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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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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…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Living Single TV Show

#RunTheCulture When you talk about influence. When you talk about Black Girl Magic. When you talk about all-time great black television shows. You’re talking about the #CultureClassic Living Single. Living Single is a tv show centered around six smart, funny, ambitious, and just cool black friends living in Brooklyn in the 90’s. The show was the…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Kenan and Kel

#RunTheCulture When one thinks of young black comedic duos in the late 90’s, Kenan and Kel are the names that are top of mind. And their sitcom was a hilarious and ahead of it’s time certified #CultureClassic. Debuting in 1996, Kenan and Kel was a sitcom starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell on Nickelodeon. Set…

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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 – 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…