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Entries span the globe at Pan African Film Festival

By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — For 26 years, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival has consistently brought to the West Coast the best in cinema from around the African Diaspora and the African American community. PAFF is the largest black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Marla Gibbs branches out into more serious roles

Marla Gibbs is best known for her iconic sitcom roles of the sassy maid Florence Johnston on the 1970s hit “The Jeffersons” and the neighborhood mainstay Mary Jenkins on “227” a decade later. So it was a quite a surprise when the show business veteran talked about how those roles changed the path of her Read More…