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February 15, 2012

10 Black Documentaries Every Thinking Person Should See

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Written by: Joshua Bloodworth
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6. Good Hair (directed by Jeff Stilson and Starring Chris Rock):  Few documentaries on contemporary issues cover their subject with as much humor-wrapped-seriousness as Good Hair.  This film shows how the ideal of beauty encapsulated in flowing tresses has spurred multi-million dollar black-owned businesses, supported Korean shop owners selling hair gathered at Hindu temples in India and caused many Black women of every economic class to spend more than the average monthly wage of an American worker on weaves.


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Joshua Bloodworth
Joshua Bloodworth received his J.D. from Harvard University in 2003 and his B.A. in History and African-American Studies from Harvard University in 1997. He has written for the "Source" and "Beat Down."


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