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Unruly: Mahershala Ali to Star as Jack Johnson in HBO’s New Miniseries

Unruly: Mahershala Ali to star as Jack Johnson in HBO’s new miniseries After over a year since True Detective had debuted its third season, Variety is bringing word that two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has set up his latest collaboration with HBO as he officially signs for the leading role in the upcoming limited series titled Unruly. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, the six-part miniseries will center around the life of the late boxing legend Jack Johnson. RELATED: Ava DuVernay Produci...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Tom Hanks, TV News, Ken Burns, Johnson, Ava Duvernay, Jim Crow, Ali, Unruly, Dominique Morisseau, Tony, Jack Johnson, Beau Willimon

Ozark Renewed for Expanded Fourth & Final Season at Netflix

Ozark Renewed for Expanded Fourth & Final Season at Netflix Netflix’s crime drama series Ozark has been renewed for an expanded fourth and final season at the streamer, according to Variety. The fourth season will consist of 14 episodes, split into two parts consisting of seven episodes each. The previous seasons ran with 10 episodes each. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Jason Bateman, Ava Duvernay, Garner, Bateman, Ozark, Mundy, ComingSoon, Netflix Netflix, Lisa Emery, Chris Mundy, MRC Television

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Review: Portrait of Civil Rights Icon Couldn’t Be More Timely

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the civil rights crusader who became a 17-term Democratic congressman from Georgia, is a movie that could scarcely be any timelier.And it’s also, strangely enough, a movie that feels outside of the current time.How timely? Well, a couple of weeks before the premiere of the film, director Ava DuVernay and many others endorsed a proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for Lewis, who suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Cbs News, Georgia, Selma, House, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Montgomery

Netflix announces Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick's life story is headed to Netflix.
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‘Colin in Black and White’: Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick Team Up For Netflix Series Based on Kaepernick’s High School Years

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are joining forces for a new Netflix series. They’ve created Colin in Black and White, a limited series which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” But this isn’t a documentary series – it will be scripted, and Kaepernick will serve as the show’s narrator. In 2016, Kaepernick (who was the quarterback for the S...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Minneapolis, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Ava Duvernay, True Story, White, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick

Netflix Debuts The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Poster & Photos

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix Debuts The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Poster & Photos Netflix has released the official The Umbrella Academy Season 2 poster and additional photos for the streamer’s upcoming second season of the superhero series launching on July 31 (via Vital Thrills). You can check out the full poster and new photos now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
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Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series

Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, When They See Us) and activist/ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are developing a new limited series for Netflix titled Colin in Black & White. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); go...
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Colin Kaepernick’s Life Is Being Turned Into A Netflix Series With Ava DuVernay

The scripted limited series will explore the athlete and activist's formative high school years.
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Colin Kaepernick Gets Netflix Original Series Based On His High School Years

TURLOCK (CBS13) — Netflix announced a new dramatic series based on the high school years of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The new dramatic scripted series, named “Colin In Black & White” was announced on Monday. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick helmed the project. He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams. She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions. From @Kaepernick7 & @ava, the dramatic scripted series Colin ...
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Colin Kaepernick Scripted Series From Ava DuVernay, ‘When They See Us’ Writer Set at Netflix

Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming for a scripted series about the NFL quarterback’s high school years at Netflix, Variety has learned. The six-episode series is currently titled “Colin in Black & White.” It will provide a look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his […]
Tags: News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, Kaepernick, Netflix Variety

‘Hair Love’ Director Recruits Lil Rel Howery For Heist Comedy ‘The Come Up’

Matthew A. Cherry won an Oscar for his 2019 short film Hair Love, which he wrote, produced, and directed, and now he’s lined up his first feature film since taking home his Academy Award. He’ll direct The Come Up, a heist comedy starring Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street), and Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You). Collider reports that Cherry will step behind the camera for The Come Up, which is being described as a cross between F. Gary Gray’s 1995 comedy Friday a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, America, Ocean, New Line, Steven Soderbergh, Ava Duvernay, Cherry, Pete, Fowler, Gary Gray, Matthew A. Cherry, Lucas Brothers, Superior Donuts, Matthew Cherry

Ava DuVernay: 7 Fascinating Facts About The Filmmaker

The Selma, The 13th, and A Wrinkle in Time director has had quite a career and it's just the beginning.
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Ava DuVernay, ARRAY Filmworks Team Talk Growing Creative Community Internally

Ava DuVernay, Sarah Bremner, and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks joined the Variety Virtual TV Fest on Wednesday, detailing how they have used ARRAY as a means to develop and nurture new talent. “‘Queen sugar’ is a very special show to us because it was kind of the TV moment that launched this conversation on, ‘Hey, […]
Tags: News, Ava Duvernay, Paul Garnes, Variety Virtual TV Fest, ARRAY Filmworks, Ava DuVernay Sarah Bremner

