Ava DuVernay

OWN is doubling down for the season 3 premiere of Queen Sugar. You’re going to want to set a couple nights aside for the return of Ava DuVernay‘s hit series. According to Shadow and Act, OWN has set a two-night premiere for season 3 of Queen Sugar, which will air May 29 and 30 at […]

There was nothing but black excellence at the box office this weekend. Black Panther ($41.2 million) and A Wrinkle In Time ($33 million) finished 1-2 at the box office this weekend and made a little history in the process. Together, they’re the first films to be helmed by black directors (Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay) to sit at the top spots […]

A Wrinkle in Time arrives in theaters this Friday, but today, R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle gave us a little preview of the film by revealing the visual for an original song from the soundtrack titled, “Warrior.” The Grown-ish stars aren’t the only ones in the video, either. Their voices are the soundtrack for voices the video that […]

As folks prep for the release of A Wrinkle in Time this Friday, expert musician and drummer for The Roots, Questlove, wants to make sure kids young and old can see the movie. He went on Twitter Monday to announce the #WrinkleChallege — a campaign that would push major celebs to donate to a fundraiser helping kids […]

Essence readers will have an advance glance into A Wrinkle In Time as cast leads Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, cover the February issue. In the article titled ‘A Different World,’ Winfrey, Reid and DuVernay open up about their experiences on set, and deep dive into their future trajectories and […]

The Producers Guild of America has selected Ava DuVernay to receive its 2018 visionary award, which recognizes producers for “their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.” DuVernay will pick up her trophy at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The PGA said DuVernay […]

Ava DuVernay has landed a new deal with Oprah Winfrey’s HARPO just as OWN has signed up for another helping of Ava’s hit drama Queen Sugar. With viewers gobbling up every new episode of the current season, OWN has already renewed Queen Sugar for season 3, according to Deadline.com. That wasn’t the only development for […]

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 […]

Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

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