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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, […]

  • FBI Letter to MLK Labels Him A ‘Filthy Abnormal Animal’

    Nov 14, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *For the first time in more than 30 years, the contents of an anonymous letter sent to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have been revealed to the public. The typewritten note, written in 1964 by a deputy of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover posing as a disillusioned civil rights activist, looks to have […]

  • First Look: David Oyelowo as MLK in New ‘Selma’ Trailer (Watch)

    Nov 7, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Paramount has released the first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma.” David Oyelowo stars as the iconic civil rights leader. The pic tracks King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, culminating in the Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights […]

  • Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Set for Spotlight at Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 13, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Writer/director Ava Duvernay is set for the spotlight at the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival — conversing about her upcoming and high-anticipated film, “Selma.” Duvernay will show never-before-seen-scenes from the film at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14.  Urbanworld executive producer Gabrielle Glore will moderate the event. “It […]

  • Knight Out of Hospital; Katt Williams Says Suge Wasn’t Intended Target

    Aug 28, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Three days after being shot six times in the stomach at a pre-VMA party last Saturday, Suge Knight is out of the hospital. TMZ spoke to the music mogul’s rep, who said Knight left Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. around 6 a.m. early Wednesday morning. What’s more impressive is doctors tell the site that Knight […]