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CULTURE CLASSICS – Waiting to Exhale

#RunTheCulture What’s better than a movie with a strong black female lead? A film with four strong black female leads. Enter the OG black romantic drama and official #CultureClassic Waiting to Exhale. Waiting to Exhale released in 1995 and starred Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon. The women played a quartet of friends…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Family Matters

#RunTheCulture This week we take a look at one of black TV’s unsung #CultureClassics, the 90’s family sitcom, Family Matters. Family Matters was a TV comedy that launched on ABC. It was a major component of ABC’s iconic TGIF block of shows and ran from 1989 to 1998. The series revolved around the Winslow family, a middle-class African…

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Culture Classics – Hey Ya By Outkast

Today in our #CultureClassics series we feature “Hey Ya” by Outkast. The Speakerboxxx/Love Below album dropped this week back in 2003 and that classic album was led by this classic single from Andre 3000. The mix of Beatles-esque rock and Prince-like swagger couldn’t be denied. “Hey Ya” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks…

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Culture Classics – New York Undercover

#RunTheCulture Before there was The Wire. Before Luke Cage or Power, there was New York Undercover. The OG gritty street crime drama. Debuting in 1994 the show starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as undercover NYPD officers (making history as the first police drama to star two people of color) solving crimes and being dope doing it.…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Cousin Skeeter

#RunTheCulture We’ve said it before, the 1990’s were the golden age of black television. Black dramas and sitcoms were all over the small screen. But with that some shows did slip under the radar. And this week’s #CultureClassic is one of the most unique black TV shows to ever air, Cousin Skeeter. Cousin Skeeter is a…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Boyz II Men “Let It Snow”

#RunTheCulture It’s Christmas SZN so it’s time to dust off one of the best musical #CultureClassics in the holiday catalog, “Let It Snow” by Boyz II Men.  “Let It Snow” was the official single from the legendary R&B group’s holiday album Christmas Interpretations. The song was written by fellow R&B star and creator for The Culture, Brian McKnight and Boyz II…