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Ava DuVernay Has Been Elected to The Film Academy Board of Governors


A congratulation is in order for Filmmaker Ava DuVernay who has been elected to the film academy’s Board of Governors for the first time. Earlier this week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new members which include A Star is Born producer Lynette Howell Taylor and casting director Debra Zane film […]

Ava DuVernay, Netflix Seek to Dismiss D.A.’s ‘When They See Us’ Defamation Lawsuit

Ava DuVernay, Netflix Seek to Dismiss D.A.'s 'When They See Us' Defamation Lawsuit

Ava DuVernay and Netflix are seeking to get the defamation lawsuit filed by former District Attorney, Linda Fairstein, tossed. “Plaintiff’s claims fail under the First Amendment as a matter of law,” the document states on behalf of the renowned director, the streaming giant, and When They See Us producer/writer Attica Locke. “Material falsity is essential […]

Ava DuVernay and Netflix Win Defamation Lawsuit Over ‘When They See Us’


A federal judge sided with director Ava DuVernay and Netflix and dismissed a defamation suit over the docuseries When They See Us which focuses on the wrongful convictions of 5 black and brown boys who were convicted and served time for a rape they never committed. According to Deadline, U.S. District Court Judge Manish Shah dismissed […]

Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders joins Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Ava Duvernay and Janet Jackson at D-Nice’s Homeschoolin’ Virtual Party

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While the world is cocooned up in their homes, many of them on lockdown, DJ D-Nice has been working to bring people together through a free concert! Some of the special guests on his Saturday offering were Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Ava Duvernary and Janet Jackson. Black politicians like Mayor Ras Baraka (NWK), Mayor Keisha […]

Netflix Wins Bidding War Against Apple and Amazon Over Ava DuVernay-Directed Nipsey Hussle Documentary

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Just one day before her series premieres on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, film director Ava DuVernay received the nod that she will be directing the highly anticipated Nipsey Hussle documentary for Netflix. Co-produced by DuVernay’s ARRAY company and the late rapper’s Marathon brand, Netflix secured the full-length feature film for a whopping eight figures against […]

#GoldenGlobesSoWhite Not One Black Actor Left With A Trophy

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Thank God for 50 Cent! Yes, praise The Lawd for the Queens rapper for providing us with a new episode of Power to watch (or talk about) because The Golden Globes was definitely not checking for Black folk. Outside of the Wonder bread production, we at least thought that some of the best programming on […]

Ava DuVernay and Netflix Sued for ‘When They See Us’ Interrogation Depiction

Ava DuVernay and Netflix Sued for 'When They See Us' Interrogation Depiction

A police interrogation company fired off a lawsuit against Ava DuVernay and Netflix for a scene in the critically-acclaimed miniseries, When They See Us, based on the infamous Central Park Five case. John E. Reid & Associates is known for its controversial “Reid Technique” that critics say produce false confessions. The lawsuit filed on Monday […]

Ava DuVernay Opens Theater to Help People of Color Showcase Their Work


Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has opened up a brand new movie theater in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown to help people of color showcase their work. The Amanda Theater, named after DuVernay’s late aunt  Denise Amanda Sexton, will be hosting  Array 360 screening series to highlight movies made by and featuring women and people of color. The films […]

Denzel Washington Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at AFI Gala

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Legendary actor Denzel Washington adding another piece of hardware to his extensive trophy collection. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AFI Gala last night (June 6th). Many of the top creatives in the film industry including frequent collaborator Spike Lee, Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Jaime Foxx, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, […]

OWN Drops Season 4 ‘Queen Sugar’ Trailer

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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has released the trailer for the fourth season of the hit drama Queen Sugar, and it looks like this installment of the television series will be better than ever. The Bordelon family is dealing with all kinds of drama as Nova (Rutina Wesley) gains fame for her best-selling,  tell-all memoir that […]

The Best Dressed Celebrities at Met Gala 2019

  The 2019 Met Gala, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, was as flamboyant as ever last night. This year’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” named in reference to the pivotal 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by the late cultural critic Susan Sontag. Without question, […]

Ava Duvernay Set to Direct New Series ‘Cherish The Day’ on the Own Network

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Award-winning filmmaker Ava Duvernay and media mogul Oprah Winfrey plan to continue their fruitful partnership for years to come. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has confirmed that DuVernay creative force behind the network’s critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar,” is bringing her next series to OWN. With a straight-to-series order, DuVernay will create and executive […]

Ava DuVernay Unveils Official Trailer for ‘Central Park Five’ Series


On Friday, acclaimed director Ava DuVernay unveiled the trailer for her latest series in partnership with Netflix: a limited series about the Central Park Five. DuVernay announced the release of the trailer on social media via Twitter. She posted, “On this exact day 30 years ago a woman was raped in Central Park. Five black […]