Melvin Van Peebles has Passed Away

The legendary Melvin Van Peebles has passed away. The influential, multi-hyphenate playwright and father of actor and director Melvin Van Peebles (New Jack City) leaves behind a strong legacy. His film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was an early blaxploitation classic. Often referred to as “The Godfather of Black Cinema”, The Hollywood Reporter, and many celebrities honored […]

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