If you’re interested in learning about the first Black American prima donna to establish an international profile and perform in the Deep South, then my Leontyne Price Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black cowboy star and the creator of what would become steer wrestling, then my William “Bill” Pickett Black History Facts profile is for you.
“Just As I Am” is a memoir about the long and storied life of legendary actress Cicely Tyson. Clocking in at 400+ pages, the book discusses the nitty gritty of her personal life and professional career. With refreshing candor, Tyson looks back over her life to discuss how the circumstances of her childhood in Harlem later shaped her relationship with herself and others.
Summary Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me is an inspirational 2018 documentary directed by Olivia Lichtenstein about the life and career of the legendary R&B singer. Born and raised…
“Hollywood Shuffle” is a 1987 satirical film directed by Robert Townsend that uses comedy to provide commentary on the stereotypical roles and portrayals of Black people in film and television. Bobby Taylor (Townsend) is an aspiring actor living with his family and working at a hot dog stand while hoping for his big break. He goes through the process of auditioning for the lead role in “Jivetime Jimmy’s Revenge” excited about the idea of becoming a big star and the money and changes it will bring for his family. But the experience also exposes him to the industry’s prejudiced beliefs about Black people and leads to questions about his morals and integrity.