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  • 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 […]

  • Ava DuVernay on Her ‘Selma’ Full Circle; & How David Oyelowo ‘Got Me the Job’

    Jul 25, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Before filmmaker Ava Duvernay became the 2012 darling of Sundance for her second feature film “Middle of Nowhere,” she was one of Hollywood’s most sought after publicists. Her marketing and publicity firm The DuVernay Agency (later known as DVA Media + Marketing), specializing in the African American market, worked more than 100 film and television […]

  • Wendell Pierce Joins Paramount’s MLK film ‘Selma’

    May 30, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Wendell Pierce, a standout alum of HBO shows “The Wire” and “Treme,” has signed on to join Paramount’s Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma.” Ava DuVernay is directing the film, which focuses on the attempts of black marchers to walk from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, in 1965, in order to gain voting […]