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Missouri Governor Halts Execution of Marcellus Williams After DNA Evidence Raises Questions About Guilt

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By Sharee Silerio If we didn’t know before, Ava DuVernay’s documentary film “13th” laid it all out for the world to see. The United States justice system is anything but fair, and has become a new form of slavery. Countless men and women around the nation have gone to prison and/or died for crimes they didn’t commit. Continue Reading Thankfully,…

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Ava DuVernay Tells The Story of ‘Central Park Five’ In New Netflix Documentary

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com You know you didn’t do anything, but they don’t believe you. Hot lights beam down on you, and they tell you that your friends have already given you up. They say you can go home…if you just tell them what they want to hear. Continue Reading Coerced confessions, unjust incarcerations–this is the real life…

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Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna will Co-star in Twitter-Inspired Film by Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae

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By Sharee Silerio We’re all aware of social media’s power and influence. It’s news. It’s commentary. It’s social change. It’s comedy. It’s movement-building. It’s error-correcting. It can be anything we want it to be. Last month, #BlackTwitter demonstrated its power to make things happen with two tweets. Twitter user @blaquepink shared this bomb photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o from…

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Take A First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Queen Sugar’

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By Sharee Silerio Fans yearning to satisfy their #GimmeSugar cravings don’t have too much longer to wait because season two of Queen Sugar is near! Continue Reading Last season, millions of viewers tuned in to the riveting debut show, making it the #1 new cable series for African-American women. The critically-acclaimed drama from Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive…

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Ava DuVernay Has Been Named One Of The ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

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By Sharee Silerio Ava DuVernay, an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director and distributor of independent films, has been named on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list. Continue Reading The annual list, in its fourth year, critiques focusing on the negative things leaders do and instead aims to pay homage to people around the world who “excel at leading effectively in today’s…

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