Black Hollywood

Ava DuVernay Becomes First African American Woman To Direct A Film With A $100 Million Budget

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Ava DuVernay continues to elevate her Hollywood status, becoming the first black woman to direct a film with a $100 million budget, as she sets out to helm Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. DuVernay first became recognized in the film industry through her visually-captivating independent films,...

The Cast Of Black Panther Is So Black And We Love It

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It’s official. #BlackPanther #SDCC2016 pic.twitter.com/0Cs3kkZldQ — Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) July 24, 2016 What Wonder Woman lacks in color, Black Panther more than makes up for in straight up blackness. At Comic-Con this weekend, the movie’s director, Ryan Coogler, announced that supporting Chadwick Boseman in the flick’s title...

Gabrielle Union On The Humanizing Of Animals Over Black Lives At BET Genius Talks Panel

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#BirthOfANation star #GabrielleUnion talks about the importance of telling OUR history in movies at the Genius Talks panel discussion. Do you agree? #BETX #TheBridgeATT @att A video posted by TheYBF (@theybf_daily) on Jun 25, 2016 at 5:53pm PDT Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union dropped...

Chris Rock Breaks His Oscars Silence With Cryptic Tweet

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Chris Rock has remained silent on all things Oscar from the celebrity boycott plans to folks urging him not to host this year’s awards show to the entire #OscarsSoWhite controversy as a whole. But earlier today, Chris tweeted a 15 second video of static with...

Lupita Nyong’o & Ava DuVernay Could Be Bringing Their #BlackGirlMagic to The Big Screen in New Sci-Fi Film

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Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o could be teaming up for a new sci-fi film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. DuVernay is possibly set to  direct Intelligent Life, a “sci-fi thriller” about a UN worker that falls in love with an alien, to be produced by Steven...

The ‘DuVernay Test’ Measures Meaningful Diversity In Film, Here’s How

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In her New York Times piece on films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Manohla Dargis introduced a new test for meaningful diversity in film. Similar to the Bechdel Test, which measures whether or not women’ on screen presence extends beyond centering around the activities...