The term blaxploitation was coined to describe a film genre that targeted urban audiences, was often set in U.S. ghettos, freely used the word honky, and stereotyped blacks as pimps, prostitutes, and drug dealers. Black power, black fists, and black Afros were ubiquitous, and as the first block of mainstream films to feature African-American heroes and the music and culture that bred them, these flicks were seen as a new kind of black strength. ArtCenter/South Florida — with its latest... More >>>