The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mahogany (1975)

  • Diana Ross
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont
  • Beah Richards
Tracy, a young ghetto woman, puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top
designers. Her ambition leads her into the lives of people who are determined to get a piece of her long before she
can realize her dream.

Link to soundtrack review:
Diana Ross & Michael Masser - Mahogany (1975)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Black Fist (1975)


Leroy Fisk (Richard Lawson) is a small-time street fighter who gets to show his stuff to a promoter named Logan. After Leroy fights one of Logan's top guys (the hillbilly rapist from Foxy Brown) and loses, Logan decides to keep Leroy anyways and help him make some big money. Pretty soon, Leroy has his first official streetfight and he wins. Leroy's now well off and he begins buying his lady presents. Enter Officer Heineken (Dabney Coleman), a corrupt racist cop that confronts Leroy and tells him he wants part of his winnings each and every time he fights.

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