Black is the new black. But remember a time not so long agoWay Black When when black was the standard? When we used to laugh, groove and kick ass?

Way Black When, Lords of Comedy, features the variety shows of two legendary comic geniuses, Richard Pryor and Flip Wilson.  The work of these two comedians changed the face and tone of television with their colorful characters, and irreverent brands of sketch comedy.  

Which television shows were tops in black households back in the day? See our top 10 list.

Way Black When, Color TV, focuses on classic black situation comedies that not only became a proving ground for some of Hollywood’s most successful black actresses/actors, but an authentic reflection of African American life as well.  

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 25: GOOD TIMES cast members (from left) Jimmie Walker (as 'J.J.'), John Amos (as James Evans), Ralph Carter (as Michael Evans) and BernNadette Stanis (as Thelma Evans) . 1975. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Way Black When, Soul Soundtracks, honors the film soundtracks that underscored our lives such as the hip hop classic, Krush Groove; the quintessential coming-of-age treasure, Cooley High; and the heartwarming favorite, Claudine.  


Way Black When, Black Power Cinema, features Blaxploitation movies of the 1970’s: The Mack, Cleopatra Jones, Foxy Brown, Three Hard Way, and Sweet Jesus Preacher Man.