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Idris Elba Plans to Build Film Studio in Ghana

  Idris Elba is seemingly aiming to become the Tyler Perry of Ghana by building a film studio in the West African country to invest in Ghanaian filmmakers. The British film star visited Ghana recently, where he met with the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the Jubilee… Read more »

Pasadena’s Getting A Bookstore Named For Sci-Fi Author Octavia Butler

Pasadena is set to get another independent bookstore: Octavia’s Bookshelf. Owner Nikki High said she hopes to highlight authors who are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. High chose the name as a tribute to Pasadena native, science-fiction author and MacArthur fellow Octavia Butler who died in 2006. Butler… Read more »

Destination Crenshaw to unveil Sankofa Park, the project’s ‘jewel in the crown,’ this fall

  The $100-million, 1.3-mile public art corridor known as Destination Crenshaw — with fundraising led by Issa Rae and DeMar DeRozan — will debut its first phase, Sankofa Park, this fall. The first phase of Destination Crenshaw is speeding toward completion, with a boost in both federal funding and nearly… Read more »