In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
This list of highly emotional modern (21st century) tearjerkers is officially sponsored by Kleenex; because if these don't get the waterworks flowing, you are either a robot or are afflicted with a serious ailment of the tear-ducts.
There are guaranteed to be at least a couple of superb flicks you've never heard of on this list of the very best independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.
2013 was the year of the hustle; money was hustled in “American Hustle,” AIDS medication was hustled in “Dallas Buyers Club,” cars hustled in “Rush.” Better hustle if you want to catch all of these great flicks.