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Nate Parker: A cautionary tale

This is a cautionary tale about how your past can come back to haunt you. It’s the stuff Hollywood films are made of, only this is real life. Nate Parker (“Beyond the Lights” 2014), (“The Great Debaters” 2007) wrote, directed, ...

Pan African Film Festival calls for submissions

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is currently accepting submissions for the 25th annual in the category of features and shorts; narrative and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn’t arrive quick and they won’t leave quick but, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they can be repaired.

‘Kaleidoscope’ seeks artists

The city of Palmdale is looking for artisans to participate in its latest art and music festival called Kaleidoscope, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

Leimert Park Village Book Fair to host its 10th anniversary

Powerhouse and best-selling author/publisher Zane will headline the Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the outdoor promenade of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Zane is ...

A smokin’ summer

Score top fat so it will melt into pork while smoking and allow more rub to get into meat. Rub pork with white vinegar then rinse with water. Pat dry with clean paper towels. Rub pork butt with yellow mustard. ...

‘Kaleidoscope’ seeks artists

The city of Palmdale is looking for artisans to participate in its latest art and music festival called Kaleidoscope, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

FILM REVIEW: MISS SHARON JONES!

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend ...

“You’re the One I Want” by Shane Allison

Mine, mine, mine. When you were two years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another. If you liked it, it was yours. If you didn’t like it, it was yours, ...

Enjoy ‘Minions’ during movie night

Those mischievous “Minions” known for their madcap monkeyshines will conclude Family Movie Nights this evening at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The film is scheduled to begin at dusk.

Grief gets a character study in ‘Five Nights in Maine’

Coming to terms with grief is often complicated by unresolved, preexisting conditions between the survivor and the decedent. For the movie “Five Nights in Maine,” available on Video on Demand, the loving relationship between Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) and her husband ...

Firefighters to host BBQ contest

The African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM) plays host to a barbecue competition Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to register to enter is today.

“She Stood for Freedom”

Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and don’t follow the crowd. If so-and- so wanted to jump off a cliff, be brave enough to not go, too. Speak up when ...

Weighing ‘Queen Sugar’; youth discussion group

The Palmdale City Library African American Book Club on Aug. 16 will discuss author Natalie Baszile’s “Queen Sugar,” a book that transports the reader from urban Los Angeles to rural Louisiana. The discussion takes place from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy Arts & Drafts Aug. 20

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is encouraging adults to attend its popular Arts and Drafts event on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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