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1. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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61 Metascore

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 70,558 | Gross: $25.79M

2. Dear White People (2014)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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79 Metascore

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 24,344 | Gross: $4.40M

3. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.

Stars: Shad, LL Cool J, Alonzo Williams, Melle Mel

Votes: 5,009

4. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 7,159

5. American Soul (2019– )

TV-14 | 39 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Stars: Sinqua Walls, Katlyn Nichol, Christopher Jefferson, Iantha Richardson

Votes: 418

6. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 12,340

7. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.4
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In contrast to most of the violence-laden "blaxploitation" films of the period, this low-budget effort eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.68M

8. Black Boys (2020)

95 min | Documentary

4.5
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BLACK BOYS illuminates the spectrum of black male humanity in America. An intimate, inter-generational exploration, BLACK BOYS strives for insight to black identity and opportunity at the nexus of sports, education and criminal justice.

Director: Sonia Lowman | Stars: Carmelo Anthony, Cris Carter, Harry Edwards, Jemele Hill

Votes: 190

9. They've Gotta Have Us (2018)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary

7.6
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The rise of black actors as they have gone from being the backdrop to calling the shots. This is the inside story of the turning points of black life on both sides of the lens, from Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, to the present day.

Stars: Simon Frederick, Nelson George, Lil Rel Howery, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 213

10. Love Different (2016)

94 min | Comedy

5.8
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Lindsay Walker, a Caucasian woman who grew up in a small, all-Caucasian town, gets a job at an African-American consulting firm and experiences a complete culture shock. Neque Campbell, an ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hackett | Stars: Jenn Gotzon, Anthony Hackett, Thomas Mikal Ford, Kevin Fredericks

Votes: 84

11. Stop the Violence Movement: Self Destruction (1988 Video)

TV-PG | 7 min | Short, Music

8.7
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A music video for the 1988 charity song "Self-Destruction" by a collection of Hip-Hop recording artists called Stop the Violence Movement. The music video brings awareness of the elevated ... See full summary »

Directors: Lionel C. Martin, Andre Banks | Stars: KRS-One, Stetsasonic, Kool Moe Dee, D-Nice

Votes: 6

12. Black Music Legends of the 1980s (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Series of documentaries looking at the careers of four titans of African-American music: Janet Jackson, Prince, Lionel Richie and Public Enemy.

Star: Trevor Nelson

13. LL Cool J: I Need Love (1987 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "I Need Love" by Hip-Hop recording artist LL Cool J, from his 1987 album "Bigger and Deffer". In the music video, LL Cool J portrays a megastar rapper with a ... See full summary »

Director: Rolando Hudson | Star: LL Cool J

14. Heavy D & The Boyz: Nuttin' But Love (1994 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

5.2
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Heavy D and The Boyz performs in the music video "Nuttin' But Love" from the album "Nuttin' but Love" recorded for Uptown and MCA Records. Heavy D arrives at a gather where he meets up with... See full summary »

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Heavy D & The Boyz, Cynthia Bailey, Tomiko Fraser, Isamar González

Votes: 6

15. Minstrel Man (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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During the early 1900's, 2 black brothers who work in a traveling minstrel have different goals; one's determined to succeed in a field which is dominated by white performers in blackface, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Glynn Turman, Ted Ross, Tonea Stewart, Stanley Bennett Clay

Votes: 54

16. Q 85: A Musical Celebration For Quincy Jones (2018 TV Special)

90 min | Music

7.4
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A birthday celebration for music legend Quincy Jones featuring many musical guests.

Director: Leon Knoles | Stars: Rashida Jones, LL Cool J, Danny Glover, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 5

17. 4th Annual Black Music Honors (2019 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Music

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The 4th Annual Black Music Honors is a ceremony that was hosted by Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett-Walker that honors legendary artists who have made significant contributions to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael A. Johnson | Stars: Rickey Smiley, LeToya Luckett-Walker, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development

18. Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love: Ladies First (1989 Video)

Unrated | 4 min | Short, Music

6.6
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A music video for the single "Ladies First" by Hip-Hop recording artist Queen Latifah featuring Monie Love, from Latifah's 1989 album "All Hail the Queen". In the music video, Queen Latifah... See full summary »

Director: Fab 5 Freddy | Stars: Queen Latifah, Monie Love

Votes: 5

19. Various Artists: Freedom (1995 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

6.2
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FREEDOM is a 1995 single from the soundtrack to Panther (1995), recorded by an all-star group of female recording artists.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Aaliyah, Felicia Adams, May May Ali, BlackGirl

Votes: 9

20. Black Girls Rock! (2018 TV Special)

TV-PG | 90 min | Music

5.2
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An awards ceremony that is hosted by Queen Latifah, and honors women of color for their achievements in music, entertainment and entrepreneurship, along with live musical performances by prominent R&B and soul recording artists.

