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Oscar gaffe stirs a painful reminder for Miss Gary Pageant organizers

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader I feel your pain, Oscar. Academy Awards organizers fielded scorching criticism. Skeptics charged conspiracy theory. Even the sympathetic wonder “how?”...

Oscar wins and Peace on Earth Film Festival offers unique films

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader I would first like to acknowledge the Oscar wins that I think truly deserve mentioning. Viola Davis’ win...

The Oscars made history by awarding record-breaking number of Black stars

By Lilly Workneh, huffingtonpost.com History was made at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday night with a record number of wins by black stars, and,...

Hidden Figures adds up to great numbers while Golden Globes nods...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The following is an excerpt from The New York Times, after folks associated with the recent Golden Globes...

‘Moonlight’ takes on many themes in film about race and gender...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader In 2008, I saw a movie at the Chicago International Film Festival called “Medicine for Melancholy,” which was...