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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…

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Pan African Film Festival to honor Alfre Woodard

LOS ANGELES — Actress Alfre Woodard has played a nurse, a schoolteacher and a schizophrenic death row inmate, and this week she will assume another role: Lifetime Achievement Award-winner from the Pan African Film Festival. The festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will honor Woodard at the Opening Night Gala, from 6 to 8 Read More…