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As if Ava DuVernay wasn’t already #BlackGirlMagic goals, she is now taking her brilliance to the cover of Essence magazine. As the March 2017 cover girl, she is the face of the magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood issue. Naturally she looks gorgeous, but she also gives an in-depth interview on a variety of topics, including […]

When the doors to Hollywood are closed tightly shut, marginalized voices often take to independent film to tell their stories. The best place to see those films, and possibly discover the next Spike Lee or Ava DuVernay? The Sundance Film Festival. The nation’s largest and most prestigious film festival has launched the careers of some […]

Black History Month is officially underway and Netflix has curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are educational, thought provoking and entertaining, each of which will keep us informed all month long. Check out a few notable movies to watch on Netflix during this Black History Month. 13th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary, […]

With the Obama family exiting the White House, this issue hopes to empower.

Common stopped by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show to chat about his new album, “Black America Again,” which drops on November 4th. He talks about a time he got suspended and subsequently ended up in big trouble with his mom, who was a school principal. Plus, he discusses the plethora of movie roles he’s been […]

It doesn’t get much busier than Ava DuVernay these days. From tackling TV with the critically-acclaimed Queen Sugar on OWN, to directing A Wrinkle in Time for Disney and now debuting a documentary on Netflix, she is without a doubt one of the most in-demand women in Hollywood. Perhaps the best thing about her ridiculously […]

Summer may quickly be slipping away, but the season is just starting to heat up thanks to upcoming television and film premieres from entertainment’s newest heartthrob and man-crush, Kofi Siriboe. This month, the 22-year Los Angeles native boldly covers Upscale’s Best of the Best issue swathed in show-stopping looks from Italian fashion-house Etro. During the […]

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President Obama made history on Wednesday by issuing the largest amount of commutations the nation has ever seen in a single day. He commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, many of whom were behind bars for low-level drug offenses. President Obama used these commutations as an avenue to directly combat lengthy minimum sentences. Some […]

There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon that is Ava DuVernay. Almost daily, there is news about her doing something amazing while continuing to break down the iron-clad barriers of Hollywood. Her latest round of success involves her making history as the newest director of the $100 million movie club. With Ava DuVernay set […]