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Ava DuVernay is about to break the internet with her stunning cover of Elle Magazine. The publication recognized her as one of the “most important directors of her generation.” Inside the publication, the Golden Globe nominee talks about her upcoming documentary, Venus vs. Venus which chronicles the rise of fellow Compton native, Venus Williams. Beyond […]

Demonstrators protest racial injustice for 40 days from Selma to Washington D.C.

Edmund Pettus Bridge, named after a former KKK member & site of 1965's Bloody Sunday, may get a new name.

That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that every high school in the U.S., both public and private, will receive a copy of the DVD free of charge! In addition, teachers can receive […]

Selma director Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote speech at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, where she discussed her Oscar experience when she went the 87th Academy Awards ceremony this year. Although Ava’s film was shut out by the academy’s voting panel for directing and acting, Variety is reporting she admitted when she attended the event, she […]

Fifty years ago, police in Selma, Ala., brutally beat peaceful protestors attempting to march over the now infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge — a roadway named…

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This upcoming weekend is an emotional one because it marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic and groundbreaking marches from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama. Initiated in 1963 because Black people were denied their right to vote, activists and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. bravely marched for equality until 1965, a historic year in which the awful Bloody […]

Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo brought Black excellence of the red carpet of the Berlinale Festival and Ireland, proving Black films can do well overseas. In case you don’t recall, an e-mail leaked during the Sony hacks revealed a producer telling Michael Lynton, Sony chairman: “I am not saying The Equalizer should not have been […]

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President Obama has proposed a new $50 million plan to restore the historic Southern sites of the civil rights movement. The proposal is incredibly fitting as this year marks the 50th anniversary of The 1965 Voting Rights Act which we all know was the result of the Selma marches that began in 1963. The money funding the […]

Selma breakout star David Oyelowo isn’t holding back when discussing Hollywood recognizing black actors and their performances during Oscar season. Oyelowo appeared at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday where he weighed in on Selma director Ava DuVernay being overlooked for a Best Director nomination as well as himself for a Best Actor nod for this year’s […]

Momma Oprah heard your cries about the OWN Network’s lack of scripted original programming and she’s tapped Ava DuVernay to write, direct and executive produce a new series, “Queen Sugar,” which is inspired by the Natalie Baszile novel of the same name. MUST READ: The Man, Not The Myth: Ava DuVernay Captures The ‘Meat’ Of […]