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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 Read More…

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SIMPLY JESSICA: Saniyya Sidney talks about films released on Christmas Day

Saniyya Sidney sat on an airplane looking out the window. She wasn’t nervous. She wasn’t scared. She was simply excited. As she watched the clouds in the air, her mind kept thinking about what she was about to do when she landed in Pittsburgh. The 10-year-old girl was about to meet actor Denzel Washington. Shannon Read More…