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  • David Oyelowo on Parallels Between Selma and Ferguson

    Dec 17, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *The Christmas Day release of “Selma” caps off a year in which protests over the shooting deaths of unarmed black males by white police officers harkened back to the civil rights protests of the 60s. “Selma” follows the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr., including the violent state […]

  • Oprah and David Oyelowo (‘Selma’) to Protesters: ‘Y’all Are Not the First to Do it ‘

    Dec 16, 14 by Qwest7 7 Comments

    *As we reported earlier, the cast of “Selma” was unified this past weekend as they wore “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during the Ava DuVernay-directed film’s New York premiere. Although “Selma” is based on the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the film’s star, David Oyelowo, […]

  • ‘Selma’ Director Makes History with Golden Globe Nomination

    Dec 11, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *While “Birdman” and “Boyhood” continued their dominance this awards season with Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning in top categories, it was “Selma” that made history at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards nominations. Ava DuVernay became the first African American female filmmaker in the history of the Golden Globes to be nominated in the best director […]

  • ‘Selma’ Cast, Hollywood & Black History Notables Attend Film’s Screening and ‘Legends Who Paved the Way’ Gala (Pics from Event)

    Dec 9, 14 by billie1225 Leave a comment

    *When a list of Black Hollywood’s famous showed  over the weekend for a private screening of “Selma” and the “Legends Who Paved the way Gala,” at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara the sight was spectacular. Special  guests included Oprah Winfey, Director Ava DuVernay and Selma cast including David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Niecy Nash, Lorraine Toussaint, Omar Dorsey, Andre Holland, […]

  • African-American Film Critics Association: ‘Selma’ is Top Film of 2014

    Dec 8, 14 by African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Leave a comment

    *Los Angeles, CA  – “Selma” the first studio film to center around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is the big winner among the critics representing the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). The Paramount film earned multiple awards from AAFCA for Best Director, Ava DuVernay; Best Actor for David Oyelowo and Best Song for its John […]

  • All Aboard For Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ (Video)

    Nov 12, 14 by Ricardo A. Hazell Leave a comment

    *The slow build toward the debut of director Ava DuVernay‘s first big  budget film, “Selma,” is beginning to quicken as major media outlets and independents alike are starting to pick up on the fact that this is shaping up to be a pretty kick ass movie. We haven’t heard anyone say this is an ensemble […]