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Harvard Honors Ava DuVernay, LL Cool J And More With W.E.B. Du Bois Medals

Two of entertainment's trailblazing members will receive a distinct honor from Harvard University this fall.


Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Receives Accolades At Creative Arts Emmy Showcase

The Selma director took home the award for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special.


Common Nabs First Emmy For His Work With ’13th’ Gets One Step Closer To EGOT

"Any time I get a chance to work with Ava DuVernay it leads to something positive, something strong.”

Movies & TV

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed As Ava DuVernay Inks Expanded Harpo Deal

OWN's hit drama secures a third season, while the co-creator partners with pal Oprah Winfrey for a first-look pact on TV and digital projects.

Movies & TV

Ava DuVernay Tackling “Central Park Five” In Netflix Mini

This marks the prolific filmmaker's second project for the streamer, following Oscar-nominated doc '13th.'


The Cast Of ‘Queen Sugar’ Talk Sinking Deeper Into Their Roles For Season Two

With a foundation beneath them, the Bordelon siblings now must stick together to block outside dilemas as well as the ones that arise within the family.


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

Finally a commencement speaker the people are excited about.


Kofi Siriboe Talks His ‘Queen Sugar’ Character Ralph Angel And Learning To Accept His “Ugly” Side

"I myself have taken a step back lately in saying, 'What do I want?' or 'How do I want to move forward?"

Movies & TV

Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Takes A Historical Look At The Link Between Slavery And Mass Incarceration

"We now have more African-Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s,” Cory Booker.
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