WOC's who made an impression in TV, Movies and Books

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  • #1838
    impvme
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    As I was responding to some of the post which I am enjoying very much, I was thinking about the first time I remember seeing a BF play a somewhat major role in a TV show. I say TV because I don’t remember many from movies until the Blaxploitation movies of the 70’s.  I’d like to have a list of movies, TV shows and books where a WOC featured heavily in works that weren’t made/targeted specifically to/for a POC audience.  I know people don’t really like making list, me included, but it has been something that I’ve often thought about and I would like to see, read or hear them.  So here’s some of the ones I remember.

    Julia: TV  late 60’s starring Diahann Caroll (ok this was made for a POC audience)

    Manix: TV 60’s co starring Gail Fisher

    Omega Man: Movie  early 70’s Co-starring Rosalind Cash

    Airwolf: TV  mid 80’s  Debra Pratt(recurring role)

     

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  • #1840
    swwoman
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    Julia: TV late 60’s starring Diahann Caroll (ok this was made for a POC audience)

    My white family watched and loved Julia! I had a Julia doll!

    My all time favorite was Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. One of the very few depictions of women in STEM as well as a WOC.

    I also loved Ester Rolle in Good Times. I never could get into The Jeffersons, but Isabel Sanford belongs on the list.

  • #2241
    moonfreesun
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    I’m not sure if I am understanding this list correctly but if I’m not let me know.

    Author LA Banks, she also wrote under the following  pseudonyms ( <b>Leslie Esdaile</b>, <b>Leslie E. Banks</b>, <b>Leslie Banks</b>, <b>Leslie Esdaile Banks )</b> depending on the genre she was writing. All her work has diverse characters and many WOC characters as the main protaganist.  Some of her works include: The Vampire Hunteress Legend series, Crimson Moon series. You will find an extensive list on Amazon and other book sites.

    Ashley Patterson from The Time Magnet series by Russell Moran. The first book “The Gray Ship” introduces Ashley, an African American woman in charge of a nuclear warship in 2013. Her and her crew end up traveling back in time to 1861 a few days before the start of the civil war. The other books in the series are: The Thanksgiving Gang, A Time of Fear, and The Skies of Time.

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    ThomasTato
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    ThomasTato
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  • #2941
    carolinagirl
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    Girlfriends

    Moesha

    The Game (first three seasons only)

    Living Single

    Half and Half

    These are all sitcoms but they’re all focused on a black female protagonist with various ages, backgrounds, education, personalities, etc.

    Carolina girls are the best in the world.

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