Okay, raise your hand if you watch Love & Basketball, Love Jones, The Best Man, New Jack City, Set it Off, Mo' Betta Blues, or Boomerang or a combination of a few or all of the above at least once a month.

*Waving BOTH of my hands wildly!*

Like, seriously? I SUPER HEART black love stories, particularly the ones starring our Black Brat Pack (Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Jada Pinkett, Sanaa Lathan, Lorenz Tate, Omar Epps, Taye Diggs, Jada Pinkett, Denzel and them)… love ’em like I do cooked food and gummy bears.

And y'all know how I feel about gummy bears.

It's that serious.

And don't let there be another black love story fan in the vicinity. And a little popcorn. And a good bottle of Malbec. And some Godiva chocolates. On a quiet Saturday night, with the kids way in the other room somewhere, adequately warned not to disturb the black movie night groove.

This, for sure, is my private Heaven.

And today, I'm going to share a piece of it with you. To celebrate my favorite African American movies and the MyBrownBaby Happy For the Holidays Giveaway Week, I'm giving away the motherlode of great ’90s black films Love Jones, Love & Basketball, The Best Man, Mo' Betta Blues, Boomerang, New Jack City, and Set It Off, plus Akeelah and the Bee to keep the little ones occupied while you enjoy your popcorn, your wine, your girls, and your movies.

Oh. Yeah.

ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN ONE OF EACH OF THE MOVIES LISTED A MORE THAN $100 VALUE! Want in on this action? Here's how to enter to win:


¢ Be/Become a MyBrownBaby follower, email subscriber, or RSS feed reader.

¢ Leave a line from one of your favorite black movies in the comments section. Come on, you can do it I know there isn't a day that goes by that I'm not quoting one of the featured films. Here, I'll set it off

I have been drinking tequila shots, my hormones are raging out of control, I’m emotional, I’m horny, and I don’t wanna hear about no goddamn peas!
Jordan, The Best Man

When a man gets a hard on, you know where the blood come from, right? You know where the blood come from, right? His head and his feet. So A – he’s stupid and B – he can’t run.
Savon, Love Jones

Sit yo' five dolla ass down before I make some change.
Nino Brown, New Jack City

(Oh man, I love these movies!)

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES (Please leave separate comments for each entry!)

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BLOG about this giveaway

ADD my button to your blog.

TELL me your favorite black movie.

THIS CONTEST ENDS AT 11:59 P.M. on MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2009. It is open to residents in the continental U.S.

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  1. You stompin down the street like somebody stole your freakin(clean version) bike? Larenz Tate to Nia Long***all time favorite "Love Jones"

    Where is Love Jones2?

  2. button on my blog already.

    This is a good one too……all yeah!

  3. Favorite hands down is Love Jones!

  4. already follow

  5. "It's a trip, you know? When you're a kid, you-you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it's not gonna turn out that way." Monica from Love & Basketball

  6. Posted a tweet…yep yep its @jonneatha89

  7. I officially added your button to my blog.

  8. My favorite black movie is Love & Basketball if you didn't guess by the quote. Sadly my copy got stolen and I have yet to be able to replace it. And let me tell you hell hath no fury like a woman who had her favorite movie stolen.

  9. "You know you effed up, right? You know you effed up?"–Menace to Society

  10. "Love Jones" is my favorite. In fact, I might have a Love Jones party for Valentine's Day next year!

  11. Nina, in Love Jones: "I gather up each sound you left behind and stretch them on our bed. Each night I breathe you and become high." Man oh Man I LOVE that movie!

  12. "Coo-oordinate…you have to coordinate!" Definitely my favorite line from Boomerang! I love all of those movies….good memories!

  13. Love is what you make and with whom you make it!
    -Savon in Love Jones

  14. I follow.

  15. One of my all time favorite movies in Bamboozled (a Spike Lee joint).

  16. Ok you got me on this one. My favorite black love movie is hands down… Love Jones!

    My favorite quote at the end of the movie "I want us to be together. For as long as we can be"

  17. My other favorite quote from Love Jones:

    Nina "You always want what you want when you want it. Why is everything so urgent with you?"

