Classic Interviews

April 2024

KRS 1 Strictly Classics (2024) | DJ Cash Money Dynamic

KRS-1 – Strictly Classics (2024) | DJ Cash Money Dynamic Breakers


Hip-Hop icon KRS-ONE performs a trio of classic hits along with DJ Cash Money and the Dynamic Breakers. Subscribe to or 2nd channel for more KRS1 clips. Presented by Elements of Hip Hop www.eohhphilly.com

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March 2024

Lou Gossett Jr. Has Died (3/29/2024)

Lou Gossett Jr. Has Died (3/29/2024)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Gossett Jr., the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and an Emmy winner for his role in the seminal TV miniseries “Roots,” has died. He was 87. Please support this channel by donating or purchasing merchandise Cash App $Reelblack PayPal.me/reelblack https://www.patreon.com/reelblack get Reelblack merch at https://shop.reelblack.com Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Reelblack ##### Posted for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. Reelblack's mission is to entertain, educate, enlighten, and empower through film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.

August 2022

Roger E Mosley Has Died 872022 Scene From Darktown

Roger E. Mosley Has Died (8/7/2022) | Scene From Darktown Strutters


Roger Earl Mosley (/ˈmoʊzli/;[1] December 18, 1938 – August 7, 2022) was an American actor, director, and writer best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin in the CBS television series Magnum, P.I., which originally aired from 1980 until 1988. Mosley appeared in Magnum, P.I. from 1980 to 1988. He had a role as Tom Selleck's friend, helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin, who operates his own tourist charter, Island Hoppers. He appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner A.J. Cooper (Tom Selleck). Mosley came out of retirement to appear on the Magnum, P.I. reboot episode "A Kiss Before Dying" as Booky, T.C.'s barber, on March 11, 2019.[11][12] Stephen Hill, who played T.C. in the new series, said, "It is truly an honor for us to welcome an original cast member of Magnum, P.I.; one who embodied the role of T.C. with such thoughtful and dignified talent." Mosley also guest-starred on such shows as Night Court,[13] Kung Fu, Starsky & Hutch, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Sanford and Son. He also played a role in Roots: The Next Generations. Mosley made a memorable appearance in the 1973 film The Mack[14] as the militant brother of the main character Goldie.[15] He appeared in other blaxploitation films of the period, including Hit Man (1972), Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973), Darktown Strutters (1975), and The River Niger (1976). Mosley's other film credits include McQ (1974) with John Wayne,[16] The Greatest (1977, as Sonny Liston), Semi-Tough (1977), Heart Condition (1990), and Pentathlon (1994).[17] He also starred in the television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1993) as Coach Ricketts in a recurring role with comedian/actor Mark Curry, and in the film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) with Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, and Bobby Brown.

On August 4, 2022, Mosley was involved in a car accident in Lynwood, California, becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. He died three days later from his injuries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the age of 83. - Wikipedia

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Backstage With Michael Schultz Discussing His Plays

Backstage With Michael Schultz | Discussing His Plays


Director Michael Schultz shares behind-the-scenes stories about some of the many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays he has directed. Special Thanks Black Bottom Film Festival. ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, elevate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.
Nichelle Nichols Lt Uhura on ‘Star Trek has died at

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89 (7/31/2022)


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Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico.

“Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration,” Johnson wrote on her official Facebook page Sunday. “Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.” - Associated Press

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June 2022

Philly Boy A Movie About MC Breeze 2002 a

Philly Boy: A Movie About MC Breeze (2002) | a film by Mike D.


