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Nation’s largest black film fest to open in L.A.

LOS ANGELES – The nation’s largest black film festival kicks off in South L.A. this week as thousands of art, film and music buffs flock to Southern California to celebrate and explore African-American life, history and culture. From Feb. 7-18, more than 170 films from 40 countries in 26 languages will be screened at the Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: New children’s book offers simple, timeless life lessons

“Raised Up by Mrs. Manly & Her L’s” is a new children’s book by Sandra Evers-Manly with illustrations by Wendell Wiggins. Inspired by the author’s mother, “Raised Up by Mrs. Manly & Her L’s” shares life lessons for raising caring, confident children. “The book reminds us of those small basic things that make human decency Read More…

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‘Black Panther’ to headline black film awards program

LOS ANGELES – “Black Panther,” the blockbuster film that burst onto movie screens last year, is carrying that momentum into this year’s award season. The superhero film will accept three awards at the 8th annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards program Feb. 6 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in L.A. Known as “the Read More…