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Great Black TV Commercials From The Not-So-Distant Past

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 21, 2011 at 2:57AM

Well O.K. I confess. I wouldn't call any of these commercials great or even good for that matter. But they're some fascinating viewing nonetheless.
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Well O.K. I confess. I wouldn't call any of these commercials great or even good for that matter. But they're some fascinating viewing nonetheless.

Some person (God bless you whoever you are) has posted online some Afro Sheen commercials from the 70's. Sure they look totally campy and antiquated watching them today, but they do reflect a period of time, not so long ago, when attitudes were quite different than what they are today.

Or let's put it this way - could you imagine Beyonce, Nicki Minaj or Chris Brown doing a commercial like this today? Yeah, I thought not.

And among the group is the now infamous Frederick Douglass Afro Sheen commercial. Yeah, go ahead and laugh. Wasn't funny back then. We took it very seriously

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