While Hollywood represented African American children poorly, if at all, in the early days of American cinema, the last 30 years has seen a significant improvement. In this PG-13 comedy the shy overweight Professor Sherman Klump invents a formula that turns him into the charismatic ladies-man Buddy Love. Eddie Murphy's superlative performance lifts The Nutty Professor above the tag of just another African American remake of an old classic (Jerry Lee Lewis starred in the '60s original) and into the realm of classic in its own right. Akeelah and the Bee is a rarity among African American kids' movies in that it is an original story written by its director Doug Atchison.
In this animated Disney retelling of the Brother's Grimm Frog Prince story, set in 1920s New Orleans, a poor young African American dressmaker called Tiana meets a frog that claims he is Prince Naveem of Macedonia.
The Princess and the Frog is a rare African American film from Disney in that it is a pure celebration of African American culture. After disgracing himself and his country by putting weights in his team's sleigh to help it go faster, US gold medal winning bob sleigh trainer Irving Blitzer moves to Jamaica and relative anonymity.
The BBC sum up this film perfectly when they state that, "Unbelievable this all may be but the considerable warmth, humor and persistence of the cast soon have you rooting for these underdogs." Cool Runnings is the kind of likable film that no matter their mood or the occasion, kids will always have the time to watch. In this musical TV remake of Disney's Pollyanna, the enthusiasm and love of life of an orphan called Glad Girl brings happiness and a sense of community to a 1950s Alabama town.
Polly is an extension of that strangely daring concept in the Cosby Show that portrayed an affluent middle-class African American family living happily in a mixed race neighborhood. This PG rated film stars Robert Townsend (who also directs) as the shy and meek school teacher Jefferson Reed, who like everyone else in his neighborhood cowers to the Golden Lords - a group of peroxide-haired teenagers who terrorize the area.
If a meteor hitting a shy, meek teacher in a small African American neighborhood is a stretch of the imagination, what would one call a meteor turning that same teacher into all all-conquering superhero? Starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, Good Burger is the film version of a Nickelodeon kids comedy sketch popular in the '90s. A great example of what the Washington Post calls the film's "kind of weirdness, buzz and edge that kids love" is the scene where Ed is locked in a padded cell.
To understand the plot of this film simply imagine The Wizard of Oz adapted for an African American audience. The Wiz is not a perfect film (it is rated 4.7 on IMDB) but with a cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor the film won a great deal of love and respect from audiences of all colors.
The Color of Friendship, a TV-G rated television film, is a heartening tale of racial tolerance with a very interesting twist.
In 2000 The Color of Friendship won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Children's Program" and a Humanitas Award for its script.
In this Disney Channel reenactment of true historical events, 11 year olds Sheyan and Rachel are so inspired by Martin Luther King they join him and his followers on the famous voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. The general consensus on IMDB was that for pre-teens, Selma, Lord, Selma is a highly educational movie. There are enough movies on this list to show the steady progression African American cinema has made in the last 30 years. There was a time when you probably couldn’t see an African-American woman starring in a Lifetime Movie. Katherine Florey’s scholarship focuses on federal courts, choice of law, and civil procedure.
Harris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in social science (with a specialization in the sociology of culture) from the University of Chicago, where she also received her J.D. Harris is the author of a number of widely reprinted and influential articles and essays in critical legal theory. As the daughter of working class immigrants from Taiwan, matters of social justice have inspired her academic and community endeavors. A regular participant in national and international conferences, Dean Johnson has also held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools and is the recipient of an array of honors and awards.
A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Dean Johnson earned an A.B.
In 2004, the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools honored Dean Johnson with the Clyde Ferguson Award.
Her current book project, “Surviving Empire: Postcolonial Revolution and Trauma in the Caribbean”, engages literature and political texts to investigate how the legacy of revolution is altered in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century Caribbean following the independence movement of the 60s and 70s.
Jonathan London is an educator, researcher, and community-builder with experience in participatory research, rural community development, and community engaged planning.
As a muralist Maceo has completed a number of public art commissions, including youth-driven projects with the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland and the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) in Woodland, CA, where he in an affiliated faculty member.
