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Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing Black filmmaker, dies at age 89

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Known as the godfather of modern Black cinema, Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing filmmakers, actor and writer, died Tuesday at age 89. Van Peebles is credited with ushering in the blaxploitation film wave of the 1970s.

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