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Spike Lee was hardly the first African-American independent filmmaker; in fact, his early breakthrough was only made possible by pioneers like Charles Burnett and Melvin Van Peebles. Their bitterly impassioned movies are revived all too infrequently, perhaps because it’s painful…
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While not as widely heralded as Shaft or Superfly, Melvin Van Peebles 1971 classic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song helped set the template for an entire decade of blaxploitation cinema. And that movie's soundtrack -- performed almost entirely by a young…
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Wednesday 2 The most exciting thing happening in Dallas last Friday wasn't for everyone. Was it an edgy art show or a risqué performance? No, gentle reader, it was, according to the Dallas Observer, an appearance by Clifford the Big…
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