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Applaud Her: Ava DuVernay To Produce “The Last Amazon” TV Series


Ava DuVernay's acumen is undeniable, her stamina indomitable.  DuVernay will repor

Ava DuVernay’s Brilliance To Do Justice To The Central Park Five


It was only five years ago when I stood next to Ava DuVernay prior to a screening and reception for her BET documentary "My Mic Sounds Nice" at Paramount in New York City. She was excited and nervous to see what the invited guests would say about h

Eye on Film: Ava DuVernay’s Documentary 13TH  


When it was first announced that director Ava DuVernay and writer Spencer Averick would be crafting a documentary on the pseudo-ambiguous nature of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, I already knew it would be a

Screen Time: Director Ava Duvernay and Actor David Oyelowo Talk Selma


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is as quintessentially American a story as any in the history of the United States, but many attempts at immortalizing his life and times have come up short. At the recent Urbanworld Film Festival, director Ava Duvernay

TSL Q&A: Ava DuVernay



Award-winning film Middle of Nowhere tells the story of Ruby, a medical student in Los Angeles. Her husband has been jailed on a multi-year bid, giving Ruby the absurd task of figuring out what their young marriage now me

Eye of Film: “Echo Park” Actor Anthony Okungbowa


In Echo Park, directed by Amanda Marsalis and starring Anthony Okungbowa and Mamie Gummer, and released by Ava Duvernay's Array film distribution company, two normal Los Angelenos unencumbered by stereotypes a

Vanishing Pearls Shows the Tragic Effects of Louisiana’s Oil Spill.


This month, Ava Duvernay’s African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AAFRM) and ImageNation Rawspace premiered the documentary Vanishing Pearls in New York. AAFRM’s first documentary,

HBO’s MLK Project


Oprah's leading the way in making sure the name of MLK stays alive. After the announcement of her project with writer/director Ava DuVernay now a second has been announced.

African American Film Releasing Movement To Answer Fan Questions Online


The African American Film Releasing Movement is hosting a digital chat session from 11AM until 8PM today. Created by Ava Duvernay and helmed by Managing Director Tilane Jones, AFFRM will allow

Jemele Hill Continues To Build Her Sports, Media and Culture Conglomerate

Jemele Hill has expanded her exclusive Spotify podcast pact to form her own podcast network: The Unbothered Network, which aims to elevate the voices...