Watch: Netflix’s Powerful New Initiative ‘#FirstTimeISawMe’

[ione_embed src= service=youtube width=640 height=360 type=iframe] Netflix launched an incredibly powerful new campaign called #FirstTimeISawMe – about the importance of representation in entertainment. Acclaimed actress Viola Davis joined the initiative as well on Twitter to speak to the first time she saw herself on screen. In the visual, check out Ava DuVernay, Logan Browning, Spike... Continue Reading →

#EssenceFest: “Queen Sugar” Cocktail Reception

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network continued its “Queen Sugar” Essence Festival takeover with a Q&A on the festival mainstage -- moderated by Essence entertainment director Cori Murray -- featuring the cast and show creator Ava DuVernay; an inspiring keynote speech by “Queen Sugar” executive producer Oprah Winfrey; and a culminating cocktail reception at Legacy Kitchen,... Continue Reading →

ImageNation & 103.9FM Announce Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution: An Evening Honoring Ava DuVernay, Melissa Harris-Perry, Hill Harper and Black Lives Matter

ImageNation Cinema Foundation has announced the return of its Revolution Awards to celebrate innovative trailblazers for their groundbreaking efforts in media, arts and social change. Titled, Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, the evening will celebrate Black excellence, artistry and activism. Honorees include Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Lives Matter and actor Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI, NY. Sponsored by... Continue Reading →

FLY NEWS: Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll to Go on Sale TODAY!

In April, Mattel launched it's Sheroes collection of Barbies, which celebrates powerful women who have inspired young women by breaking boundaries. Included in the collection was a doll depicting the beautiful Ava DuVernay, director of the critically acclaimed film Selma. FYI; DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the... Continue Reading →

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