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Teases His TV Series About a 13-Foot Tall Black Man in Oakland

Boots Riley, the filmmaker behind 2018’s savage cinematic satire Sorry to Bother You, seems to have found his next project. Earlier today on Twitter, Riley teased that he was developing a new TV series called I’m a Virgo, which is about a 13-foot tall Black man living in Oakland, California. Whoa. I’m a Virgo Announcement I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. It’s called I’m A Virgo. Jharrel Jerome is playing the lead. I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Casting, Netflix, David Cronenberg, Jeff Bezos, Oakland, Ava Duvernay, Boots Riley, Riley, Jerome, Spades, Media Res, Michael Ellenberg, Jharrel Jerome

AFI & Universal Hosting Special Do The Right Thing Online Party

AFI & Universal hosting special Do The Right Thing online party The American Film Institute has announced that AFI Movie Club is partnering with Universal Pictures to offer free rentals of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and host a special online conversation with the Academy Award-winning writer/director! The announcement video from guest and BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give Now Streaming Free! ...
Tags: Movies, Kerry Washington, Spike Lee, Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Ali, Universal Pictures, Amandla Stenberg, Lee, Golden Globe, Harry Met Sally, Do the Right Thing, American Film Institute, AFI, VUDU, Amazon Apple

Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us Available to Watch Online for Free

Netflix has put When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s 4-episode mini-series about the Central Park Five, in front of their paywall for free viewing. Here’s the trailer: The 2013 Ken Burns documentary The Central Park Five is available to watch on the PBS site and also on Amazon. As previously noted, DuVernay’s 13th and Selma are also both available to watch online for free. Tags: Ava DuVernay   crime   Ken Burns   movies   Netflix   racism   The Central Park Five   trailers   TV   video   Whe...
Tags: Amazon, Netflix, Selma, Ken Burns, Pbs, Ava Duvernay, Central Park Five, Jason Kottke, DuVernay

Ava DuVernay, Kerry Washington and Lineup for ‘A Night in the Writers’ Room’ Announced for Variety’s Virtual TV Festival

Variety has announced the lineup for its virtual “A Night in the Writers’ Room,” the evening program for the Variety Virtual TV Fest on June 23-25. Virtual conversations and panels will include some of the stars and creators from hit shows, including Ava DuVernay and Kerry Washington. “A Night in the Writers’ Room” will take […]
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Stacey Abrams calls for accountability after Atlanta police shoot black man – live

‘Sleeping in a drive-thru must not end in death’ Abrams said of Rayshard Brooks’ deathTrump gives address amid tensions with military leadersHas Trump been left behind by America’s awakening on racism?Black candidates and political groups see a surge of supportUK protests: BLM counter-demonstrators clash with London policeSign up to our First Thing newsletter 7.58pm BST A relative of Rayshard Brooks, the African American man shot dead by police in Atlanta last night, has spoken about his gri...
Tags: John Lewis, London, Protest, Republicans, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Selma, Kkk, Donald Trump

Local Businesses Love the ‘Domestic Terror’ Zone in Seattle, Actually

President Donald Trump says Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, a largely police-free community space fashioned amid protests, is run by “domestic terrorists.” Seattle’s police department made (and walked back) a claim about anarchists “extorting” businesses in the area.But actual businesses around the zone say they’re watching Ava DuVernay films, handing out granola bars, and having a nice time.Following several nights of showdowns between police and protesters, in which cops made liberal u...
Tags: News, Washington, America, Capitol Hill, Lincoln, Seattle, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay, Black, Trump, Hill, National Guard, Seattle Times, Gilmore, Bok

Seattle protesters take over city blocks to create police-free 'autonomous zone'

For three days, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or Chaz, has offered ‘a snippet of a reality the people can have’Hundreds of protesters have taken over several blocks of Seattle and transformed it into the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or “Chaz”, helping to amplify nationwide protests while offering a real-world example of what a community can look like without police.For three days, protesters have filled several blocks and at least part of a park in the artsy Capitol Hill neighborhood of Sea...
Tags: News, Washington, Capitol Hill, Kim, Seattle, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Trump, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Chaz, Shaun Scott, Cap Hill, Jenny Durkan, Durkan, Radical Left Democrats

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas HBO Series Is Available to Watch Online for Free

