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The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

IMDb: 6
2015
min

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.

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Quantico

Quantico

Quantico

IMDb: 5.9
2015
min

A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.

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Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother

IMDb: 5.8
2002
86min

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization “The Man” defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his presidential campaign, Undercover Brother is hired to work undercover for “The Man” and find what happened with the potential candidate.

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

IMDb: 7.8
2009
86min

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

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Men Of Honor

Men Of Honor

Men Of Honor

IMDb: 7.2
2000
129min

Against formidable odds — and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy’s new, less prejudicial policies — Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy’s first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

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Ray

Ray

Ray

IMDb: 7.7
2004
152min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

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The Express

The Express

The Express

IMDb: 7.3
2008
130min

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

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The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

IMDb: 6.4
2016
120min

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

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Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

IMDb: 6.8
2012
90min

A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

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Game of Death

Game of Death

Game of Death

IMDb: 4.7
2011
98min

CIA agent Marcus (Snipes) is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it’s a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund vault.

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Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

IMDb: 7.0
2014
98min

Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the streets of New Orleans. Her health declining and her singing partner and her adopted daughter unable to help, Cruz seeks out her long lost son in an effort to bring resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her hard but beautiful life.

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Racing for Time

Racing for Time

Racing for Time

IMDb: 6.3
2008
83min

Cleveland ‘Stack’ Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers African-American, Latina and Caucasian teens, and organizes a multi-racial track team behind the bars of the prison. Participation in Stack’s track team not only breaks down the racial divides between the girls, but puts them on a path to turn their lives around.

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The Resident

The Resident

The Resident

IMDb: 5.3
2011
91min

Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It’s got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone.

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