His book, Cinemachismo: Masculinities and Sexuality in Mexican Film (University of Texas Press, 2006) was a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award in the category of Art and Culture.
A star study of iconic 1970s actor Isela Vega’s participation in sexploitation and art films is included in the anthology Latsploitation, Latin America, and Exploitation Cinema (Routledge, 2009). The Guantanamo research conducted by Professor Ojeda has been featured in Project Censored, Volume 13 (where his dryboarding story was listed as one of the 25 top censored stories of 2013) as well as in a number of local, regional, and national public conferences. In connection with his work in Guantanamo, Professor Ojeda has also organized a number of public events with award-winning journalist Amy Goodman.
In 2006, Professor Ojeda organized a workshop on The Neurobiology of Psychological Torture in collaboration with the UCD Center for Mind and Brain. The Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas welcomes inquiries from the campus community and offers internships to students.
Fundamentally, Rodriguez’s work is about the ways in which globalization and neoliberalism have reconfigured states and citizenship.
Rodriguez’s background in Asian American studies informs her work as a scholar-activist. Plot:Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comic fictionalized version of themselves in this parody of similarly named reality shows. No longer do these kids have such controversial characters as Uncle Remus, the happy-go-lucky slave in Disney's Song of the South as a so called role model. For the first time in his life Sherman experiences what is like to feel popular and to win the hand of his dream girl, Carla.
As Edward Guffman states in the San Francisco Chronicle, "for his performance alone it's worth seeing." In the film the iconic comedian plays, sometimes in the same scene, Sherman, Buddy Love, Sherman's parents and Sherman's grandparents.
There is an excellent soundtrack by Randy Newman that includes jazz, zydeco and ragtime and a stellar cast that includes Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey and Terrance Howard. The actors that play the Jamaican characters steal the show with their positivity and humor. White or black, young or old, it seems everyone falls in love with this all-singing all-dancing ball of energy. It is as one reviewer on Amazon states simply an "Excellent movie about a young girl going to live with her old maid aunt," and, "a very positive portrayal of African Americans families of that period." Polly has a rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and was popular enough at the time to inspire a sequel called Polly's Coming Home. Most probably pure silliness, which as any parent would tell you is just what their kids crave.
Ed and Dexter's beloved burger stand, the Good Burger, is put under threat when a burger chain store opens across the street. Instead of sliding to the floor in a state of despair, he shouts and begins to throw himself against the walls. Harlem replaces Kansas, a Kindergarten replaces the farm, a snowstorm replaces the tornado, Is This What Feeling Gets? This adaptation of a classic story has gone on to inspire a highly successful Broadway show of the same name.
An African American US congressman with an interest in South African politics invites what he thinks is a black South African child into his family home for the summer. Probably it should have won at least two others, first for its bravery and second for its educational value.
For example while all African American casts in such films as the '70s film the Wiz were a conscious effort to provide entertainment for African American children, the mixed casts of much later films show a far more relaxed attitude in their portrayal of African American culture. Share this empowering narrative on your social network of choice and ask others to do the same.

Chris Benner is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Development, and Chair of the Geography Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis.  His research focuses on the relationships between technological change, regional development, and the structure of economic opportunity, focusing on regional labor markets and the transformation of work and employment patterns. Within these fields, she is particularly interested in sovereign immunity, theories of jurisdiction, and the procedural rules applicable to tribal courts. Her work focuses on empire and education, especially as manifested through language instruction.
She researches and teaches topics related to education, language, ethnic studies, women and gender studies, American studies, and socially engaged Buddhism.
Ikemoto teaches bioethics, health care law, public health law, reproductive rights, law & policy, and marital property at the School of Law.
Jonathan holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. Beth Rose Middleton (Afro-Caribbean, Eastern European) is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis. He graduated from Yale University in 2002 and received his Master of Fine Arts in painting from Columbia University in 2006.
