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Ava DuVernay Directing Prince Documentary for Netflix

Ava DuVernay Directing Prince Documentary for Netflix

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 30, 2018

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has tackled everything from the March on Selma to the American prison system, and she will soon focus her lens on... Read More

Ntozake Shange, Author of ‘For Colored Girls,’ Dies at 70

Ntozake Shange, Author of ‘For Colored Girls,’ Dies at 70

by Christina Santi   Oct 29, 2018

Ntozake Shange, a Black feminist poet and playwright, known most notably for her 1976 Tony Award-nominated choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,  died on... Read More

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Tarana Burke, Talib Kweli & Others React to R. Kelly’s ‘I Admit’

by Christina Santi   Jul 24, 2018

On Sunday, R. Kelly released “I Admit,” a song he hoped would clear the air surrounding allegations that he is a serial sexual abuser... Read More

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Ava DuVernay Announces 2018 Getty Images ARRAY Grant Recipients

by Jessica Bennett   Jul 20, 2018

Four amazing visual artists of color have been selected to receive the first ever Getty Images ARRAY Grant, presented by Getty images and ARRAY... Read More

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Michael K. Williams Joins the Cast of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’

by Jessica Bennett   Jul 10, 2018

Ava DuVernay has a great relationship with Netflix, bringing her next major project to the streaming service in the form of new limited series,... Read More

Ava DuVernay Partners With Colin Kaepernick for Semibiographical Sitcom

Ava DuVernay Partners With Colin Kaepernick for Semibiographical Sitcom

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 05, 2018

Hollywood is stepping up where the NFL dropped the ball. Ava DuVernay has rallied behind former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, teaming up... Read More

Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee & Others React to Kanye’s Slavery Comment

Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee & Others React to Kanye’s Slavery Comment

by Christina Santi   May 02, 2018

Many high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry are publicly criticizing Kanye West after he proposed slavery was “a choice” made by African-Americans because it lasted... Read More

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Ava DuVernay and John Legend Support #MuteRKelly Protest

by Christina Santi   Apr 30, 2018

On Monday morning (April 30), the Women of Color committee of the Time’s Up organization announced that they would be joining the #MuteRKelly campaign.... Read More

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Black Woman Will Help Direct ‘Star Wars’ Film for the First Time Ever

by Teddy Grant   Apr 19, 2018

History has been made in the Star Wars universe as a Black woman will help direct Star Wars Episode IV.  JJ Abrams has hired Victoria Mahoney as... Read More

Season 3 of ‘Queen Sugar’ Lands 2-Night Premiere

Season 3 of ‘Queen Sugar’ Lands 2-Night Premiere

by Jessica Bennett   Mar 23, 2018

Fans of the Bordelon family have been awaiting the return of Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel. Fear not! OWN favorite Queen Sugar is officially... Read More