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  • Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Set for Spotlight at Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 13, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a 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 […]

  • Vincent Harding – MLK Speechwriter, Civil Rights Activist Dead at 82

    May 26, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *(Via Denver Post) – Dr. Vincent Harding, civil rights leader and beloved Iliff School of Theology professor, known for decades of “behind the scenes” social justice activism and work with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 82. “He’s the most important civil rights leader not everyone has heard of,” Iliff professor […]

  • Dr. Boyce Watkins Believes VH1 Is Destroying the Black Community

    Apr 23, 14 by Qwest7 8 Comments


    *Ask Dr. Boyce Watkins about VH1 and he’ll likely outline reasons why the network he calls “The Evil Empire” is doing more harm than good to the black community. So much so that Watkins has noticed how VH1’s “endless stream of reality TV shows tend to focus on taking otherwise irrelevant black people and making […]