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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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The First Images from Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Will Take You Into Different Worlds

The EW images show director Ava DuVernay with Storm Reid who plays Meg, the protagonist "who’s whisked on a cosmic adventure to find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine)."

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Ava DuVernay’s New Netflix Project Is About the Central Park Five, Whose Deaths Trump Called for in 1989

The 13th director writes, "Five innocent teens of color. Coerced confessions. Unjust incarceration. Demands for their death by the man who would become President."

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Things We Saw Today: This Is Us Star Milana Vayntrub Tells Her Refugee Story

Milana Vayntrub, whom you might know from the hit show This Is Us, came to the United States from Russia when she was three.

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Art Collector Agnes Gund Starts a Criminal Justice Fund: “This is what I need to do.”

Art collector Agnes Gund recently confirmed she sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 "Masterpiece" for $165 million for the explicit purpose of creating the Art for Justice Fund, hopefully encouraging a new wave of activism in the fine art world.

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Things We Saw Today: Lucy Liu Was On the Set of Luke Cage Season 2…But Why?

Lucy Liu was on the set of Luke Cage Season 2 as it filmed in Harlem!

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The Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna Scammer Movie Is Really Happening

What started off as essentially fan fiction and fan casting quickly picked up steam as Nyong'o and Rihanna both said they were game for the film, leading Black Twitter to start enlisting all kinds of Black Girl Magic like director Ava DuVernay and writer Issa Rae. Guess what? That's happening too.

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Orange Is the New Black S5 Trailer Shows Us the Series We Need Post-13th and Post-Election

Season 5 of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black drops in a little less than a month, and though the streaming service dropped a "first look" clip from the upcoming season last month, they haven't released a full trailer until now. Check it out above!

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