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas was an HBO documentary series created and hosted by writer and comedian Wyatt Cenac. The entire run of the show is available for free on YouTube (and on the HBO website) for the next month, but of particular interest is the first season, which was dedicated to the problem of policing in America. The first episode of season one, embedded above, explores police training (specifically “warrior training”) and how it contributed to the death of Philando Castile in Minn...
Tags: Hbo, Craigslist, Minneapolis, America, Selma, Ava Duvernay, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Kottke, Philando Castile, Cenac, Wyatt Cenac Wyatt Cenac

Ava DuVernay criticizes media coverage of protests

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay ​questioned the motives of those who say they can only support "peaceful" protesters during an Oprah town hall discussion about racism.
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Film Academy Elects Record Number of Women, People of Color to Board of Governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced results for its annual board of governors election, to record diversity and gender inclusion. The number of female Academy governors has increased from 25 to 26, the Academy said in a Wednesday announcement, and people of color increases from 11 to 12, including the three […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Whoopi Goldberg, Ava Duvernay, Academy, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences

Selma Online Initiative Offers a Free Civil Rights History Guide

Selma Online initiative offers an online free Civil rights history guide Last week, Paramount Pictures had announced that director Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed film Selma is now streaming free on all US digital platforms throughout this month as a way to support the ongoing global protests for the Black Lives Matter movement. For viewers, who want to gain a much better understanding about the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 civil rights movement, documentary filmmaker and Harva...
Tags: Movies, US, America, Harvard, Selma, Ava Duvernay, Paramount Pictures, Martin Luther King Jr, Montgomery, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Amandla Stenberg, Golden Globe, Montgomery Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lorraine Toussaint, ComingSoon

Netflix Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Collection of Movies, TV Shows and Documentaries

Netflix is promoting a new “Black Lives Matter” collection to U.S. subscribers, featuring over 45 titles about racial injustice and the experience of Black Americans. Movies, TV shows and documentaries in the Black Lives Matter collection include Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” (releasing Friday, June 12); Ava DuVernay’s “13th” and “When They See Us”; “Mudbound”; […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Spike Lee, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay

Ava DuVernay Calls Out Mainstream Media for ‘Conflating’ Protestors and Looters in Oprah Winfrey Town Hall

Ava DuVernay has called out the mainstream media for “conflating” protestors and looters in covering the mass protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. Speaking during the first part of Oprah Winfrey’s two-night town hall titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” on racism in America, DuVernay […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, America, Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, David Oyelowo, George Floyd, Oprah Winfrey Town Hall

‘The Hate U Give’ is Available to Rent for Free on Digital Platforms as Protests Supporting Black Lives Matter Continue

As the protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement continue across the country, more and more people are looking for movies and shows to watch that address the root issues of that movement. (And no, The Help is not exactly the best available option.) Studios and filmmakers are making some particularly relevant movies free to rent, and it’s hard to get more relevant than 2018’s The Hate U Give, which involves the police shooting an unarmed black man, and what happens when the officer’s n...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Selma, New York Times, Adaptation, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay, 20th Century Fox, Starr, Amandla Stenberg, Pete, Khalil, Anthony Mackie, Peter Sciretta

Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give Now Streaming Free!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give now streaming free! As unified protests continue throughout the country for the Black Lives Matter movement and the abolition of systematic racism, director George Tillman Jr. took to Twitter to reveal that his 2018 drama film The Hate U Give is now available to rent for free on all digital platforms in the U.S. The Amandla Stenberg-led film joins Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy in hopes of providing something that cou...
Tags: Movies, America, Fox, Selma, New York Times, Regina Hall, Ava Duvernay, Starr, Amandla Stenberg, Lisa, Khalil, Movie News, Stenberg, George Tillman Jr, Angela Thomas, Russell Hornsby

Ava DuVernay’s Selma and 13th Available to Watch Online for Free

Last month, Netflix posted a number of their educational programs on YouTube for free, including Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13th on race, justice, and mass incarceration in America. Here’s the full-length film ( ): On Friday, Paramount Pictures started offering DuVernay’s Selma for free rental on a variety of platforms (Apple, Amazon, etc.). Selma is an historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. If you haven’t...
Tags: America, Netflix, Selma, Ava Duvernay, Paramount Pictures, Martin Luther King Jr, Jason Kottke, Michael B Jordan, Montgomery Alabama, DuVernay, Apple Amazon, Jaime Foxx

Racial Injustice & Long-term Thinking

Long Now Community, Since 01996, Long Now has endeavored to foster long-term thinking in the world by sharing perspectives on our deep past and future. We have too often failed, however, to include and listen to Black perspectives. Racism is a long-term civilizational problem with deep roots in the past, profound effects in the present, and so many uncertain futures. Solving the multigenerational challenge of racial inequality requires many things, but long-term thinking is undoubtedly one...
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