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American Film Institute honors Denzel Washington

HOLLYWOOD — The American Film Institute presented the 47th Life Achievement Award to actor Denzel Washington June 6 at a gala tribute at the Dolby Theatre.  Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson all paid tribute to Washington’s life and work Read More…

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‘Black Panther’ opens window to souls of black folks

LOS ANGELES — Eager fans have been flocking to see Marvel’s new sci-fi movie “Black Panther” that is breaking box office records worldwide. Fans have been enthralled by the movie, which features plenty of action and excitement, breathtaking costumes, beautiful cinematography and promotes unity, a representation of traditional African culture and the importance of family Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: British actor returns to TV as police detective

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has built an acting career on creating memorable characters. One such example is Detective John Byrd as featured in the ABC mystery drama “Ten Days in the Valley” which returns from hiatus with two episodes Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. “I always knew I wanted to go back to TV,” said the British Read More…