A spin off of the 1989 miniseries The Women of Brewster Place, which was based upon Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name.

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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

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Native Son (1986)
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman
Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern
Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie 1997)
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A black woman helps a white girl cope with her father's suicide and escape her alcoholic mother's abuse.

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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete
Beloved (1998)
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Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Director: Jonathan Demme
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Something About Amelia (TV Movie 1984)
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Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole
Dark Girls (2011)
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke
Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Ronald Boutelle
Comedy | Crime
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A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A ... See full summary »

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The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie 1990)
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A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, Sammy Davis Jr.
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr.
The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie 1991)
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes
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 Mattie Michael (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Etta Mae Johnson (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Miss Sophie (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Kiswana Browne (11 episodes, 1990)
Kelly Neal ...
 Abshu Kamau (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Ralph Thomas (11 episodes, 1990)
Oscar Brown Jr. ...
 Jessie (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Mickey Adriano (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Matthew Thomas (5 episodes, 1990)
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A spin off of the 1989 miniseries The Women of Brewster Place, which was based upon Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name.

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Oprah Winfrey and Olivia Cole are the only ones who played in both the movie and series playing the same character. See more »

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Follows The Women of Brewster Place (1989) See more »

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