President Obama made history on Wednesday by issuing the largest amount of commutations the nation has ever seen in a single day. He commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, many of whom were behind bars for low-level drug offenses. President Obama used these commutations as an avenue to directly combat lengthy minimum sentences. Some […]
Tag: Ava DuVernay
There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon that is Ava DuVernay. Almost daily, there is news about her doing something amazing while continuing to break down the iron-clad barriers of Hollywood. Her latest round of success involves her making history as the newest director of the $100 million movie club. With Ava DuVernay set […]
Ava DuVernay continues to prove why she is one of the busiest women in Hollywood these days, as details of her next project emerge. The filmmaker’s documentary project The 13th is set to be the opening night film of the New York Film Festival. Ava DuVernay apparently loves to spoil her audience and fans because […]
The anticipation for Ava DuVernay’s and OWN’s Queen Sugar continues to reach a fever pitch and now the complete full-length trailer for the series has arrived and it looks even better than you could imagine. By the looks of it, this will definitely be a show that you will want to add to your fall […]
Oprah Winfrey. That’s really all that needs to be said about the second day of the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.
While some will be watching the live broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards this coming Sunday, a bevy of Black entertainers and celebrities will make their way to Flint, Mich. Director Ava DeVernay, actor Jesse Williams, comedian Hannibal Buress and several other big names will be joined together in solidarity for the #JUSTICEFORFLINT event on […]
Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.
NewsOne was present for the Harlem-based organization’s show, in which they honored director Ava DuVernay, Black Lives Matter, actress and playwright Danai Gurira, actor Hill Harper, and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.