Black History Month: '80s Black Cinema

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  • 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
  • Purple Rain, Prince
  • Lean on Me

Harlem Nights (1989)

Eddie Murphy directed and starred in this star-studded comedy about a 1930s Harlem speakeasy owner (Richard Pryor) and his adopted son (Murphy). Their gang of lovable criminals conspire against a white mobster trying to take over their rackets. Other legendary members of the cast include Della Reese and Redd Foxx. 

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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