"What do the films 'Bruce Almighty' and 'The Green Mile' have in common with 'The Family Man,' the 'Matrix' movies, and 'Ghost'?

"All feature black characters whose main function is to help a white hero through magical or supernatural means. These are Hollywood's 'black angels,' whose popularity has surged in recent years..."
[from Christian Science Monitor, 11 July 2003]

Also think of Cuba Gooding in What Dreams May Come, Scatman Crothers in The Shining, or Scatman Crothers in the "Kick The Can" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie.


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