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Critics’ Choice Association Celebrates Black Cinema & Television
December 9, 2021
Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Hudson, and Barry Jenkins were among numerous honorees tonight at the Critics Choice Association's fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. ... read more »
Regina King Places Handprints, Footprints Outside TCL Chinese Theatre
October 29, 2021
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Regina King placed her handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood today, six days before her latest film, ... read more »
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Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
David Oyelowo Steps Behind the Camera with ‘The Water Man’
September 24, 2020
There is something regal about “Selma” star David Oyelowo (oh-YEL-ə-woh). You experience that sense of sturdiness in his film roles or interviewing him in person or virtually which was the case, last week, as part of TIFF’s master series.  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Monday August 24, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 24, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Monday August 24, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365 Film director and producer Ava DuVernay was born in Long Beach, CA, 1972 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Ava Duvernay’s Non-Profit Foundation Launches $250,000 Initiative
April 16, 2020
Array Grant recipients include independently-owned film festivals and screening series impacted by COVID-19 Health Crisis ... read more »
WATCH: Ava DuVernay Talks ‘Cherish The Day’
February 7, 2020
Ava DuVernay talks about her new film "Cherish The Day" ... read more / watch video »
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Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay New Series ‘Cherish The Day’ Coming To OWN Network
January 2, 2020
The romantic anthology drama follows the relationship of one couple that spans a single day. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 24, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 24, 2019
On this day, August 24, 1972, film director and producer Ava DuVernay was born in Long Beach, California. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at ... ... read more »
Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records
June 20, 2019
“When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder. ... read more »
WATCH: Ava DuVernay: Trump’s Rhetoric Responsible for 1994 Crime Bill
June 18, 2019
Ava DuVernay, creator of the Netflix series “When They See Us” on the Central Park Five, spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about how Trump’s rhetoric over the case was directly responsible for the atmosphere that made the 1994 crime bill possible to pass. ... read more / watch video »
Central Park 5 Prosecutor Resigns from Nonprofit Boards
June 5, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series “When They See Us,” a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial. ... read more »

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