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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Academy to give Charles Burnett honorary award

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present an honorary award to writer-director Charles Burnett at the Governors Awards on Nov. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom. The writer, director, producer, cinematographer and editor will be honored along with actor Donald Sutherland, cinematographer Owen Roizman and director Agnès Varda. Read More…

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Daveon Swan has been elected to the board of the Woodcraft Rangers, a Los Angeles nonprofit that provides after-school programs and camping to youth. Swan attended Loyola Marymount University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in theological studies and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He completed his master’s in church management Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: 89th Academy Awards is black night at the Oscars

Black night at the Oscars, more commonly known as the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2016 Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. I called it black night at the Oscars because of the historic number of black Oscar winners. Read More…