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The African American Film Critics Association Announces Its Celebration of Women in Cinema
October 19, 2017
That show will be proceeded by the third edition of the AAFCA Special Achievement Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... read more »
Reel Talk: 8.24.17 – 8.30.17 (Movie, & Television briefs)
August 24, 2017
The docu-series examines the essences of love and commitment within the Black community. ... read more / view gallery »
Film Director Damani Baker on “The House on CoCo Road”
August 10, 2017
Film Director Damani Baker talks about THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, an intimate documentary exploration of heritage and history against the backdrop of a brewing Afro-centric revolution as the U.S. government prepares to invade the island nation of Grenada. A captivating story of a woman who risks the lives of herself and her young children in pursuit of liberty. First hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of Utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Debra Lee Speaks on Women in Media at BET “PRE” Gala
July 30, 2017
Watch as we catch up with BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee during "PRE", Lee's exclusive BET Awards Dinner for the 17th Annual BET Awards held at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
BET “PRE” Gala & Silver Carpet Recap
July 28, 2017
Watch as we catch up with Tamar Braxton, MAJOR, Erica Ash, Shaun Robinson, Niatia, and more during PRE, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee’s exclusive BET Awards Dinner for the 17th Annual BET Awards held at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Winfrey, DuVernay tease ‘A Wrinkle in Time’.
July 20, 2017
Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic ``A Wrinkle in Time'' because she saw herself in it. ... read more »
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay Discuss Women in Film as ‘Queen Sugar’ Season Two Returns
June 15, 2017
As for character development and the intricacies of emotional preparation for the “Queen Sugar” actor’s experience, Gardner says that she looks for detail and texture with any storyline. ... read more »
This Week in Women’s History 
March 8, 2017
 Past and present-day African American women poets, actresses, civil rights leaders, film makers and educators who have paved the way for young ladies today by showing the true definition of #BlackGirlMagic.   ... read more »
Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honored at 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 15, 2017
Stars came out dressed to impress as the red carpet was full of the biggest and brightest that Black Hollywood has to offer ... read more »
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah & More Talk “13th”
February 10, 2017
Must see panel discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary, "13th" which explores the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and America's perilous transition from slavery to mass incaceration. Panelists included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, rapper, social activist and business owner Nipsey Hussle, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and educator Melina Abdullah, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., and award-winning civil rights attorney, host and moderator for the evening, Areva Martin. Sponsored by Blackwood Alliance and The California Endowment, panelists and the artist community gathered at the historic Nate Holden Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more / watch video »
Ava DuVernay Dishes on Oscar-Nominated Film “13th”
February 8, 2017
Recently, a private screening of filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, “13th” was held at the historic Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, where the African American artist community gathered to examine the proverbial smoke and mirrors of Black history. Sponsored by Blackwood Alliance and The California Endowment, the screening promoted a hands-on, effective dialogue about the tides of colorism. In the film, chilling truths are revealed about the systematic oppression of Black and Latino people, and the hidden agendas built into America’s political regime. The documentary is centered around a major loophole found in the United States Constitution’s 13th Amendment which according to the Library of Congress states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." ... read more / watch video »
Ava DuVernay showcases new doc ‘13th’ at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
January 31, 2017
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Cynthia McClain-Hill and Areva Martin Lead Intense Discussion on Oscar-Nominated Film “13th” ... read more »
Introducing Dawn-Lyen Gardner
September 1, 2016
With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay’s new series, “Queen Sugar”, one the pair’s latest accomplishment is having the entire season directed by women of color. ... read more »
Black Women in Entertainment Making History
February 25, 2016
Ava Duvernay is a Golden Globe nominated director from Compton, California, who is knocking down barriers in the film industry. In 2012, Duvernay became the first African American woman to win a directing award at the Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film, “Middle of Nowhere.” She also was the first African American female director nominated for a Golden Globe for her movie “Selma.” ... read more / view gallery »
EMMY WINNER GLYNN TURMAN TO GUEST STAR IN OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK’S NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES “QUEEN SUGAR,” FROM AVA DUVERNAY AND WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION
February 3, 2016
Emmy winner Glynn Turman will guest star in the new original series “Queen Sugar” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) The series will screen on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and is produced by Warner Horizon Television. ... read more »
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