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Ava DuVernay Will Bless UCLA Film School’s Class Of 2017 As Commencement Speaker

With so much news of all the lacking commencement speakers this graduation season (we’re looking at you Betsy Devos and Mike Pence), it’s refreshing to catch wind of a…

Ava DuVernay To Direct ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Because Ava Is Super Qualified

When Ava DuVernay directs films, magical things happen, so it’s no wonder the Academy-Award nominated director has been tapped to spearhead Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time D…

Idris Elba And David Oyelowo Receive Top Honors From Queen Elizabeth

Idris Elba and David Oyelowo received a high honor from Queen Elizabeth Tuesday (December 29) when both actors made the Queen’s annual New Year’s honor list. Elba, who…

Ava DuVernay Will No Longer Direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Famed filmmaker Ava DuVernay was named the director of Marvel’s Black Panther earlier this year. But now, a new report has surfaced stating that the award-winning…

Is Ava DuVernay’s Next Film Going To Be Part Of The Marvel Franchise?

Ava DuVernay is already seen as a superhero in many people’s eyes for her stellar directorial film Selma. But the Cali native is setting her sights on another type of…

U.S. High School Students, ‘Selma’ Is Coming Right To Your Classroom

Every once in a while, a piece of work comes along that shifts the social climate in a major. Selma is that movie, and now U.S. high schools will have a chance to jump…

Barack Obama Talks Race, Ferguson And His Legacy With Journalists Aboard Air Force One

Many are still in awe of President Barack Obama’s passionate speech, which commemorated the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the 50th anniversary of…

John Lewis Commemorates Selma 50th Anniversary With First-Hand Account On Twitter

On March 7, 1965, a peaceful protest turned into a violent confrontation with police on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Then a young man, Congressman John Lew…

Ledisi Hopes The Grammys Controversy Will Increase The Support Of R&B

The talk of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards evening on Feb. 8 didn’t solely center around Kanye West’s stage bomb. There was a divide between viewers on whether or not Beyo…