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12 years a slave

The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon No...

Killer of sheep

Killer of sheep. Shows the struggle of an African American slaughter house worker to survive economic and social obstacles.

Lovecraft country. The complete 1st season

Based on Matt Ruff's novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monster...


Inspired by the legend of Shields 'Emperor' Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South. Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Ha...

Tijuana Jackson purpose over prison

Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison is a comedic tale of a stubborn ex-convict with dreams of becoming a world renowned motivational speaker. Two things stand in his way: his attitude and his no-nonsense probation offic...

Black butterfly

Ariel is a talented, strong-willed high school student with dreams of making the U.S. swim team when in a flash her world is turned upside down by a brutal event that causes her to turn inward and lose focus. Shocked and...

Roots the complete original series [3-disc set].
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Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors that follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and s...

Princess of the row

"A runwaay foster child will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her homeless, mentally-ill verteran father who lives on the streets of LA's skid row." -- Container

Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song
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A young hustler's aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops.

The piano lesson

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story ...

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Miss Jane Pittman is celebrating her 110th birthday. As the civil rights movement heats up, Miss Jane, a former slave, recounts her memories of the black experience from picking potatoes on a southern plantation to fetch...

Men of honor

The courageous story of an African-American sailor who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl's iron will is never broken. Against a...

Sanford and son. The complete first season

South Central L.A. junk dealer Fred Sanford and his partner-in-grime, son Lamont, are constantly struggling to make ends meet, but Fred always has just one more get-rich-quick scheme up his sleeve, sometimes involving be...

I tried

A look at what might have happened if the members of Bone Thugs 'N Harmony - Krayzie, Layzie, and Wish - might not have met rap legend Eazy-E and auditioned for him.

Stormy weather

Loosely based on the life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson himself, "Stormy weather" offers the story of a WWI vet who falls in love with a singer--and under her influence goes into show business, only to find that their car...

Roots. Disc 5, Episode 5

Chicken George is sent to England as payment for his owner's gambling debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man, a status that has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte. The Civil War erupts; ...

Double cross. Season 1

An ER doctor and her twin street kingpin brother become vigilantes and fight a sex-trafficking ring that kidnaps girls in their neighborhood.

Mother of a day

A man forgets Mother's Day and has one hour to sneak out of the house and find gifts for the mothers in his life, including his wife, daughter, mother, and mother-in-law.

The Jeffersons. The complete third season.

A rich African-American family moves into a luxury apartment building and develops close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. Includes 24 episodes.

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