Director: Sandra Restrepo | Stars: Queen Latifah, Yolanda Adams, Catrina Alex, Fantasia Barrino

Votes: 23

21. LL Cool J: Around the Way Girl (1990 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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A music video for the single "Around the Way Girl" by Hip-Hop recording artist LL Cool J, from his 1990 album "Mama Said Knock You Out". In the music video, LL Cool J holds a casting call ... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay | Star: LL Cool J

Votes: 5

22. Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America (2017 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Music

8.6
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Dignitaries, actors, athletes and recording artists come together to celebrate African-American contributions around the world, and to commemorate the opening of Smithsonian's new National ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Christina Aguilera, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 28

23. Al B. Sure!: Rescue Me (1988 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "Rescue Me" by Al B. Sure!, from his debuts album In Effect Mode".

Director: Peter Nydrle | Stars: Al B. Sure!, Andre Harrell

24. LL Cool J: I'm Bad (1987 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "I'm Bad" by Hip-Hop recording artist LL Cool J, from his 1987 album "Bigger and Deffer". In the music video, LL Cool J's girlfriend is kidnapped by mobsters ... See full summary »

Director: Rolando Hudson | Star: LL Cool J

25. Erykah Badu: Otherside of the Game (1997 Video)

Unrated | 7 min | Short, Music

8.5
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A music video for the single "Otherside of the Game" by R&B recording artist Erykah Badu from her 1997 album "Baduizm". In the music video, Badu stays dedicated and supportive to her mate (... See full summary »

Director: Erykah Badu | Stars: Erykah Badu, André 3000

Votes: 6

26. Kool Moe Dee: Wild Wild West (1988 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "Wild Wild West" by Hip-Hop recording artist Kool Moe Dee, from his 1987 album "How Ya Like Me Now". In the music video, Kool Moe Dee and his posse portray ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Kalvert | Star: Kool Moe Dee

27. 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (2006 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Music

7.4
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The 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is a ceremony hosted by Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin and Vickie Winans that honors the achievements of music recording artists and composers their contributions to Gospel music.

Stars: Israel Houghton, Vickie Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams

Votes: 5

28. LL Cool J feat. Amerie: Paradise (2002 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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A music video for the single "Paradise" by Hip-Hop recording artist LL Cool J, and features R&B artist Amerie. In the music video, LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, and Amerie enjoy a perfect day on a Hawaiian island in paradise.

Stars: LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Amerie

Votes: 8

29. Verses & Flow (2011– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Music

6.0
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VERSES and FLOW is a televised series which airs on TV One and features live performances by poets, spoken-word and R&B recording artists, along with cultural and social commentary.

Stars: Dyana Williams, Laz Alonso, Jenilee Reyes, Ron G.

Votes: 26

30. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens (2016 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Music

7.0
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A 2016 awards show that celebrated the trailblazing first ladies of hip hop.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Eve, La La Anthony, Ashanti, Heather B.

Votes: 11

31. The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2005 TV Special)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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An awards ceremony that honored black females for their achievements and contributions to Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Gospel music. This year's ceremony was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.

Director: Morris Abraham | Stars: Razaaq Adoti, Amerie, Tina Atkins, Shoshana Bean

32. Aaron Hall: I Miss You (1994 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

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Aaron Hall performs in the music video "I Miss You" from the album "The Truth" recorded for MCA Records. The music video begins with shots of Aaron Hall wearing sunglasses and sitting next ... See full summary »

Director: W.O. Garrett | Star: Aaron Hall

33. The Party Machine with Nia Peeples (1991– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Music

5.0
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A half-hour music and variety show hosted by Nia Peeples and featured live performances, interviews and music videos from top urban music recording artists. The series was created in 1991 ... See full summary »

Stars: Janeen Damian, Jellybean Benítez, Patrick David, En Vogue

Votes: 26

34. 1st Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1995 TV Special)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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An awards ceremony that honored black females for their achievements and contributions to Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Gospel music. This year's ceremony was hosted by Gladys Knight ... See full summary »

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Gladys Knight, Tyra Banks, Brian McKnight, Aaliyah

35. 49th NAACP Image Awards (2018 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | News, Reality-TV

4.8
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An awards ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson and recognized outstanding achievements made during 2017 by people of color in music, television, and motion pictures.

