Tanya Kersey, founder of the Hollywood Black Film Festival, dies at 61

Kersey confirmed her death on Facebook.

The entrepreneur died Monday after "wrestling with numerous health  

“I am very sad to announce the death of her beautiful sister,  

Last night my sister passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved 

” Kersey founded the Hollywood Black Film Festival in 1998  

the attention of independent films and directors of the African diaspora. 

the "Black Sun Dance," the festival welcomed notable attendees  

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