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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…

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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 – 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…