically-acclaimed role, by far, earning a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But it was the immortal classic Coming to America, the story of an insanely rich African prince…

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