He was born in  Tepatitlan, Jalisco and immigrated with his family to San Francisco when he was five years old. His oral history about the practice of going to watch Mexican movies in San Francisco’s Mission District appeared in Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres (Charta 2010). Ojeda was born and raised in Peru, and holds a BA in Anthropology from the Catholic University in Peru and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.
The goals of the GTP are to gather testimonies of prisoner abuse at the Cuban base, to organize them in meaningful ways, to make them widely available online, and to preserve them there in perpetuity. Through the use of videoconferencing, these events allowed former prisoners to interact with American audiences and with former guards—the latter being a historical first. The proceedings of this workshop appeared as The Trauma of Psychological Torture, a volume in the series Disaster and Trauma Psychology published by Praeger.
Quijada is an Associate Professor in School Organization and Educational Policy in the School of Education.
Both in the Philippines and in the United States, her scholarship is driven by concerns about how the state and citizenship are shifting under these conditions, and Rodriguez asks what these policies mean for those who are defined as foreign or other. Asian American studies emerged out of student movements that rethought access to education and raised questions about the politics of knowledge production: who is able to produce knowledge? He is a linguist specializing in the indigenous languages of North America, many of which are no longer being spoken today due to various forms of economic and political coercion.
She completed a PhD in African Diaspora Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also received a MA in African American Studies. Episodes often feature Kevin Hart's attempts to gain celebrity and his jealousy of his friends. Buddy tries to take over Sherman's body for good, but by the end Sherman realizes his inherently good nature is every bit as attractive as Buddy's good looks and manages to withstand a permanent transformation. After a further win at the regional contest she is propelled into the highly competitive world of the National Spelling Bee.
Tiana does as he asks, but instead of reversing the spell it turns her into a frog as well. Judging from the number of awards it won and was nominated for, Disney is reaping the benefits of an African American film solely designed to leave smiles on the faces of all that see it. A Jamaican sprinter realizes the only way he can live his dream of competing in the Olympics is in the bob sleigh event and persuades Blitzer to come out of retirement to train him and his friends for the next games. It's African American female director Debbie Allen was a famous choreographer and star of the movie Fame.
Jefferson is now Meteor Man and with his newfound powers he can defeat the Golden Lords and bring peace to his people. It takes all of their cunning and a special sauce to drive away the store and its horrible owner Kurt. It's great fun, and the kind of energetic, quotable film that kids will annoy you by watching over and over again. However Mahree Bok, the daughter of a South African policeman, is in fact white and it takes a lot of courage for both sides to accept the other. In the near future parents, African American or otherwise, can look forward to taking their kids to a range of films that merely have to show, rather than having to insist, that African American culture is a central part of the American mainstream.
Her current research considers the ways in which Native American tribes and tribal courts represent a sort of “third prong” of federalism, fitting  partially but uneasily into the body of doctrine that governs the relationship between state and federal courts.
She began her career at the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1989, and has been a visiting professor at the law schools of Stanford, Yale, and Georgetown.
Flaum on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and then briefly practiced with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco before making her way to Berkeley. Among other awards for her mentorship of students and junior faculty, she received the 2008 Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998.
Dean Johnson was named the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies 2008 Scholar of the Year. Lambert is the recipient of numerous awards including the NYU Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, and the Northeast Modern Language Association Summer Research Fellowship.
His paintings, drawings, and prints have been featured in exhibitions throughout the country as well as internationally, including the traveling show “Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration to the United States” and “Inter-viewing Paintings” at the SOMA Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea. He attended  Mission High School, received his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American literature  from San Francisco State University and his doctoral degree from the Literature Department from the University of  California, Santa Cruz where he studied Latin American and Chicano film, literature, and cultural  studies. After teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a few years he moved to the University of California at Davis, where he has taught courses in Linguistics, Spanish, and a Freshman Seminar on Art and the Miseries of War.
Launched in 2005, the GTP is one of the most comprehensive archives of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo, gathering testimony of prisoners and guards, medics and lawyers, psychologists and chaplains, and moles and translators—as well as wide range of military, intelligence, diplomatic, and humanitarian sources.
