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This writer takes special delight in observing the uninterrupted upward trajectory of publicist-turned-award-winning movie director Ava DuVernay. DuVernay became the first African American female director to ever have a movie gross more than $100 million. After only 101 days in theaters, A Wrinkle in Time has surpassed the momentous mark that normally certifies a movie…

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Project: L.E.A.D., a metro Detroit-based nonprofit focused on shaping tomorrow’s leaders, recently gathered select high school students with a passion for the film/theater arts to engage in a film immersion day inspired by the global impact and success of Marvel’s Black Panther. The youth-driven organization held an exclusive screening of the groundbreaking blockbuster in February…

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Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay can certainly empathize with main character Meg Murray’s complicated relationship with her own hair. The Compton-born filmmaker has sported dreadlocks her entire career in Hollywood, graduating from publicist to critically-acclaimed filmmaker, and she has had to circumnavigate the political potholes that wearing natural hair can put a person in proximity to.…

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Phillip Boutte Jr. is a costume illustrator and concept artist for pioneering films such as A Wrinkle in Time, Justice League and Black Panther. Boutte tells rolling out how he got his start, as well as how he maintains longevity and success within the industry. In celebration of Black History Month, Xfinity is spotlighting the pioneering talent behind…

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Oprah Winfrey loves drinking margaritas, according to Reese Witherspoon. The 64-year-old media mogul stars alongside the Legally Blonde actress in the new Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time and Witherspoon gushed about her co-star, saying she was like her “best friend” and so much fun on the set. In an interview with PEOPLE, Witherspoon said:…

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Black folks are once again ravenous for big screen fare that depicts characters in empowering, dynamic and uplifting ways. Rest assured, your appetites will be whet in 2018. Long gone are the days when (as Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers know all too well) Black actors played the usual assortment of easily forgettable and throw-away…

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It’s time for the first look at the highly anticipated A Wrinkle in Time. On Saturday, Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the 1963 children’s classic by Madeleine L’Engle debuted at D23. The film stars Twelve Years a Slave star Storm Reid as Meg Murry, a young girl whose scientist father, Mr. Murry (played by Star Trek’s…

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