Ava DuVernay

As the first Black woman to win the Best Director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Ava DuVernay has a lot to be proud of.  Besides her roles as director, producer and writer for her own documentaries and films, the California native has her hands in a number of significant projects, including lending her services to BET's 2010 TV documentary My Mic Sounds Nice and TV One's 2010 Essence Music Festival. The writer/director is also the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and award-winning DVA Media + Marketing, a content company which has supplied some of Hollywood's top conglomerates and entertainment networks.

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Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo Reteam for Hurricane Katrina Film

This will be the third collaboration for the Selma pair.

More Students Can See Selma For Free

Cities added, additional tickets made available for middle schoolers.

Music News: The Warm Up: The Music World Remembers A$AP Yams

Plus TLC starts crowdfunding their final album and more. (1/20/2015)

UCLA Finds Lost 1965 Recording of MLK Jr. Speech

It's the second long-lost audio found in as many months.

Commentary: The Oscars Are So White That...

Hollywood seems to reject Black actors when they play strong African-American figures.
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