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Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing Black filmmaker best known for 1971’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asssss Song, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Here, one of his sons, Mario Van Peebles, a noted…