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Ava DuVernay Receives Huge Acclaim at NAACP Image Awards

While Lily Gladstone and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar snubs this year have been widely discussed, there is one important film that sorely lacked representation at the Oscars, and in the cultural conversation at large: Ava DuVernay’s Origin. Luckily, on Saturday, 3/16, Ava won the award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. read more.

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SWAN of the Day: Ava DuVernay’s Excellence & Activism Inspire

Throughout her career, Ava DuVernay has made history as the first Black woman to not only win an award for Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival, but also to direct an Oscar-nominated Best Picture film AND receive a Golden Globe nomination. Today, the groundbreaking filmmaker celebrates her birthday!read more.

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In praise of THE BLACK PANTHERS (Vanguard of the Revolution)

PostcardTBPThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, an excellent new doc by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, comes at precisely the right moment in American history. (JLH: 4.5/5 & RBM: 4/5)

Rave by F2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner

After the shock of last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo, most Americans of Conscience have finally begun to confront our true legacy of racial discrimination…

Our history as a nation is tarnished not by slavery (which was endemic across the Americas), but by “Jim Crow” and all that followed from it in the century AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which supposedly guaranteed “citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws” to all [male] citizens of all colors, creeds, and races.… read more.

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