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On this day in 1990, the city of Selma, Ala. once again became the epicenter of racial tensions after a city-wide school boycott. Students were angered at the firing of the city’s first Black school superintendent, Dr. Norwand Rousell, who lost his job after dismantling what he felt was a discriminatory policy. In 1987, Dr. […]

No, really.  The director, whose film Selma was nominated for Best Picture Oscar even though she somehow wasn’t nominated for Best Director, is a part of Barbie’s “Sheroes” line of dolls which go on sale today. See all the Sheroes by clicking here  

Ava DuVernay is about to break the internet with her stunning cover of Elle Magazine. The publication recognized her as one of the “most important directors of her generation.” Inside the publication, the Golden Globe nominee talks about her upcoming documentary, Venus vs. Venus which chronicles the rise of fellow Compton native, Venus Williams. Beyond […]

Roland Martin caught up with director Ava DuVernay during the Color Of Change’s 10th Anniversary Gala. During their chat, DuVernay discussed the relaunch of The…

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Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 104, and the nation is mourning one of the most storied individuals from the…

Demonstrators protest racial injustice for 40 days from Selma to Washington D.C.

Source: Heather Kennedy/Getty Images / Getty Selma director Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote speech at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, where she discussed her Oscar…

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…

Fifty years ago, police in Selma, Ala., brutally beat peaceful protestors attempting to march over the now infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge — a roadway named…

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  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…