Black Girl Magic: Ava Duvernay to be Awarded Visionary Honor at the 2018 ABFF Honors

Powerhouse director Ava DuVernay will receive the Visionary Honor at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors, also known as ABFF. The Selma storyteller, who has continued to create awareness and opportunities through her art, has won four Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and the BAFTA for Best Documentary. The Long Beach, California native’s accomplishment are incredibly […]

Ava DuVernay’s Doc On Mass Incarceration Will Open NY Film Festival This Fall

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Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix documentary The 13th will kick off this year’s New York Film Festival. The award-winning director’s documentary will be the first time a nonfiction film will open the event in its 54-year run. The 13th draws its name from the 13th amendment of the United States Constitution, which states “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for […]

Ava DuVernay Covers ‘Elle’ Magazine’s “Women in Hollywood” Issue

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It’s safe to say that 2015 is the year of Ava Duvernay. With the success of her groundbreaking film, Selma, DuVernay has elevated the bar not just for women in Hollywood, but Hollywood directors in general. After becoming the first African-American woman to be nominated for the Golden Globe for “Best Director,” the Compton native is […]

New Jersey School Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker

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Kean University, which is located in Union, New Jersey, announced earlier this week that Common will no longer be the commencement speaker at this year’s graduation because of a song he made in support of famed and at-large Black activist Assata Shakur. The university made the announcement on Monday, but had changed its decision by […]

Billboard Honors KKK On Selma Anniversary

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Today in Selma, Alabama many people gather to commemorate the march are greeted with a billboard that is causing quite a stir on the anniversary Today marks the 50th anniversary of the violent marches in Selma, Alabama. As visitors drive past a billboard, they will see something that will not only bring back memories, but […]

Today In History: Selma, Alabama “Bloody Sunday”

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Six hundred marchers assembled in Selma on Sunday, March 7, 1965 and crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to Montgomery for justice Thousands of people are gathering in Selma, Alabama to join President Barack Obama and global civil rights leaders at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the violent confrontation “Bloody Sunday”. In 1965, activists […]

Vanilla Ice, Rick Ross, and Flava Flav To Perform At Selma Anniversary Concert

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In 50th anniversary of the historic march on Selma, BET has organized a musical concert. The show is to be a representation of the civil rights movement. In this show features included Bill Whithers, Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte. In addition Hip Hop veterans Bell Biv DeVoe, Flava Flav, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, D-Nice, Vanilla […]

Watch John Legend’s Scarily Accurate Oscars Acceptance Speech

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The Academy-Award winning “Glory” singer brought an important fact to light John Legend and Common–as expected–won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song” for “Glory,” an impeccably inspiring segment of the Selma score, and the only thing more bone-chilling than their impactful performance may have been John Legend’s acceptance speech. Thank you. Nina Simone said […]

The Source Magazine Presents the MLK Acknowledgement Award to Common

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, The Source Magazine continues to share and provide enlightenment, empowerment, fairness and decency in the work and content we produce and distribute under our name, knowing the powerful impact of media especially, on our youth. With that being said, it is a must that we highlight artists within our […]