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M.K. Asante has a special day at Suffolk

Jim Davis / Globe Staff

Author, poet, filmmaker, and music industry critic M.K. Asante (right) was the special guest at Suffolk University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill Tuesday afternoon. Asante directed “The Black Candle,” which he worked on with Maya Angelou. He’s also a tenured professor of creative writing and film in the English and Language Arts Department at Morgan State University. In case you’re wondering, Asante is 30.

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