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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How many musical genres can you count in this one performance? Before Chuck Berry, Little Richard and definitely before Elvis Presley, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Blazing trails and singing praises. Born this day in 1915 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.

An eye-opener that I watched last year airs on @PBS  tonight. CODED BIAS chronicles Joy Buolamwini, a Ghanaian-American computer scientist based at @MIT  and founder of Algorithmic Justice League, as she fights bias in our decision-making software. So good.

How I’m running through the rest of this week.

@anoushasakoui  @ArrayCrewP  @thucnhi21r  @TheJTCListo  @RiKarlou  @kayden_phoenixd  @KnowHue  to be included alongside all these beautiful groups that are working toward balance, equity and inclusion in our industry. Thanks, . @anoushasakoui 

If you believe in a power greater than you, please hold the family of Mr. George Floyd in prayer through the trial of his murderer, Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The family will hear character assassination and details of their loved one’s murder. Horrific. Hold them in light.

Worth your time. Strong piece by @jessica_roy  from @latimes . Good practical advice for different kinds of folks, various situations. I particularly appreciate the paragraph about alternatives to calling police. And I learned something new: the five Ds.

Tom, I loved writing NEW GODS with you. I’m upset that the saga of Barda, Scott, Granny, Highfather and The Furies ends this way. Diving into Kirby’s Fourth World was the adventure of a lifetime. That can’t be taken away. Thank you for your friendship. And remember... #DarkseidIs 

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Thank you for loving us. Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis

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One of my favorite performances in one of my favorite films was given by DMX. If you haven’t seen BELLY in a while or at all, gift yourself with his talent in that film this weekend. #RIPDMX 

What a gift, @TrevellAnderson . Thanks for speaking with all three women who directed QUEEN SUGAR Season Five. They had major hurdles to greatness. But they jumped them all - and won. Much love to Lauren Wolkstein, Lisa France and Cierra Glaude. Brava. xo!

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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. 👋🏾✋🏾👐🏾🙌🏾👍🏾

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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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.

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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Become your ancestor's wildest dream.

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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.

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