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The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts FestivalCongratulates Guy Nativ's SKIN, One of PAFF 2019's Short Films, on Winning the Oscar for Live Action Short

The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is proud to announce that one of the short films in this year’s festival, SKIN, directed by Guy Nativ, won the Oscar for Live Action Short on Sunday evening. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short films.

Celebrating Black History Month With Interesting People in Bakersfield

William Austin Williams, native of Walterboro, South Carolina, is a local artifact of sorts. His corner house is home to a prized Bonsai collection of about 175 mini trees. Nestled among his miniature forest, sits a 14 x 27 six-foot deep 10,000 gallon Koi fish pond that’s stocked with some of the most gorgeous brightly colored fish, ranging in size from 12-inches to about 3 feet.

Lives Colored Black

As soon as I convinced myself to go and look at the cats available for adoption for just $20 that day—shots, spay/neuter and all—I knew I would be coming home with a kitten…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Awards Breakfast Celebration

The 16th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast was held Monday, January 21, 2019 at the MLK Jr. Community Center 1000 South Owens Street. Rev. Wesley Crawford, Sr. Chair and the MLK Jr. Committee honored the slain Civil Rights Activist by coordinating a Community Awards Breakfast “Mere Beginning thru Simple Triumphs” to honor seven (7) local men and women for their leadership, support, and entrepreneurial savvy in the Bakersfield community.