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Things We Saw Today: Michaela Coel Knows All About Your “USS Callister” Memes

Michaela Coel had a cheeky response when she realized that people were using an image of her "USS Callister" character from Black Mirror as a meme.

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Ava DuVernay and Jay-Z Construct an Epic “Family Feud” That Centers People of Color and a Feminine Perspective

After seeing snippets and hints for seemingly forever, we finally have the full video for Jay-Z's "Family Feud," featuring Queen Bey and directed by another Queen, Ava DuVernay. Oh yeah, and it stars damn near every celebrity on the planet.

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Things We Saw Today: Shuri’s Strike Gauntlets from Black Panther Are Now Available As Nerf Toys

Black Girl Nerds is reporting that Shuri's strike gauntlets from Black Panther are now available as wearable Nerf gun toy, and my cup runneth over.

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Things We Saw Today: Want to Craft a Not-Awful Apology? There’s a Video Game for That

If you're wondering if you're part of the problem, and what to do about it, game designer Elizabeth Sampat has designed a guide for recognizing behavior and crafting meaningful, sincere apologies. Considering how difficult that seems to be for so many people, this guide is almost infuriatingly simple.

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5 Female Writer/Directors Better Suited to Batgirl Than Joss Whedon

Batgirl is a symbol that belongs to everyone, particularly to women, girls, and anyone on the female side of the spectrum who needs a hero in which they can see her/themselves. Joss Whedon isn't the voice we need to be hearing on this right now. Here are five women who could be.

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The New Wrinkle in Time Trailer Is Absolutely Stunning

Disney has dropped a second trailer for Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, and it is seriously beautiful.

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Ava DuVernay On Making A Wrinkle in Time an Inclusive Sci-Fi Vision “Through the Lens of a Black Woman”

"A hero doesn’t have to be defined so narrowly.”

"She should be able to know that she can walk through any door — even if the door is not there. If you start walking towards it, it will appear for you. And it’s not only for black girls but all kinds of girls — and boys too. A hero doesn’t have to be defined so narrowly.”

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Video Manip That Shows the Trump Team’s Perp Walks Is the Best Thing Ever

Before the reality of Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (and associates) being indicted came to pass, director Ava DuVernay tweeted a short video that I promptly sent to everyone I know with the message "This is the best thing I've ever seen."

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Women Directors That Actors Should Be Working With Instead of Allen & Polanski

As we work towards creating healthier and safer workplaces for women in their industries, Hollywood has a question it needs to answer: are they going to support more women?

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“Good Guys” Do Exist: Here Are a Few Examples to Keep An Eye On in the Fight Against Sexism

As Ava DuVernay reminded us when she spoke at the Hammer Museum Gala earlier this week, "good guys" do exist. As rife as Hollywood is with terrible, horrifying examples of manhood, there are also those who genuinely and wholeheartedly embrace their role in doing better and furthering the cause of gender equality. I needed to take a minute to acknowledge them here; to remind myself that the world isn't a complete shit-show.

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Ava DuVernay Helps Bring Us Together, Like The Awesome Queen She Is

In these dark times, we find ourselves looking for heroes to help guide us through the uphill battle that is slowly dismantling toxic masculinity and the influence those men have over our world. Thankfully, the universe gave us Ava DuVernay.

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Pacific Rim & Westworld Composer Ramin Djawadi Joins Ava DuVernay’s Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay shared the news that Ramin Djawadi would be composing Disney's A Wrinkle in Time adaptation on Twitter.

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Netflix’s Teach Us All Shows Educational Inequality Didn’t End With Brown Vs. Board of Ed

In addition to creating searing documentaries about injustice, like her Emmy-winning 13th, Ava DuVernay also distributes worthwhile films from other talented filmmakers through her distribution company, ARRAY. The latest is a documentary called Teach Us All, which takes on the systemic inequality in education.

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RuPaul, 13th, and Samantha Bee Are Among the Winners From Night 1 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

On Night 1 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Ava DuVernay's 13th won Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, RuPaul won for Best Reality Host, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took home Outstanding Interactive Program.

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Looking to Be Inspired AF? Look No Further Than the Amazing Women on These Time Magazine Covers

Time Magazine's latest project shines a spotlight on 46 remarkable, contemporary women who've achieved greatness and some astonishing firsts.

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Let Ava DuVernay Educate You About August 28th’s Significance in Black History

For the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC, the director debuted "August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People," a commissioned 22-minute film that examines significant moments in African-American history that occurred on this date.

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Things We Saw Today: When You’re Ready, Here’s the Final Orphan Black Blooper Reel

Here's a little something that'll brighten up your now Orphan Black-less days.

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Ava DuVernay to Bring Octavia Butler’s Dawn to Television, and It’s About Time

We're finally getting an Octavia Butler adaptation for television! Thanks, Ava DuVernay!

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Ava DuVernay Continues to Kill It With a S3 Renewal For Queen Sugar and a New Deal with Oprah

If you haven't been watching Queen Sugar, get thee to OWN (or to Hulu, where I've been watching it, because I'm a heathen who doesn't have cable) and prepare yourself for some of the most powerful, thought-provoking, and visually stunning storytelling on TV right now. And there will be plenty more to enjoy, as Queen Sugar just got renewed for a third season!

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“Be A Warrior”: The Wrinkle In Time Trailer Is Here!

Director Ava DuVerney revealed the official teaser trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, which she described as "a family story wrapped in an epic adventure, where you see worlds you’ve never seen before."

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