Selma

She is on track to become the hottest director this year.   Ava DuVernay is on track to become the hottest director this year. And she has now has another notch under her belt. The Selma director is set to head the crew for the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The announcement comes shortly after word […]

Selma director Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote speech at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, where she discussed her Oscar experience when she went the 87th Academy Awards ceremony this year. Although Ava’s film was shut out by the academy’s voting panel for directing and acting, Variety is reporting she admitted when she attended the event, she […]

In an exclusive with Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now during the fiftieth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” MLK lieutentant Diane Nash tells why she refused to march across the bridge with former President George W. Bush —in her mind, he was a man who condoned violence. Nash, who was in King’s inner circle during some of his most significant […]

March 7 marks the 50-year anniversary of what is commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday.” A group of peaceful, civil rights activists made the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to advocate for equal voting rights. They were beaten, gassed, and some were killed in conjunction with the march that ultimately led to the […]

A billboard with the visage of the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was recently erected within sight of the Edmund Pettus Bridge…

  50 years ago this week, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a host of others, including Congressman John Lewis then a young civil rights…

  Jacque Reid talks to Congresswoman Terri Sewell about the 50th celebration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, AL. “As a daughter of Selma, we are so…

This weekend, Selma, Alabama celebrates its significant place in history with the Selma 50 celebration. 50 years ago this weekend, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing…

Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing the lack of diversity of this year’s Oscars. SEE ALSO: Ava Duvernay Will Direct And Produce CBS Pilot The director of “Selma,” which received a Best Picture nod, told The New […]

If you’ve seen Selma, you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom […]