As a kid, I enjoyed Coming to America immensely. Rewatching it as an adult, it occurred to me that it's one of the first films I can think of with an almost all black cast, almost all in empowering roles (as opposed to blaxploitation, for instance, where only the hero protagonist had a positive role).
We see an African kingdom, rich and prosperous. We see Mr. Cleo McDowell, a successful restaurant owner with his two daughters.
Was this film at the time received as I in hindsight think it may have been?
How was it received in the black community?