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The Proud Family – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture This week’s #CultureClassic is the cartoon The Proud Family tv show which premiered in 2001. The Proud Family was a rare cartoon. Rare because it follows the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl trying to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. Cartoon shows are not normally led by black girls. Penny…

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THE FEAT. – Black Comic Book “Omni”

#RunTheCulture The black comic book Omni is a super hero tale with a twist and it’s today’s feature. Omni, is one of the books in Humanoids’ Ignition shared universe co-created by Kwanza Osajyefo. It stars Cecelia Cobbina, a young doctor who is suddenly and mysteriously bestowed with superpowers. And not just any superpower but the…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – New Jack City

#RunTheCulture New Jack City was a game changing film. An instant #CultureClassic that still has influence in The Culture to this day. New Jack City is the 1991 crime drama directed by Mario Van Peebles (making his directorial debut). The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, and Mario Van Peebles himself and was released on March 8, 1991. Wesley Snipes…

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THE FEAT. – The Black Athlete Podcast

#RunTheCulture The black athlete is in a critical moment. Transforming into more than just athletes, their voices carry weight and more and more are using it for something bigger. And today we’re featuring a sports podcast that delves deeper, check out The Black Athlete Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Louis Moore and Derrick White.…

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Sonya Carey – Black Animator

#RunTheCulture Sonya Carey is both a black animator and glass ceiling breaker. Animation is a (white) male dominated industry. Only 20 percent of the animation workforce is women and that includes animation producers-directors, animation writers, designers and general animators. The numbers are even lower for black women. But Sonya Carey has defied the numbers. She’s…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – The Wayans Bros. TV Show

#RunTheCulture The Wayans Bros TV show is a classic black sitcom that helped launched a television network in the mid 90’s created by and starring real life brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans that played a major role in black television in its time. Coming from black Hollywood’s first family of comedy, The Wayans, Shawn and Marlon play brothers from Harlem living their…