    Darius "Let me tell you somethin. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That's urgent like a motherf***er"

  18. I am a follower and email subscriber

  19. My runner up favorite black movie is The Best Man. Who can't help but do the electric slide when you hear Candy?? That was the ultimate black cast.
    I'm with cocoamommy. We need Love Jones 2 and The Best Man 2.

  20. Teresha@Marlie and Me

    "I gather up each sound you left behind and stretch them on our bed. Each night I breathe you and become high"-Nina (Nia Long), Love Jones

    thanks for the walk down lover's lane. I'm a MBB follower/subscriber

  21. Teresha@Marlie and Me

    I have your button on my blog scroll.

  22. Teresha@Marlie and Me

    my all-time favorite black movie is The Color Purple. I watch it every time it's one TV!

  23. I love them all, with all the quotes above as my favorites..but love & basketball when the mother and father are arguing in the bedroom

    "I make just enough to keep you fine a** is gucci and gold"..

  24. My ALL time Fav movie is Love Jones.

    Here's a piece I love from the movie:

    I gather up each sound you left behind
    And stretch them on our bed
    Each night I breathe you
    And become high.

    -Poem #3 by Sonia Sanchez

  25. "…I am dancing a bright beam of light. I am.. remembering..love." — Nina (Love Jones)

  26. I am a new e-mail subscriber to MBB. 🙂

  27. My favorite black movies include Black Orpheus; Mahogany; Sparkle; Carmen Jones; The Last Dragon; and Pootie Tang!

  28. "If you're really a prince, I'll marry you."
    -Lady on the train to Akeem (Coming to America)

    I subscribe to MBB, and follow on Twitter.

  29. I'm an MBB blog follower and subscriber (b/c I'm cool like dat!)

    …and then, he gonna walk off in the fog with some other dude! Come on, man. With another dude! In the fog? Come on! Two grown men walk off in a fog, you don't know where they goin…'? Think about it, man!
    -Chris (Mos Def), Brown Sugar

  30. I subscibed by e-mail. I loved the movie Mo Better blues and my favorite line is from Clarke,"Cause mo better makes it mo better."


  31. My absolute fave Black movie is Brown Sugar. Love & Basketball is a close second, but they put Mos Def in Brown Sugar AND the Dalmation rapper dudes! C'mon!!! Priceless!

  32. OMG!! I seriously have most of those!!! I don't have Boomerang though and I'm sorry but I LOVED it as a KID! I don't know why my parents let us watch it!!

  33. Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    You know I'm a happy subscriber! So here's my quote/scene from Brown Sugar:

    Boris Kodjoe: That's good coffee.
    Sanaa Lathan: (Pause) Let's have sex now.
    Boris: Let's!

    I still laugh every time we watch that 🙂

  34. Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    And my all time favorite black movie is Love & Basketball. I still get all misty at the end after Quincy beats Monica, then tells her "Double or nothing." I would be in heaven if we won all these movies!

  35. What a fun giveaway! I love it & I'm enjoying all of the quotes too.

    I'm a follower of My Brown Baby.

  36. A few quotes from some of my favorite black films:

    – How's the book coming? Masterpice of minimalism. (Love Jones)

    – Simplicity provides a fine line between elegance & plainness. (Brown Sugar)

    – I've been in love with you since I was eleven and the ish won't go away. (Love & Basketball)

    – Look at me, Bleek! (Both Clarke & Indigo shouting at him) (Mo Better Blues)

  37. I love most, if not all, black love stories. I think I love all of these equally…Brown Sugar, Love Jones, Love & Basketball, The Best Man & Brothers but if I had to choose JUST ONE it would be Brown Sugar.

    Another black film I love is Hav Plenty. A lot of people don't like this one because it's love budget & indy but I love it.

