Who Said That?
Sometimes I amaze myself. I say this humbly.
A remake of Little Caesar, the 1931 classic which catapulted Edward G. Robinson to fame. The musical score for Black Caesar was written by the legendary singer and composer James Brown.
An insightful look at civil disobedience and organizing in the years just prior to the March of 1963. Features music by Maya Angelou and extensive coverage of Bayard Rustin and the thinkers behind the movement.
In post-riot 1970, but still during the Vietnam era, Lou Rawls narrates as the ultra-cool Navy recruiter, convincing young Black men that service is about opportunity and good jobs, not war. This marks one of the first in an eventual…
Within Our Gates
In this pioneering silent film by Oscar Micheaux, a black woman travels North to raise money for a Southern school, and on her trip finds more about herself and her mixed-race background than she ever knew. The film addresses the…
Rhythm & Blues Revue
In the spirit of The Big Show and other musical extravaganza films, Rhythm & Blues review features stage performances by a cadre of music and comedy giants including Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and famed comic…
Bill Cosby on Prejudice
At the height of his earlier fame, Bill Cosby used humor to put a fine point on American prejudice for a special PBS short. Relevant then and today.
"Go All Day" with Nigel Sylvester in Japan
Part of the Gatorade-produced episodic series on global sport, this episode follows BMX biker Nigel Sylvester as he turns the streets of Japan into his playground.
South Side Warriors
The first documentary to focus on the vital, vibrant and largely unknown martial arts culture that still exists on the South Side of Chicago.