Social justice lies at the root of Quijada’s academic work and she is committed to producing new knowledge and extending research in the field of school leadership, youth development and gender studies in educational contexts. In current projects, she is exploring notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Her book, Migrants for Export: How the Philippines Brokers Labor to the World (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), which has recently won awards from the Association of American Geographers and the Association for Asian American Studies, examines how and why the Philippines has come to be amongst the top purveyors of low-wage gendered and racialized migrant workers globally. He is committed to the idea that language reclamation and revitalization efforts in the United States and worldwide are an assertion of people’s fundamental right to communicate with each other using whatever language suits them.
Public and Urban Policy, New School University 2011) is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis. She also holds a MA in Media Studies from the New School University and a BA in Theatre from Spelman College. Together the two of them form an unlikely alliance as they hop around the city looking for the only person who can help them: The Voodoo Preacher. They are never likely to win, or even come near, but as you will soon realize in this fun, heartwarming tale, sometimes life really is just about trying your best.
It has the same characters and storyline as the 1939 blockbuster, but this version is much more upbeat. By the time she has to go home, however, Mahree has become an important part of the family and best friends with the Congressman's daughter, Piper. These inequalities are examined in a setting where health care providers face competing goals, conflicting demands, and understaffing. Before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2007, Professor Florey served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 2010-11, at the State University of New York – University at Buffalo School of Law, she served as vice dean of research and faculty development.
Harris is a frequent and sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences, and she is active in promoting community among critical legal scholars in legal academia and beyond.

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an attorney at the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.
Her new research project is a study of South Asian, Arab, and Afghan American youth and political movements focused on civil and human rights and issues of sovereignty and surveillance in the War on Terror. Beth Rose’s research centers on Native environmental policy and Native activism for site protection using conservation  tools. Maceo’s drawings are featured in David Montejano’s Sancho’s Journal (University of Texas Press, 2012), an ethnography of the Brown Berets in San Antonio. He is also preparing a survey of Mexican masculinities in Mexican film focusing on female masculinity in Matilde Landeta’s La negra Angustias (1949) and a queer reading of actor Arturo de Cordova in the Mexican film noir El hombre sin rostro (1950).
Rodriguez is now Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Rodriguez’s work also pays attention to migrant labors political transnationalisms, focusing on the ways in which migrant workers fight back or resist. Many of the demands for departments like Asian American studies were demands for education and scholarship that was relevant to communities that have been long left out of the university.
His research and teaching in support of these efforts are thus a means of assisting indigenous communities’ broader goals of preserving their cultural heritage and achieving self-determination. Her research interests include the informalization of work and employment, low-wage labor markets, and alternative modes of labor market regulation and governance of the informal economy across emerging, transitioning, and advanced capitalist economies.
Before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2013, she was an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
She writes widely in the field of critical legal theory, examining how law sometimes reinforces and sometimes challenges subordination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other dimensions of power and identity. Along with her friend Luke Cole, she taught the first seminar on environmental justice at Berkeley Law.
Compelled to investigate the complex schooling conditions she observed as a teacher, Funie obtained an Ed.M. Dean Johnson has served on the board of directors of Legal Services of Northern California since 1996 and currently is President of the board. Jonathan’s research addresses conflicts and collaboration in natural resource and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on marginalized rural communities and environmental justice issues in the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley. Her broader research interests include intergenerational trauma and healing, rural environmental justice, Afro-indigeneity, qualitative GIS, and multi-cultural dimensions of conservation, land use, and planning. His second novel, The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, is forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press in spring 2014.
She has been tracking the transnational Philippine migrant labor movement for a long time, and she continues to do so in San Francisco.
Her work combines quantitative (survey and official aggregate data) and qualitative (ethnography) research methods.
This list is ranked by film fans, many of whom grew up waiting for and watching goods, realistic representations of what life was like for black people in America. Most recently, she has begun to apply these insights to the fields of environmental and food justice. At the University at Buffalo, along with Professor Stephanie Phillips, she pioneered a seminar called “Mindfulness and Professional Identity: Becoming a Lawyer While Keeping Your Values Intact,” and in fall 2012 she brought this seminar to King Hall. Through the Center for Regional Change, which he directs, London supports inter-disciplinary and engaged scholarship on the social equity dimensions of community and regional development.
