Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tag: selma

Ava DuVernay to Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle...

A critically acclaimed director and outspoken advocate for diversity in Hollywood, Ava DuVernay is on the industry's hot list for upcoming projects. She has...

Selma, the Pivotal City for Black Voting...

Selma, a historic place in the movement for civil rights and voting rights, is going through some tough times.  The site of many of...

What Ava Duvernay’s Barbie Says to Every...

It's Christmas morning. There's wrapping paper strewn all over the floor, pancake aromas coming from the kitchen, and a little Black girl playing with...

‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo Has Two Roles...

David Oyelowo is still considered a newcomer to the Hollywood scene but he’s already taken on a great variety of roles ranging from a...

Excitement Over Mattel’s Ava DuVernay Barbie Muted...

Mattel recently announced the arrival of six special Barbie dolls all crafted in the likeness of influential women like Selma director Ava DuVernay—but little...

5 Reasons a Few Black Shows and...

Black Executives in Hollywood Are Still Nearly Nonexistent According to the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American...

Civil Rights’ ‘Little Warrior,’ the Rev. Willie...

During a time when the country so desperately needs to look to iconic civil rights leaders of the past in order to create a...

In a Twist of Hypocrisy: Voting Rights...

The signing of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965 was the tangible result of the marches in Selma 50 years ago, a rare...

LBJ’s Private Conversations About Selma and MLK...

Selma director Ava DuVernay probably won’t receive the apologies she so rightfully deserves after audio recordings of former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s conversations about...

With Revealing Actions This Week on Netanyahu...

The irony is as thick as Southern molasses: After greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an enthusiastic embrace as he defied the American...

8 Black Female Movie Directors Leading the...

Ava DuVernay Film critics and moviegoers alike were expecting DuVernay to make award season history at the Oscars and the Golden Globes, but nobody needed...

Hypocritical Politics and Bizarre Musical Guests Overshadow...

Civil rights activists are expected to link arms with political leaders from across the nation on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in order to commemorate...

Civil Rights Activists Make a Major Push...

As the nation is in the midst of what many consider to be a new wave of the Civil Rights Movement, activists are pushing...

Oscar Voter Unleashes Racially Charged Rant About...

An anonymous female Academy member gave a racially-charged defense of this year’s Selma “snubs,” claiming the historical film had “no art to it” while...

10 Popular World Monuments You Probably Didn’t...

  Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma, Alabama The Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of "Bloody Sunday" on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful...

Following Recent Domestic Success, Black Films and...

Regardless of some major award season snubs, box office sales and TV ratings suggest that Black films and TV shows are becoming a hot...