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Learning lab honoring black excellence in film scheduled for Feb. 18

LOS ANGELES – The African American Film Critics Association and the African Black American Film Society will sponsor a free learning lab celebrating black excellence in cinema at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the New York Film Academy Theater, 3300 Riverside Drive. The inaugural event, featuring two of the most successful creative forces in Hollywood Read More…

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Film festival founders host brunch

LOS ANGELES — Ayuko Babu and Danny Glover, co-founders of the Pan African Film Festival, hosted the 27th annual Filmmaker’s Brunch Feb. 8 at the Director’s Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard, honoring this year’s filmmakers.  The filmmakers filled the sunlit, triangular-shaped room, shaking hands, introducing themselves and sharing stories about how and why they Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Author offers observations on the state of black people

“We Are Becoming the Problem Now,” by Michael Abayomi Alabi, addresses the current state of people of the African diaspora. The book questions why some ethnicities are progressive and others are not progressive and claims that the current problems faced by black people are not with the slave or colonial masters. It ultimately asks the Read More…