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If you don’t remember how great of a singer Red Foxx was back in the day, this will remind you. Fred G. Sanford was an entertainment icon and a thrill to watch on television. You...

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Richard Pryor was one of the greatest comedians of all-time. His life ended tragically after his downfall due to drugs and other issues, but his legacy will live forever. This is a great clip of...

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Demond Wilson was a Vietnam Vet who took his chances on finding roles in Hollywood. He was among the fortunate few to get a shot during the 1970s, eventually playing the role of Lamont Sanford...

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by Marie Seva “The Jeffersons” was a 70’s sitcom with its cast primarily composed of African Americans.  Here are more interesting facts about one of the longest running American television series in history: 1.) “The...

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The Black Panther Party came about in Oakland, California, because Huey Newton and Bobby Seale were dissatisfied with the efforts of then existing revolutionary organizations and decided to bring their ideals to action. by Marie...

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by Marie Seva Born on February 1st, 1938, Sherman Alexander Hemsley or simply Sherman Hemsley, (as he is more popularly known), was the person behind the character, George Jefferson on the CBS series, “All in the Family”  and the hit...

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1) Loletha Elayne “Lola” Falana was born on September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey 2) By the age of three, Lola was dancing, and by five, she was singing in the church choir, so...

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Esther Rolle was one of the great iconic actresses of her time.  She appeared for many years on the television show, “Good Times,” and was respected as a mother of black America for quite some...

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Here is an excerpt from an interview with Alex Haley over 20 years ago.  In the interview, he talks about how he was able to pull together one of the greatest television events of all-time:...

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Bobby Womack was born dirt poor in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1944.  He formed a gospel group with his siblings at a young age.  At just 16, he was asked to move to California...

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