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Ava Duvernay

'Selma' Team Reunites For Hurricane Katrina Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay has found her next feature film: a "sweeping love story and complex murder mystery" set against the devastation of Hurri...

Ava DuVernay's Passion Project

Colorlines | Jamilah King | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices

More than most other black filmmakers in Hollywood today, Ava DuVernay elicits a certain giddiness in black moviegoers. Her path to stardom as the dir...

A Late Review of Selma

Michael Darer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

Selma does not turn away, and it rarely tries to neatly resolve. If the film's conclusion, which winds around President Johnson's announcement of his plans for the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the completion of the third Selma to Montgomery march, feels a little Hollywood in its neatness, that is counterbalanced by the unrelenting unease of the film's journey.

Anthony Mackie On 'Selma' Oscar Snub: People Are Tired Of Being Bombarded With Race

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.27.2015 | Black Voices

--Actor Anthony Mackie shares his thoughts on why “Selma” didn’t receive more Oscar nominations and the cause of its lackluster box office a...

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Shares Powerful Description Of White House Screening

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

Best Picture nominee "Selma" screened at the White House on Friday for Barack and Michelle Obama. In an Instagram photo posted on Tuesday, director Av...

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Represent

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

Thursday morning when I learned the Academy's list of nominees, I spent the rest of the day alternating between despair and rage. In fact, I have loved movies unabashedly since I was 18 months old and my mother took me to see my first feature.

Glenn Beck Explains Why 'Selma' Was Actually Snubbed At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

Following the news that "Selma" -- the historical drama charting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in 1965 Alabama -- was snubbed for a num...

Don't Blame Oscar, He Just Works Here: Hollywood's All-White Problem

Jon Eig | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Be angry about the awards show if you feel they are unfair. But recognize that they merely serve as a thermometer, and are not the cause of the infection.

Selma

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Making Sense of Selma

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Julie Leininger Pycior

Alas the film's LBJ piece is inaccurate in a fundamental way, leaving the impression that Johnson supposedly was not a fan of voting rights legislation -- had to be convinced -- when that is not true.

The New Yorker Unveils Striking MLK Cover

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Channeling the iconic image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. linking arms with fellow civil rights activists during the march from Selma, Alabama to the...

MTV's Bold MLK Day Move Will Be One You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick o...

Selma's Missing Rabbi

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

King was looking forward to attending a Passover Seder at Heschel's home that year, but he was assassinated a few weeks before the Jewish holiday. Heschel was the only Jew to deliver a eulogy at King's funeral service.

Support Black Women in Film by Putting Sisterhood on the Agenda

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

Oh, what a surprise, the Oscar nominees are White men! As they try to use awesome talent like Lupita Nyong'o as a poster child for their agenda, we should remember that the Academy Awards have never been kind to Black women.

Selma: It Sears... Sings... and Soars!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

By not overdoing a southern accent while also reportedly voluntarily putting on some weight for the role, actor David Oyelowo shines in this film. And he's not the only one. They all shine.

Spike Lee's Advice To Ava DuVernay: 'F**k 'em'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

The Academy Awards announced this year's class of nominees on Thursday -- and promptly drew heavy criticism for failing to recognize people of color ...

Alpha Kappa Alpha, First Greek-Letter Sorority for African-American Women, Celebrates 107 Years and Still Counting

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Kate Kelly

A human need shared by all is "to belong." Whether it was gathering for a quilting bee, meeting at a local tavern, going to religious services regu...

And the Nominees Are... White

Justin C. Young | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

How does a film lauded for its greatness and harbors a nomination in the best picture category completely miss out for everything else except a song that plays as the credits roll?

White House To Host Special 'Selma' Screening

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Common were in Los Angeles for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday night, but on Friday aftern...

'Selma' Cast's Snub At The Oscars Prompts Heavy Disappointment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices

2014 was a pivotal year for black actors, actresses and directors, which included “12 Years A Slave” netting nine nominations -- however things d...

Another Historian Says 'Selma' Is 'Not Correct'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

A Lyndon B. Johnson biographer with a new book about the president told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that the depiction of LBJ in Ava DuVernay's "Selma"...

Christopher Rosen

7 Oscar Nominations That Need To Happen On Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Richard Linklater, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, J.K. Simmons, Emmanuel Lubezki, Patricia Arquette and Eddie Redmayne...

The Directors Guild Didn't Nominate Ava DuVernay For 'Selma'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

Whether "Selma" can score multiple Oscar nominations on Thursday morning is still, of course, unclear. But one thing that isn't is the film's lack of ...

Zaki's Review: Selma

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If there's one thing Selma makes clear, it's just how many parts had to be working in concert for the slow, fitful movement toward progress to occur.