• Fired Up

    Moesha seizes the moment when an opportunity to interview Maya Angelou (who plays herself) presents itself, and the poet's words of advice spark big c...hanges in Mo's life. Joe Scott: Phil Morris. Kasey: Sydney Bennett. Andrea: Tanya Wright. Niecy: Shar Jackson. [+][–]

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  • Down in the Delta (1998)

    Poet Maya Angelou directed this tale of a woman who moves her druggie daughter (Alfre Woodard) and grandchildren from Chicago's mean streets to the fa...mily's ancestral home in Mississippi. Earl: Al Freeman Jr. Rosa Lynn: Mary Alice. [+][–]

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  • We Have a Dream

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  • On the Shoulders of Giants (2011)

    A history of the New York Renaissance Big Five (aka the Harlem Rens), an all-black basketball team that made its mark pre-1950 and beat many of the be...tter professional teams of the era. Cowritten and conarrated by NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [+][–]

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  • Roots (1977)

    The landmark dramatization of Alex Haley's classic saga followed his ancestors from Africa into slavery and then to their freedom in the post-Civil Wa...r South. Americans watched in record numbers as the epic aired on eight consecutive nights and went on to receive an unprecedented 37 Emmy nominations (winning for nine, including Outstanding Limited Series). Haley wrote in TV Guide: ` `Roots' speaks of the American human drama, in which ancestrally we all came from somewhere across the ocean.' [+][–]

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  • Rip Van Winkle

    In “Rip Van Winkle,” a chauvinistic husband is given a potion that makes him sleep for 20 years, and awakens to learn that his wife (Calista Flockhart...) has her own company. Other voices: Tom Arnold, Maya Angelou, Betty Friedan, Ann Richards, Linda Ellerbee, Jessye Norman, Sandra Bernhard. [+][–]

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  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

    In Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, a pistol-packing grandma tries to hold a family reunion, a funeral, and a wedding all in the same weekend. Ty...ler Perry, Blair Underwood. [+][–]

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  • Poetic Justice (1993)

    A beautician, whose boyfriend has been killed, escapes her pain by writing poetry. As she travels to a beauty convention, she winds up hitching a ride... with an incorrigible postman. [+][–]

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  • How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

    During a summerlong visit with her grandmother and great-aunt, a recently engaged graduate student embarks on a journey of self-discovery—guided by th...e women in a local quilting circle, who offer advice and share stories of their lives. [+][–]

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  • Good Hair (2009)

    Comedian Chris Rock examines the role of hair in the African-American community and its far-reaching effect on cultural identity. Also: a look at the ...highly competitive world of black stylists. [+][–]

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  • Charlie Rose

    A tribute to Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

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