‘Colin in Black & White’ Limited Series by Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay to Premiere on Netflix October 29

Last July it was reported that streaming giant service Netflix had announced that filmmaker Ava DuVernay and social activist/former professional football player Colin Kaepernick have joined together to present a limited series on Kaepernick’s high school years titled, Colin in Black & White. The series focuses on the former San Francisco 49er quarterback’s formative high… Continue reading ‘Colin in Black & White’ Limited Series by Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay to Premiere on Netflix October 29

Ava DuVernay: ‘Trying to Create a Show for LeVar Burton to Host and Make an International Hit’

Ava DuVernay: ‘Trying to Create a Show for LeVar Burton to Host and Make an International Hit’ Since Jeopardy‘s longtime host, Alex Trebek passed away last year after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer at 80-years-old, there has been a passing interest in who will replace the famed host on the show. Following his death,… Continue reading Ava DuVernay: ‘Trying to Create a Show for LeVar Burton to Host and Make an International Hit’

The Root Announces Lineup for First Annual Root Institute Event

Today The Root, one of the largest sites covering Black news, politics, culture and opinion, announced the lineup for its first-ever Root Institute event, presented by Target. The Root Institute is a virtual, collaborative conference exploring socio-political, cultural, and entertainment topics to advance the agenda of Black Americans, as exemplified by the current state of race… Continue reading The Root Announces Lineup for First Annual Root Institute Event

ESSENCE Announces Its 3rd Annual ‘Woke 100 List’

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, announces the 3rd annual Woke 100 List—its salute to women of color challenging the status quo. Featured in its November “Woke” issue, this year’s list features 100 women who exemplify the true meaning of being change agents and power players and are inspiring… Continue reading ESSENCE Announces Its 3rd Annual ‘Woke 100 List’

Prada Announces Ava DuVernay Will Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Prada, the Italian fashion house, announced today that artist and activist, Theaster Gates, and award-winning writer, director and producer, Ava DuVernay, will co-chair the Prada Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (“the Council”) to elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion industry at-large. The Council will advise the company as it invests in… Continue reading Prada Announces Ava DuVernay Will Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

The Urbanworld® Film Festival Runs September 20-24, 2017 in New York

 The 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), along with founding partner HBO, revealed its 2017 film slate today.  The slate of 80 official selections represents the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes and cultures and expands the definition of urban beyond ethnicity to include sensibility, culture and proximity.  Creators and audiences will converge… Continue reading The Urbanworld® Film Festival Runs September 20-24, 2017 in New York

Ava DuVernay Expands Partnership With Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films

       AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER AVA DUVERNAY EXPANDS CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH OPRAH WINFREY VIA FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH HARPO FILMS FOR TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA OWN Announces Third Season Renewal of DuVernay’s Acclaimed Drama “Queen Sugar,” From Warner Horizon Scripted Television “Queen Sugar” Season Two Adds Michael Michele, Roger Guenveur Smith and Beverly Todd in Recurring Roles;… Continue reading Ava DuVernay Expands Partnership With Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films