Also forthcoming in 2014 is Letters to the Poet from his Brother, a memoir composed of essays, prose poems, and images, to be published by Copilot Press. Nettles-Barcelon conducted field research in Guyana with the Red Thread Women’s Development Organisation.
She has been an activist since she was an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara nearly twenty years ago.
Her research focuses on the economic integration and inclusion of marginalized populations, specifically the impact of state policy and socially-based labor market interventions on the quality of work and employment outcomes experienced by these populations in informal and low-wage labor markets in the United States, South Africa, and transitioning economies of Eastern Europe. White’s research interests and publications address lesser-examined African Diaspora sites, Black European Studies, the social and cultural dimensions of globalization (transnational, cosmopolitan and new diaspora communities), the construction of racial and ethnic identities, human rights, and new media studies.
The top African American movies often dominate the box office when released and this is a list of the best black films.
Prior to law school, she worked for several years as an editor, travel writer, and theater critic.
She is also interested in the role of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, in the teaching and practice of law. Her early work investigated the politicization of religious sects in Lebanon leading up to the civil war in 1975, questions of ethnicity and state, local community organization and development.
Based on that research she has written, in her Guyana Diaries: Women’s Lives Across Difference (Left Coast Press, 2008), about Black and East Asian women’s activism in Guyana using a narrative strategy combining ethnography and autobiography. For example, she is working on a participatory action research project for Filipino caregivers in the Bay Area. Her recent work has appeared or will appear in* American Review of Public Administration, Economic Development Quarterly, International Migration, Social Science Quarterly, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Human Resources Management Journal, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, and the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. She is currently conducting research on deportations and the experiences of African Diaspora communities during the current European economic crises in Ireland and Spain.
That work led her to consider the impact of women’s visiting networks on local and national politics, and the relationships between local communities, community organizations and the state. Beth Rose has published on Native economic development in Economic Development Quarterly, on political ecology and healing in the Journal of Political Ecology, on mapping allotment lands in Ethnohistory, and on using environmental laws for indigenous rights in Environmental Management.
She was asked by the Filipino Community Center of San Francisco to be part of a process of helping to equip the workers with the tools to do some basic research about themselves. Some of these films appear on other lists that you may find interesting, such as: best comedies of all time, best drama movies and best actions movies on Netflix.
Her book on Native land trusts, Trust in the Land, was published in 2011 by University of Arizona Press.
The research prompted the migrant workers to self-organize and in December 2012, they formed Migrante Northern California. White’s recent book, Modernity, Freedom and the African Diaspora: Dublin, New Orleans, Paris, was published by Indiana University Press (2012). Beth Rose currently has papers under review regarding Garifuna site protection in the Caribbean, and the use of Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) designations to protect sites, and is working on a book manuscript on the impacts of hydroelectric development on indigenous lands.
Scholars can and should engage with publics beyond the academy and this is the kind of work that prompted her to go into the professorship to begin with.
This list of top black films features classic African American comedies like Friday and Coming to America, sports films like Love & Basketball, and biographical movies about black celebrities and leaders, from Ray and Ali to Malcolm X.
Beth Rose collaborates with organizations including the Maidu Summit Consortium and the Roundhouse Council Indian Education Center, and provides volunteer staff support for an emerging alliance of Native Land Trusts. This list also includes great movies about slavery (both Roots and Django Unchained, for example) and films about black life in the American South throughout history, from Glory and A Time to Kill to The Help.
These and other highly acclaimed black movies in cinema focus on African-Americans, and most have surpassed the test of time among black audiences.This includes everything to watch from '90s black comedy movies - comedies with a mostly black cast and perspective - to black crime movies, famous gang films, and action flicks. For other interesting movie lists check out Ranker's lists of well-made movies about slavery and films about racism. Also check out these lists of the best black sitcoms and the best cities for African Americans. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith ; 9 + 4720 - 548 Why is this #9?

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