Director: Tony McCuin | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tai Beauchamp, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 9

36. 1992 Essence Awards (1992 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Family

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The 5th Essence Awards was a ceremony hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Denzel Washington that honored African-American women who have enriched society through their contributions to education, social policies, public services and the arts.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Debbie Allen, Maya Angelou

37. De La Soul: Me Myself and I (1989 Video)

TV-PG | 4 min | Short, Music

6.8
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A music video for the single "Me Myself and I" by Hip-Hop recording group De La Soul, from their 1989 album "3 Feet High and Rising". In the music video, the group attends grade school ... See full summary »

Star: De La Soul

Votes: 6

38. De La Soul feat. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Queen Latifah, Monie Love & Jungle Brothers: Buddy: Remix (1989 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "Buddy (Remix)" by the Hip-Hop recording group De La Soul featuring Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Queen Latifah , Monie Love and Jungle Brothers, from De La Soul's 1989 ... See full summary »

Stars: De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg, Jungle Brothers

39. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Music

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VH1's ninth Hip-Hop Honors ceremony was hosted by Regina King and honored legendary Hip-Hop artists, musicians and cultural trendsetters from the "Old-School" and "Golden Age" eras of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe DeMaio | Stars: Regina Hall, Regina King, Ty Dolla $ign, Tichina Arnold

40. 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1998 TV Special)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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An awards ceremony that honored black females for their achievements and contributions to Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Gospel music. This year's ceremony was hosted by LL Cool J, ... See full summary »

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: LL Cool J, Brian McKnight, Brandy Norwood, Erykah Badu

41. Black Girls Rock! (2016 TV Special)

TV-PG | 105 min | Music

4.1
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An awards ceremony that honored women of color for their achievements in music, entertainment, and entrepreneurship, along with musical performances by female R&B and soul recording artists.

Director: Joe DeMaio | Stars: Tatyana Ali, Marsha Ambrosius, Erykah Badu, Beverly Bond

Votes: 21

42. 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2001 TV Special)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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An awards ceremony that honored black females for their achievements and contributions to Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Gospel music. This year's ceremony was hosted by Eve, Leeza ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Luther Vandross, Eve, Shemar Moore, Yolanda Adams

43. 50th NAACP Image Awards (2019 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Family

4.4
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The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements made during 2018 by people of color in music, television and motion pictures. The ceremony is held at the Dolby ... See full summary »

Director: Tony McCuin | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tai Beauchamp, Kate Beckinsale, Beyoncé

Votes: 8

44. 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (2015 TV Special)

TV-G | 120 min | Music

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The 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is a ceremony hosted by Tamela J. Mann, David Mann and Rickey Smiley that honors the achievements of music recording artists and composers their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael A. Johnson | Stars: Tamela J. Mann, David Mann, Rickey Smiley, Yolanda Adams

45. Black Girls Rock (2010 TV Special)

TV-PG | 90 min | Music

7.5
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An awards ceremony that honored women of color for their achievements in music, entertainment, and entrepreneurship, along with musical performances by female R&B and soul recording artists.

Director: Alex Coletti | Stars: Nia Long, Raven-Symoné, Missy Elliott, Ruby Dee

Votes: 14

46. Tony Brown's Journal (1978– )

TV-G | 30 min | Talk-Show

6.1
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A talk-show hosted by American journalist and businessman Tony Brown which airs on PBS.

Stars: Tony Brown, J. Fred MacDonald, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Votes: 20

47. Quincy Jones: The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) (1990 Video)

Unrated | 6 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "The Secret Garden" by Quincy Jones featuring Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White. The single was from Jones's 1989 album "Back on the Block".

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Quincy Jones, El DeBarge, James Ingram, Al B. Sure!

48. Force MDs: Tender Love (1985 Video)

Unrated | 4 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the single "Tender Love" by the R&B recording artist Force MDs, from the group's 1985 album Chillin'. In the music video, the group gathers on the front steps of an apartment and serenades a female sitting at the window.

Star: Force M.D.'s

49. Al B. Sure!: Nite and Day (1988 Video)

Unrated | 5 min | Short, Music

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A music video for the R&B song "Nite and Day" by Al B. Sure, from his debut album "In Effect Mode".

Director: Peter Nydrle | Star: Al B. Sure!

50. Ôrí (1989)

100 min | Documentary

7.4
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A look at the Brazilian black movement between 1977 and 1988, going by the relationship between Brazil and Afrika.

Director: Raquel Gerber | Star: Maria Beatriz Nascimento

Votes: 15



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