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When I first heard that playwright, novelist and all around literary giant Joan California Cooper passed away on September 20, I… Read More

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Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com. Cooper… Read More

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Make Mine Marvel Studios!

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