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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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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Fresh off her Oscar, Viola Davis takes on ‘Custody’

Hot on the heels of her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “Fences,” Viola Davis’ next project, “Custody,” will have its timely premiere March 4 on Lifetime. The original movie, executive produced by Davis along with her husband and partner Julius Tennon, revolves around three women brought together when the children of a hard-working Read More…

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Painful documentaries are must-see movies

  I usually don’t pay much attention to the Academy Awards unless African-American actors are nominated and win or unless African-American-themed films have an opportunity. This year, I am paying much attention, what with “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” among the nominees for best picture, and with Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), Mahershala Ali Read More…