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Zimbabwean actress Thandie Newton receives her first Emmy Award

It’s TV’s biggest night where accolades are doled out to the best actors starring in dramas, documentaries and comedies on television and last night, Thandie Newton received an Emmy award. Newton, the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother and a white British father received the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her …

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The 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off

The world’s eyes will be centered on Los Angeles for the next two weeks as the biggest black film festival kicked off Thursday with a press conference featuring festival co founder, Danny Glover, festival executive director, Ayuko Babu, and Alfons Adetuyi, director of the festival’s opening night film “Love Jacked.” …

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Danny Glover to receive NAACP’s “President’s Award”

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, who served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, will be presented with the NAACP “President’s Award” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on Monday. A huge presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years, Glover served as  a …

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Six Reasons to Attend the 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival

1) A haven for filmmakers and film buffs, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is America’s largest and most prestigious international black film festival. It’s one of the coolest black film festivals as it screens films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South …

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The Pan African Film Festival now accepting Submissions for 2014

America’s largest and most prestigious international Black film festival is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe. Over the years, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has showcased films from all parts of the world, representing countries such as Angola, Bermuda, …

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PAFF recognizes “Mugabe: Villain or Hero?”

“Mugabe: Villain or Hero?” Earns a Special Recognition Award at the Pan African Film Festival. British director Roy Agyemang was awarded a Special Jury Recognition for his prolific documentary on Africa’s longest serving leader. “Mugabe: Villain or Hero?”, a documentary which was filmed over a three year period  explores the true …

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Director Qasim Basir tackles religion with movie

Qasim Basir was in London promoting his independent drama “Mooz-Lum” when he heard the news of Osama Bin Laden’s capture. For the writer/director, who was raised in a Muslim household, the news was bittersweet. “There are lots of pivotal moments you have in your life and it was one of …

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