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‘SAD DAY FOR CRENSHAW’: Possible sale of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza surprises leaders

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Local black leaders were caught off guard upon learning the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza may be sold to a Los Angeles-based developer who plans to remake the once-booming shopping center into a mixed-use complex that includes offices for rent. One official called it a “sad day for Crenshaw” Read More…

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Stars shine on opening night at Pan African Film Festival

“Art is our voice resonating about who we are and where we stand in the world and how we intend to use ourselves to change the world,” said actor Danny Glover, at the opening night of the 28th annual Pan African Film Festival. “That’s what films do. That’s what art does.” Glover, best known for 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…