  38. I tweeted this giveaway. (@SBailey7)

  39. Say baby, can I be our slave?
    Because I must admit girl, you're the isht girl
    and I'm diggin' you like a grave
    – Darius Lovehall
    Love Jones

  40. My favorite black movie is The Color Purple

  41. I follow and subscribe to emails

    My favorite quote From Love and Basketball is her conversation with her mom

    Sometimes I wish you would get over this
    tomboy act.
    I won't … I'm a lesbian.
    That ain't funny.
    That's what you think, is it? That I'd rather wear
    a jersey than an apron

  42. My favorite Black Movie of all Time is Jason LyRic!


  43. I'm pretty sure it's already been said in the previous comments but one of my favorites is from Love Jones: "I love you and that's urgent like a motherf*%ker"

  44. I'm also a follower on Twitter

  45. I follow your blog and here's my favorite quote:

    "It's a trip, you know? When you're a kid, you-you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it's not gonna turn out that way." Monica from Love & Basketball

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  46. I'm going wayyyy back to the classics here– from COMING TO AMERICA, my favorite quote from James Earl Jones as King Jaffey Jaffer (sp?):

    "So you see, my son, there is a very fine line between love and nausea."

    So true, so true! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
    P.S. I'm following your blog 🙂

  47. I love 70s-era black movies, like MAHOGANY, CLAUDINE, and CAR WASH– the stuff I watched on tv as a little girl!

  48. Mine would be Boyz in the Hood. Great movie. Thanks for the chance!

  49. All great classics just in time for the holidays

  50. i want to win this

  51. Sweeter the berry

    I follow your blog, subscriber of feed and email.

  52. Sweeter the berry

    Squeak: And not if he my man! You just a big ol heffa. Ha Ha Ha.
    Sophia: [to Squeak] Like I said, fine with me!

    The Color Purple

  53. Sweeter the berry

    My fave black movie would be Boys in The Hood.

  54. I like Squeak: And not if he my man! You just a big ol heffa. Ha Ha Ha.

  55. Blow hole, in Norbit when he hits her straight in the butt

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  56. saturdaynightfever

    "Who's that hoochie coochie mama dancin' with my man?" from "Waiting To Exhale"


  57. from The Distinguished Gentleman…

    Thomas Jefferson Johnson: Well I've got to do something to help these people.
    Celia Kirby: Don't tell me you're actually developing a conscience.
    Thomas Jefferson Johnson: God I hope not, it's gonna be a fuckin' nuisance in Congress.

  58. Sheena @ Mommy Daddy Blog

    I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I seed you Miss Celie, I know'd there's a God. – Sophia, The Color Purple

  59. Sheena @ Mommy Daddy Blog

    Love & Basketball! Now I gotta go grab some tissues!

  60. I subscribe

  61. I am a subscriber. The Best Man is my all time favorite movie!! One of my favorite lines is when Harper is proposing to Robin and he tells her "For once just live in the moment"


  62. "She's a ho 'cause she's sending her coochie through the mail."
    Love & Basketball

  63. Love should have brought yo a– home last night(Halle Berry in Boomerang)


    I follow amydelong

  64. I follow via Google Friends Connect!



  65. 'Love should have brought your _ ss home last night!'

    Halle Berry's legendary line to Eddie Murphy after he cheated on her with Robin Givens – from the movie 'Boomerang'!


  66. henry and june

  67. In "Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married" Angela (who in my opinion steals the movie with her great attitude and lines!) says "Can you go to H–L for a while?" I hope one day I can use that line to someone because it is so sassy!

    I am a follower. Tricia31

  68. My favorite Black Movie is "Brown Sugar" Taye Diggs is fine!

  69. google friend follower-packerfantimmy

    From "Colors"….
    Bob Hodges: [to his new partner] There's two bulls standing on top of a mountain. The younger one says to the older one: "Hey pop, let's say we run down there and f*ck one of them cows". The older one says: "No son. Lets walk down and f*ck 'em all"


  70. I tweeted this… http://twitter.com/packerfantimmy/status/6443751338

  71. My favorite black movie is "Roots". That is an epic movie that will always stand the test of time.

  72. on friday:

    Mrs. Jones: Craig, you know what your problem is? You have no game.

  73. email subscriber

  74. "Who's that hoochie coochie mama dancin' with my man?" from "Waiting To Exhale" I love that movie !!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  75. John Shaft: I know cats who'd take out whole zipcodes for that kind of cheese Shaft garrettsambo@aol.com

  76. My favorite is Boomerang!

    Jacqueline's line to Eddie Murphy "When I seduce you and if I decide to seduce you, don't worry. You'll know".

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