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It’s been nearly eight years since fans have heard new music from Sade. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay made and exciting announcement Tuesday, her upcoming Disney adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time will feature a roster of female artists for the film’s soundtrack, including a new original song from Sade, called “Flower Of The Universe.” A Wrinkle […]

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary “13th” was a big winner at the first night of the Creative Arts Emmys. 13th was nominated for eight awards, and won four in the categories of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Writing for Nonfiction Programs, Outstanding Documentary Design, and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “The Letter to the Free,” […]

Hands down “Queen Sugar” is one of the best shows on tv. From the looks of this teaser the Bordelons are coming back stronger than ever! Queen Sugar will debut its second season on June 20 and June 21 in a two-night premiere on OWN, and will have an all-female directing team handling things behind […]

As if Ava DuVernay wasn’t already #BlackGirlMagic goals, she is now taking her brilliance to the cover of Essence magazine. As the March 2017 cover girl, she is the face of the magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood issue. Naturally she looks gorgeous, but she also gives an in-depth interview on a variety of topics, including […]

Say it isn’t so. Two of our favorite shows Queen Sugar and Insecure on HBO have now come to and end. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they are both coming back for second seasons and in the case of Queen Sugar, they are shooting three more episodes for Season 2. And […]

It is with teary eyes that I must remind you that the first season of Queen Sugar is coming to an end. This is only good news if you are just now catching up, or if you haven’t watched at all yet, because that means you can just binge-watch the whole season at your leisure. […]

Even though these episodes of Queen Sugar were likely written last year, the themes are timeless. That’s evident in this tenth episode of the show, “So Far.” The episode covers a lot of ground, but like much of Queen Sugar it does so in moving and nuanced ways. Reporter Nova (Rutina Wesley) is going to […]

With the Obama family exiting the White House, this issue hopes to empower.

 And we’re back. We’re now recapping a show, Queen Sugar, you all seem to like, if you have OWN, which is still and issue. (Note to Oprah: Please give us cable cutters a standalone app option, or for those who still have cable, a less expensive cable tier for your network. Thanks.) So we’re already […]

  Filmmaker Ava Duvernay is best known for work on Selma, Queen Sugar and now the incredible Netflix documentary, 13th. She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the success of the documentary, what to expect from her new film A Wrinkle In Time and what’s next for the OWN hit, Queen Sugar. “It’s breaking records, people […]

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

  10/17/16- Roland Martin talks to Tamika Mallory of the New York Justice League about the importance of Ava Duvernay’s Netflix Original 13th.   “Ava has been able to explain something what we’ve been talking about. The constitution says you are free unless you commit a crime. I thought it was excellent that she was able […]