Black History Month: '80s Black Cinema

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  • Purple Rain, Prince
  • Lean on Me
  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • The Last Dragon
  • Harlem Nights
  • Krush Groove
  • Do The Right Thing
  • The Color Purple
  • Coming to America

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

During the resurrgence of independent Black cinema, Robert Townsend released the hit indie comedy (paid for with credit cards) Hollywood Shuffle. This satire, starring Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Paul Mooney, lampooned Hollywood's stereotyping of Black people in film. 

(Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

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