Most of the blaxploitation films centered their plot lines around drug dealers and other delinquents, and they were often treated with more compassion than they were in other types of film.
They are literally hundreds of them.
Pam Grier got famous in the 70s when she appeared in The Big Bird Cage, Foxy Brown, etc.
At the time of their release, these films answered a loud cry from all minorities about social and civic equality and therefore were extremely successful at the box office.
She was a role model to many minority women for her achievements.
She was in the main cast of The L Word series.