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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay, Hill Harper, Black Lives Matter Founder and More to Be Honored

ImageNation Cinema produces a special tribute to changemakers and activists

ImageNation foundation kicks off Black history month with a special tribute to changemakers and activists.

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Talks About Having an All-Female-Directed Show

'Selma' director "gets her Shonda on" with new project

Ava DuVernay hires an all-female directorial team for her first television series on OWN network.

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[Watch] Sundance Film Festival Highlights

TV series Underground took center stage this past weekend

From January 22–February 1, 2016, film enthusiasts from around the world are gathering in Park…

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The Best Online Resources for Learning about MLK

Ways to learn about and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this MLK day

A roundup of great online resources about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of…

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Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

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Star Barbie Power: Ava DuVernay Doll Already Sold Out

Social media abuzz on news that the "Shero" is temporarily unavailable

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has become a superstar not only on the Hollywood scene but…

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Dave Chappelle, Ava DuVernay, Russell Simmons and More Celebrate ‘Art for Life’ 20th Anniversary

Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 16th annual 'Art For Life' benefit

Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary Art For Life benefit.…

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Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing ‘Black Panther’ Movie

DuVernay says she and Marvel had different ideas about what the story should be

Award-winning director Ava DuVernay reveals that she turned down the opportunity to direct the “Black…

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Ava DuVernay Reportedly Directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Film

DuVernay will become Marvel Studios first black female director

Ava DuVernay has reportedly been tapped to direct Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” film.

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

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[RECAP] Ava DuVernay Hosts Twitter Party Featuring Oprah, John Singleton, Tyler Perry and Others

The actress and AFFRM hosts star studded event for underrepresented filmmakers

Ava DuVernay and African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) hosts star-studded Twitter party for…

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6 Fool-Proof Career Advancement Tips from Powerful Women

'The success of every single woman is an inspiration for another'

Some the best career advice from some of the world’s most influential women of our…

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6 African American Women Who Shaped History

Check out the list and celebrate these notable women

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The celebration of Women’s History began as a weekly national celebration in 1981. Six years…

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Phylicia Rashad and another 'Cosby' make surprising TV comebacks

Our favorite TV mom is returning to the screen, this time as a lesbian FBI…

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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Oprah and Ava DuVernay Team Up for OWN Series

Oprah makes OWN acting debut in DuVernay's series

If you pride yourself on making smart money choices and ridding your monthly cable bill,…

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Oprah and ‘Selma’ Cast Marched in Alabama on MLK Day

Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Common and other stars celebrate esteemed leader in unity

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma cast marched in Selma, Alabama Sunday, Jan.…

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4 Black Business Execs Talk ‘Selma for Students’ Campaign and Dr. King’s Legacy

Black business leaders talk the importance of 'Selma'

Black business executives talk “Selma for Students” campaign and the impact they hope the film…

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

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