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The Best Man Movie – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture The Best Man movie is a #CultureClassic romantic comedy-drama straight from the 90’s. The film is written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It was produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, with Lee’s cousin, Spike Lee, serving as producer. The film stars Taye Diggs and Nia Long alongside a plethora of great actors and also served as the bog screen debut…

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The Wiz – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture The Wiz movie was/is a game changer. And for that, it is this week’s #CultureClassic.  We’re getting you in the holiday mood with one of the greatest black Christmas movies of all-time. The Wiz is a musical adventure fantasy film produced by music mogul Barry Gordy and his Motown Productions. It released by Universal Pictures on October…

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Soul Food Movie – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture The Soul Food movie is a Thanksgiving staple in The Culture. Considered one of the best #CultureClassics to watch with your family, check out our deeper dive on this dope black holiday film. The name alone makes Soul Food the ideal flick for Thanksgiving family viewing, but what makes it a #CultureClassic is that it’s a very…

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“Juice” – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture Juice is the 1992 movie best known for it’s banging soundtrack and launching the acting career of Tupac. But there is much more to the film that elevated it to true #CultureClassic status. Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, and written by Dickerson and Gerard Brown. Juice is a crime thriller that stars Omar Epps, the aforementioned Tupac Shakur, Jermaine…

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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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Great Black Movie Dads

#RunTheCulture Great black movie dads are important. Black fatherhood is one of the most powerful images in The Culture and is underrepresented in mainstream media. It is often up to our creators to shine the proper light on black men being the strong role models they most often are. We’ve created a list of some…

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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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The Feat. – “Hair Love” The Book and Movie

#RunTheCulture Black animated films are almost non-existent in “traditional” Hollywood. Black hair is completely misunderstood in “traditional” Hollywood (and society at large). So the odds of a children’s picture book celebrating black hair being turned into an animated short are slim-to-none. At that short film then being nominated for an Oscar? Impossible. Meet the impossible.…

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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.…