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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Did you know that the incredible musician @questlove  directed a gorgeous documentary that has won awards and acclaim for chronicling a little known Black music festival that was nearly lost to history? Well, he did. And it’s playing now on @hulu . Enjoy!

For those of us who are old enough to remember the Sunday night network movies before cable and streaming, you know why this is pretty cool for me and the whole team that made SELMA. Our film makes its network television debut this Sunday night on @CBS . 🖤

Dear @guyraz , Thank you for this lovely conversation. I enjoyed talking with you very much. Wishing you every good thing. Onward, Ava

“Every story that I create, creates me.” - Octavia ButlerBorn on this day in 1947.

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Derek Chauvin is a murderer. A murderer who watched multiple people plead for the life of the man he killed in broad daylight. A murderer who placed the full weight of his body on another human being’s neck and felt the life drain out of him. Derek Chauvin is a murderer.

Suzzanne Douglas was a quiet, elegant force as we made WHEN THEY SEE US. A gentlewoman. A gem of a lady. A confident, caring actor who breathed life into the words and made them shimmer. I’m grateful that our paths in this life crossed. May she journey on in peace and love.

“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” - Jimmy Carter

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Mare of Easttown? Lovecraft Country? Queen’s Gambit? If you thought those shows brought drama, this roller coaster of an article about the HFPA’s internal chaos, infighting and general cluelessness takes the cake. Spiraling out of control to keep control.

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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.

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.

George Stinney Jr. He was fourteen. Three months after being arrested, he was executed on this day in 1944. They used a bible as a booster seat when they sat him in the electric chair. Seventy years later, he was exonerated for the murder of 2 white girls.

I’ve just signed a petition about this bridge to dignity as seen in SELMA. It is named after a KKK grand wizard and confederate warlord. Edmund Pettus Bridge should be the John Lewis Bridge. Named for a hero. Not a murderer. Join this call. It’s past due.

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