Category Archives: John Hughes

#45. Power Ballads

There’s something about the 1980s: John Hughes movies were a bridge back to the 1950s; Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics were saving the NBA; Michael Jackson decided his ebony skin needed an ivory overhaul; bands like Journey, Toto, Bon … Continue reading

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The Third Day of Christmas at SBPDL: The Holy Triumvirate of Christmas Movies

Christmas is the time of year where family gather together to remember the past, celebrate cherished memories and reminisce upon kin long since gone, but not forgotten. Black people, though more than 70 percent are born out of wedlock, love … Continue reading

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#297. Toto’s "Africa"

The sudden and tragic of passing of John Hughes has sparked a renewed interest in his films and the decade that he immortalized – the 1980s. Black people came into their own in the 1980s, thanks to MTV, The Cosby … Continue reading

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Mourning John Hughes at SBPDL

There was no post yesterday as SBPDL mourns the loss of visionary movie director John Hughes, who we profiled last month as #317 on Stuff Black People Don’t Like. A new post will be forthcoming tonight, but for now, we … Continue reading

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#317. John Hughes Movies

The 1980s is considered by many pundits to be the greatest decade in the history of the world. Great music, great fashion and the rise of the imaginary Black family- thanks to The Cosby Show – made the 80s a … Continue reading

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