Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay


Mom of 10: When They See Us, Wrinkle in Time, Queen Sugar, 13th, Selma, Middle of Nowhere, Venus VS, I Will Follow, My Mic Sounds Nice, This is The Life. xo

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“While COVID has killed 1 out of every 800 Black people, even more stunning is the deadly efficiency with which it has targeted young Black men. One study found that Black people ages 35 to 44 died at nine times the rate of white people the same age.”

“Turman began his career at 12 years old as the son of Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee in the first production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN. ‘It was a blessing and a curse. I started in a play that broke barriers in so many categories. It set my standards so high.’”

“Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” – Nikki Giovanni

Raise a glass, even an imaginary one, to 2021. Dearest New Year, we have high hopes for you. Please be nice to us. Onward, A.

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“I know your pain. I know your hurt. But you have to go home now... We love you. You’re very special.” - Trump to his terrorists

For those who may need it spelled out very simply. From @CharlesMBlow  with an assist from @DarrenWalker .

“The insurrectionist mob that stormed the Capitol at the president's behest included GOP officials, far-right militants, white supremacists and adherents of the QAnon myth that government is secretly controlled by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophile cannibals.” What a sentence.

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I thought I was thorough, but this taught me not to forget the thumbs! Take a look. And blessings to all today. 👋🏾✋🏾👐🏾🙌🏾👍🏾

White people talking to white people. More of this please. If you’re white and you believe yourself not to be racist, yet you don’t talk to your white friends like this or stand up beyond tweets for Black people... you simply aren’t who you think you are.

You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd 

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May you have a beautiful return, King. We will miss you so.

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Sixteen year old Cornelius Fredericks, died on May 1, 2020, after being restrained by Lakeside Academy staff. He screamed: “I can’t breathe.” His killers are Michael Mosley, Zachary Solis and Heather McLogan, now charged with involuntary manslaughter + second-degree child abuse.

This needs to happen on EVERY lie. It's up to the press to do this EVERY time. Go hard, y'all. On EVERY lie.

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I’m seeing this all across the country in video after video for a week. I wish more mainstream outlets would cover it. They won’t. They don’t. But we know.

A handy household tip for those who need to get zip ties off of your bread, bags of apples, Doritos and other everyday things that one might need to remove zip ties from.

Become your ancestor's wildest dream.

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