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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…

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South L.A. activists plan another Oscar protest

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of minority groups and civil rights activists are launching another national boycott and protest of the 2017 Academy Awards. The announcement was made Jan. 24 hours after this year Academy Award nominations were announced and despite the fact that six black actors were nominated for Oscars, an all-time high. “We’re…

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