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Black theater, Hollywood stars honored at NAACP Theater Awards

LOS ANGELES — Jenifer Lewis wanted everyone in the audience to know Feb. 26 that the hardships she has endured in her 61 years of life never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. “I want you guys to know that I came through the fire,” she said. “Untreated bipolar disorder, molestation, abortions, knives at my Read More…

Entertainment Lead Story Movies West Edition

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…

Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

School administrator Earl R. Perkins received a Youth Council Men of Valor Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People June 20. The assistant superintendent for school operations in Los Angeles Unified School District was recognized because of his contributions to black youth while being a positive Read More…