The true story of MC Breeze, aka Joey B. Ellis, who overcame childhood adversity to form his own record label in 1986. His single, "Discombobulatorbubulator," was the first rap record to be banned from radio. As a recording artist for MC Hammer he composed and performed the Theme Song for Rocky V (Go For It). After Hammer's legendary bankruptcy, he returned home to Philadelphia only to suffer dual tragedies that only his love for music could help heal. ### Posted for historical purposes. I do own the rights. Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.
Trudy Haynes Has Died 1926 2022 AuteurTheory Teaser

Trudy Haynes Has Died (1926 – 2022) | #AuteurTheory #Teaser


Philadelphia’s First Black TV Reporter Trudy Haynes Passes Away At Age 95 Full Video interview at www.youtube.com/ReelblackTwo As of March 23, 2022, we will no longer receive ad revenue for any video on this channel, even though YouTube sells advertising on them. The reason, we have been told, is because we are a channel that presents historical content as opposed to original content. We refuse to be blacked out. We need your support. REELBLACK TWO, is our backup YouTube Channel that carries New Original content plus Classics from The Reelblack Vault that will be monetized. We ask that you subscribe there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/ReelblackTwo Please buy Reelblack merchandise, make a donation through PayPal or by join our Patreon so that we can have the resources necessary to keep the channel growing. Please join our mailing list by sending an email to reelblackinc@live.com and follow us on social media @reelblack so that you can stay informed of future projects created outside of this platform. Merch: shop.Reelblack.com Donate via CashApp $Reelblack or PayPal.me/Reelblack Support us monthly via www.patreon.com/Reelblack Twitter TikTok and Instagram @Reelblack Thank you.

February 2022

What Do U Think of Yes Declaration of Black Future

What Do U Think of Ye’s Declaration of Black Future Month? (2022) | Kanye West #BlackFutureMonth


Is Kanye a Jeen-Yus or does he need to be canceled? In advance of the release of Donda 2 and the three-part Netflix documentary Jeen-Yuhs , Ye dropped a short video to twitter and made a surprise appearance at an advance screening to discuss Black Empowerment and his motivation behind declaring February #BlackFutureMonth while this story isn't getting as much traction as his very public Baby Mama Drama, it deserves discussion. Please watch the video in its entirety and share your thoughts in the comments section. Black Future month Video directed by @theophiluslondon c/o Donda Media Surprise Appearance video originally shared @Godsmessenger IG account more info https://variety.com/2022/music/news/kanye-west-jeen-yuhs-netflix-1235179665/ #ADOS #KanyeWest #Donda2 #Yeezy ados,donda2,kanyewest,kimkardashian,petedavidson,controversy,kanyeforpresident,jeen-yus Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.
Dave Chappelle Village Council Mic Drop

Dave Chappelle – Village Council Mic Drop


It's a promise, not a threat when comedian Dave Chappelle shows up at the Village Council Meeting to object to the construction of a Planned Unit Development in Yellow Springs, OH on February 7, 2022. The plan did not pass after the comedian called the Yellow Springs Village Council "clowns" and said a proposed restaurant and comedy club in his hometown would be "off the table." Was he right or was he wrong for objecting to the development? Should more celebrities take active involvement in local civic issues? Watch the entire proceedings here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJ-uDDbhGQ Read about it here https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/ohio-town-scraps-plan-affordable-housing-dave-chappelle-threatens-pull-rcna15576 Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.

January 2022

Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus Live 2002 Philly

Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus (Live) [2002] | Philly Urban Legend Awards


Franklyn Leon Smith (January 29, 1940 – March 8, 2019) was an American funk musician and R&B/soul songwriter. He was best known for his 1981 hit single "Double Dutch Bus". Smith went to college in Tennessee for elementary education with a minor in music. He became a writer for funk and soul artists such as the O'Jays and The Spinners. In 1972 he would record for Paramount, releasing a single called "Double Dutch" under the name Franklin Franklin, but the record failed to become a hit.[3] He was also influential in the careers of the rappers Tone Loc, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg. With his 1981 single "Double Dutch Bus", released by WMOT Records,[4] Smith popularized a nonsensical form of slang (from his song "Slang thang", 1981 WMOT, Records), in which "iz" is placed in the middle of a word (for example, the word "place" becomes "plizace"), or the last letters of a word are replaced with "-izzle" ("sure" becomes shizzle). A type of infix, it found greater popularity later on in hip hop and rap with its usage by Snoop Dogg. - Wikipedia ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at Reelblack@mail.com and info@reelblack.com with details and it will be promptly removed.

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