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CULTURE CLASSICS – Love & Basketball

#RunTheCulture The romantic dramedy might be the most successful genre in all of black cinema, and the late 90’s and early 00’s was arguably the genre’s heyday with star studded films dropping seemingly every other month. And for today’s #CultureClassic we shoot our shot with one of the best of that time, Love & Basketball.…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – School Daze

#RunTheCulture With graduation season upon us, today’s #CultureClassic shines a spotlight on one of the best films to ever capture the black college experience, the classic Spike Lee Joint School Daze. School Daze is the 1998 comedy-drama (and musical) written and directed by legendary creator for The Culture Spike Lee. Lee used his personal experiences at Morehouse College in…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – The Boondocks

#RunTheCulture Animation is a field where The Culture has been underrepresented but has still managed to create a fare share of classics and today’s #CultureClassics is one of the best black created cartoons ever made, the political and satirical show The Boondocks.  The Boondocks is an adult themed animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder. The series premiered…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – 2Pac “Dear Mama”

#RunTheCulture It’s Mother’s Day Week so it’s only right that this week’s #CultreClassic shows love to all the moms out there with hip-hop’s most classic ode to mom, “Dear Mama” by 2Pac. “Dear Mama” was released in 1995 as the lead single from Pac’s third album, Me Against the World and of course is a tribute…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Poetic Justice

#RunTheCulture This week we honor the life and legacy of legendary creator for The Culture John Singleton and feature his film Poetic Justice as today’s #CultureClassic. Poetic Justice is the 1993 romantic drama written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur as poet Justice and postal clerk Lucky repectively. The two have a chance encounter that leads to a roadtrip…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Girlfriends

#RunTheCulture On this edition of #CultureClassics we take a look at one of the best representations of #BlackGirlMagic of the early 2000’s, the hit sitcom, Girlfriends. Girlfriends is a sitcom that looks at the lives, loves, and losses of four diverse black women. Joan (the lead, every-woman attorney played by Tracee Ellis-Ross), Toni (the boougie best friend…