Posts Tagged ‘Ava DuVernay’

Colin Kaepernick Only Wanted To Wear Black Designers For His GQ Photoshoot | Refinery29

BY Channing Hargrove Continuing his silent protest, Colin Kaepernick declined to be interviewed for his GQ Man Of The Year cover story. Instead, the magazine talked to activists and friends of the athlete, like rapper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour about their relationship with Kaepernick and protests. […]


GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

Super big shout out to GQ for taking a brave stance and naming Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’. The excellent cover story properly places Kaepernick’s activism in the context of such icons as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. Shot in Harlem, Martin Schoeller’s simply incredible images of the athlete/activist resonate with power, purpose and […]


12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

You NEED to see this film. In fact, now that we are on the precipice of the Trump Era, this movie is more important than ever. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, 13th takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America it merely mutated. […]


Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery | The Independent

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery  | The Independent

BY Andrew Buncombe (@AndrewBuncombe) The soil in Willie Morgan’s Harlem gardening plot is nothing compared to that back home in his native Georgia. But it is fertile enough for him to grow more than a dozen vegetables – collard greens and okra, onions and stevia. To one side, he even has a peach tree that in […]


Ava DuVernay’s 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

BY Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them. Many […]

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