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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aaron Loves Angela (1975)



















Starring:

Storyline
Aaron (Kevin Hooks, Sounder, A Hero Ain't Nothin But A Sandwich) is a gifted black ball-player in Harlem, N.Y., whose father (Moses Gunn, Shaft, Amazing Grace) expects Aaron to have the basketball career he never had. Angela (Irene Cara, Sparkle, Sister, Sister) is a Puerto Rican girl from Spanish Harlem who lives alone with her mother. When Aaron and Angela fall in love, they worry that their racial difference will cause friction between their family and friends, and decide to meet in secret. The plan works until they discover their love nest is also host to some major drug deals.
 

Black Brigade (1970)
































Starring:


Storyline
Captain Carter (Stephen Boyd) is an officer in World War II who must lead a troop on a suicide mission into Nazi territory. Carter is white, and the unit he is assigned is Company B, an all-Black unit that has seen no action other than digging graves and latrines. Carter has two days to get the unit into shape for Operation London Bridge.

Abar, the First Black Superman (1977)























Starring:

Storyline
African-American scientist Dr. Kenneth Kincade moves his family into an affluent white neighborhood, only to be greeted with threats and vandalism by their new neighbors. Enter John Abar (Tobar Mayo), leader of the militant Black Front for Unity. Abar becomes the Kincades' bodyguard, allowing the good doctor to resume his work on a serum that can make an ordinary man invincible. When the bigotry turns murderous, Dr. Kincade uses his serum to transform Abar into a black superman with fantastic physical strength and mental powers that set the stage for a remarkable climax.

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