Ava DuVernay

Despite the recently fueled #MuteRkelly campaign and UIC cancelling his recent show, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex is still preparing for R. Kelly to perform May 11th. The venue became the topic of discussion after the Time’s up movement officially backed efforts to call for “appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R, Kelly’s abuse […]

Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

As if Ava DuVernay wasn’t already #BlackGirlMagic goals, she is now taking her brilliance to the cover of Essence magazine. As the March 2017 cover girl, she is the face of the magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood issue. Naturally she looks gorgeous, but she also gives an in-depth interview on a variety of topics, including […]

When the doors to Hollywood are closed tightly shut, marginalized voices often take to independent film to tell their stories. The best place to see those films, and possibly discover the next Spike Lee or Ava DuVernay? The Sundance Film Festival. The nation’s largest and most prestigious film festival has launched the careers of some […]

Black History Month is officially underway and Netflix has curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are educational, thought provoking and entertaining, each of which will keep us informed all month long. Check out a few notable movies to watch on Netflix during this Black History Month. 13th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary, […]

With the Obama family exiting the White House, this issue hopes to empower.

Common stopped by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show to chat about his new album, “Black America Again,” which drops on November 4th. He talks about a time he got suspended and subsequently ended up in big trouble with his mom, who was a school principal. Plus, he discusses the plethora of movie roles he’s been […]

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

It doesn’t get much busier than Ava DuVernay these days. From tackling TV with the critically-acclaimed Queen Sugar on OWN, to directing A Wrinkle in Time for Disney and now debuting a documentary on Netflix, she is without a doubt one of the most in-demand women in Hollywood. Perhaps the best thing about her ridiculously […]

On Friday, September 16th, music student and father of four Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Officer Betty Shelby of the Tulsa Police Department despite being unarmed, fully cooperative with police and having committed no crimes. Monday, the video of his unlawful death was released and thousands have taken to social media to voice their anger, sadness, […]