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'A Wrinkle in Time': Watch the Stunning New Teaser (Video)

Teaser gets dropped two days before the new trailer is released<p>Disney has released a first-look teaser for Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” two …

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(Exclusive) Meet the Black Designer Behind Kaepernick’s GQ Cover: ‘I Didn’t Know What It Was For’

Guy and Sharene Wood/MJP PaparazziExcluding the people who’ve disagreed with Colin Kaepernick’s protests from the get-go, there were a lot of folks …

African-American News

Renowned fashion designer Azzedine Alaï​a dead at 77

Known for his tight-fitting designs, Alaï​a was popular with many celebrities including Rihanna and Lady Gaga<p>Some might know his name from a quick …

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Chelsea Peretti, John Early offer to make this Jake Paul mess into a movie

Jake Paul certainly found one route to a biopic.<p>In 2017, the YouTuber has come to represent a specific kind of social media douchebag: His headlines …

Jake Paul

'Star Wars' live-action TV series: What we know and what we want

Disney has announced that a live action Star Wars TV series is in the works, and we’re bursting with speculation!<p>Star Wars has always had an …

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New Poster For Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time' Spins You In Circles

<i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> just got a brand new poster, which means we’re also getting a new trailer this weekend during Sunday night’s American Music Awards. That trailer will be of key importance since it’ll play on prints of <i>Coco</i>, <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> and <i>Black Panther</i> leading up to the film’s March 9, …

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Months after dazzling us with the first trailer at the D23 expo, Disney has released a gorgeous new poster for <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> <i></i>ahead of a new trailer …

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Fashionable Citizenship Prize

Every month, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our <i>GQ</i> magazine. There are few other places where The Scrapbook can glean instruction on how to wear …

Conservative View

'A Wrinkle In Time' Movie Poster Is So Star-Studded It Will Make You Go Blind

You get a poster! And you get a poster! <i>You</i> get a poster! Let's just pretend we just said that in our best Oprah voice because the icon is getting us …

Movies

Female Filmmakers Are Working To Turn The Weinstein Fallout Into An Opportunity

Women who direct and produce are feeling tentatively hopeful about their prospects, but know there’s still a long way to go. “You can’t undo a hundred years of the entertainment business in a week,” said Amber Tamblyn.<p>Since sexual harassment and assault allegations against film producer Harvey …

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The new poster for A Wrinkle in Time is here and we’re so excited!

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Ava DuVernay speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker Festival at SIR Stage37 on October 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo …

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Mattel Honors Muslim-American Olympic Athlete with New Barbie

Having the most famous face in the toy aisle isn't easy. After all, Barbie, Mattel's long-standing plastic icon, has dealt with her fair share of …

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A Wrinkle in Time Gets a New Poster

A new poster and preview for <b>A Wrinkle In Time</b> offer new looks at Ava DuVernay’s next directorial effort, before the second trailer launch this …

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Netflix’s Mudbound Gives One of Our Most Promising Filmmakers Her Biggest Canvas Yet

It’s almost difficult to believe that only six years after her feature debut, <i>Pariah</i>, Dee Rees has now been empowered to create something as ambitious …

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#QueenSugar’s Finale Made People Weep Sugar Diabetes Tears—But What’s Going On With Nova?

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic<p>“Queen Sugar” Finale Reactions<p>Last night’s 2-hour Queen Sugar finale was a tear-jerker and Ava Duvernay’s devoted “sweeties” …

African-American Culture

Oprah Winfrey Got Emotional Discussing How Much 'Queen Sugar' Means To Her

For two seasons, OWN's <i>Queen Sugar</i> has delivered an important story of love and family ties through the masterful lens of Ava DuVernay.<p>As one of the …

Women of Color

Why Some Artists Are Never Separated From Their Work (and Why Louis C.K. Was)

Louis C.K. as Louie on <i>Louie.</i>FX <i>This article originally appeared in</i> <b>Vulture</b><i>.</i>After the news broke about Louis C.K. and sexual misconduct, my mind ran …

Feminism

Queen Sugar’s Male Actors Think Their Characters Are More Real Because They’re Written by Women

Ahead of its second-season finale, the cast discussed its nuanced approach to character.<p><b>Omar Dorsey</b> has acting credits that date back to 2000. <b>Dondre Whitfield</b> has been performing for 35 years. <b>Timon Kyle Durrett</b> has played bad guys for close to three decades. Each actor says they’ve never played …

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Oprah Will Host Queen Sugar Season Finale Special Because The Episode Is Too Much To Digest Alone

Bless her.

Women of Color

Olympian fencer inspires Barbie's first hijab-wearing doll

'Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented'<p>Doll company Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll to …

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Ava DuVernay To Receive Industry Visionary Award At 2018 ABFF Honors | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Ava DuVernay, a recent Emmy-winner for her Netflix documentary <i>13th,</i> has been tapped as an honoree at the 2018 American Black Film Festival …

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TV highlights: ‘MythBusters’ is back — on Science Channel

<b>The Blacklist</b> (NBC at 8) Tom goes missing in the midseason finale.<p><b>Empire</b> (Fox at 8) The Lyons present a united front Hakeem and Anika’s custody battle heats up.<p><b>Speechless</b> (ABC at 8:30) The DiMeo family scrambles to impress Maya’s mother (guest star Holland Taylor) when she visits for</b> …

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How Colin Kaepernick Inspires Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

<i>GQ</i> sits down with Ava DuVernay (<i>Selma</i>, <i>13th</i>) to ask about her friendship with Colin Kaepernick, and how his protest is a form of art.<p>Has Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement? When he first gained attention for remaining seated during the national anthem, a heated debate ensued on his motivations, …

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This Is What Colin Kaepernick's Protest Mean To Creatives Like Ava DuVernay, Harry Belafonte And More

<i>GQ</i> magazine has named Colin Kaepernick their Citizen of the Year and for good reason.<p>The former quarterback's National Anthem protest has sparked …

Women of Color

GQ’s Citizen of the Year Colin Kaepernick Salutes Vets On Veterans Day + Redskin Josh Norman Gives Cleats To Vet, Steph Curry Makes Some ‘Noise’ For Our Soliders

Our athletes are saluting veterans for Veterans Day. See how <b>Colin Kaepernick, Josh Norman</b> and <b>Steph Curry</b> showed loved inside…Yesterday was Veterans …

Black Culture

Kaepernick lands cover of GQ as 'Citizen of the Year'

Though Colin Kaepernick landed the cover of GQ magazine's "Men of the Year" issue, the former NFL quarterback didn't speak to the publication in an …

Colin Kaepernick

Year One: When Black Women Lead

The past year of political hell in America could have been avoided if the nation had listened to black women. Unlike a majority of white women on …

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The Pitch

For as long as hip-hop has existed, it has reflected the politics of its community. The prison system has shaped life in Black America, so rap has had no choice but to engage in the ongoing battle for criminal-justice reform. “At the same time that an art form created by African American and Latino …

Prison

A 12-Year-Old New Jersey Activist Gets Her Own Book

An 11-year-old girl in West Orange, N.J., drew international attention last year when she became frustrated with the lack of diversity in her school’s literature—and decided to do something about it.<p>Marley Dias’s blog post calling for donations of books featuring black girls as main characters …

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Stand With Kaep: Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Magazine’s Citizen Of The Year

Presenting @Kaepernick7's 2017 GQ Men of the Year cover https://t.co/HZE8XctcIA pic.twitter.com/z4aaNhyEVE— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 13, …

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