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Ava DuVernay And Chance The Rapper Land On 'World's Greatest Leaders' List

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.24.2017 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay is among the several black influencers who have been named on Fortune magazine’s annual “World’s Greatest Leaders” list. Now in i...

A Bunch Of Stars Just Wrapped Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.13.2017 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay’s adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time won’t be out until 2018. But after wrapping principal photography over the we...

Ava DuVernay On Trump's America: 'Art Will Be Our Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.15.2017 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay has landed her first solo cover of ESSENCE magazine, and she’s opening up about what it means to be a successful black woman director i...

12 Baby Names Inspired By Black Stars Who Are Making History

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents

In our previous salutes to Black History Month, we’ve looked back to activists, pop culture icons and other barrier breakers of the past. Today, we...

Ava DuVernay On Tackling Trump: My Plan Is To 'Resist'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.12.2017 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay won’t be sitting around hoping for the best from the incoming Trump administration. In an interview with Vanity Fair published Thursda...

These 4 Filmmakers Are Shattering Their Industry’s Gender Barriers

Lindsey Keen | Posted 12.13.2016 | Women

From Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech to Jennifer Lawrence’s viral essay, award-winning actresses have, in recent years, boldly called...

Ava DuVernay's 13th: It's About Hope, Not History

Martha S. Jones | Posted 12.06.2016 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

Once it has your attention, 13th mobilizes the power of the visual and the sonic, along with human stories, to teach about hope and our capacities to make change in a way that no historical text could.

Fueled By Outrage: Turning Swords Into Compassionate Action

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

A few weeks ago, there seemed to be quite a number of people doing their level-headed best to stand for our collective humanity. Let's start With Mich...

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Nick Malinowski | Posted 10.21.2016 | New York
Nick Malinowski

While solving murders was difficult, especially with corrupt cops, the police could make quick work out of the impoverished people out front in the public's eye -- burnishing the credibility of both politicians and the NYPD at the same time.

Ava DuVernay Hopes New Film Will Shed Harsh Light On Mass Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.20.2016 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay wants her new documentary on mass incarceration create change in America’s broken justice system. In a special Complex interview with r...

This Chilling Video Makes It Clear What's Really Going On At Trump Rallies

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

Since Republican nominee Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign last year, his fervent supporters have helped turn his rallies into the most ...

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Explores The Evolution Of The U.S. Prison System

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.09.2016 | Black Voices

If there’s one thing that Ava DuVernay is more passionate about than the present-day reality of black life in America, it’s her push to help peopl...

Ava DuVernay: Women Need To Find ‘New Ways To Work Without Permission’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.10.2016 | Women

Ava DuVernay knows the power of a fearless woman. The director, screenwriter and all-around badass filmmaker recently sat down with Glamour for the m...

The 13th

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The New York Film Festival celebrates its 54th year by trying something new. For the first time in history, its Opening Night World Premiere will be a documentary. Even more noteworthy, this non-fiction film is by director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and it focuses on America's deep problem with its criminal justice/penal system and how it affects the black community.

Ava DuVernay's The 13th: New York Film Festival Opening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This year the New York Film Festival opened with a documentary! Capturing a distinct Zeitgeist moment, in The 13th, Ava DuVernay limns a history of ra...

'Hamilton,' Ava DuVernay And 'Billy Lynn' Are Headlining The 2016 New York Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment

In addition to the first glimpses of cardigan weather, an annual harbinger of fall in Manhattan is the New York Film Festival. Kicking off Friday and ...

Ava DuVernay Says Storyline In Her New Show Highlights One Of Our Great 'National Tragedies'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.28.2016 | OWN

At its core, “Queen Sugar” is a show about family. But the scripted drama from filmmaker Ava DuVernay also doesn’t shy away from complex, contro...

Here's Why August 28 Is Such An Important Date In Black History

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.26.2016 | Black Voices

Saturday was a historic day as it marked the opening of America’s first National Museum for African American History and Culture. But there’s anot...

'Queen Sugar' Author Wants More Diverse Stories About Black People

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

Two and a half years after Queen Sugar was published, everyone is talking about Natalie Baszile’s debut novel. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay’s...

'12 Years A Slave' Actress Storm Reid Is Your New Sci-Fi Queen

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 10.28.2016 | Arts

Classic children’s lit fans around the nation were probably psyched to hear in February that celebrated “Selma” director Ava DuVernay was attach...

Ava DuVernay On The 'Epic' Star-Studded Dance Battle At Obama's Party

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.09.2016 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama’s super exclusive birthday celebration was the party of a lifetime, according to Ava DuVernay. Though phones were banned from...

Finally, 'Atlanta' and 'Queen Sugar' Deliver What TV's Been Missing

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices

Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Donald Glover debuted their respective new TV shows on Tuesday night and they damn sure didn’t disappoint. For weeks, we...

The First Time Ava DuVernay Ever Cried In Her Director's Chair

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.07.2016 | OWN

As a filmmaker, Ava DuVernay is always thinking about opening and closing images, and her latest TV project, “Queen Sugar,” is no different. The o...

'Queen Sugar' Cast On Ava DuVernay’s Push For Women Directors

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices

The cast of Ava DuVernay’s debut television series, “Queen Sugar,” is well aware that the show’s directorial team is pushing boundaries by hav...

Ava DuVernay Explains What Makes Her New TV Show So 'Radical'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.06.2016 | OWN

At its core, “Queen Sugar,” the new series debuting this week from creator Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, is about a familiar ...