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Ava DuVernay shares a powerful tribute on Twitter, honoring progress and inspiring hope. “Become your ancestor’s wildest dream,” the “Queen Sugar” director wrote on Saturday, attaching a photo featuring a memorial paying homage to one of former first lady Michelle Obama’s slave ancestors, Melvinia “Mattie” Shields McGruder. Become your ancestor’s wildest dream. pic.twitter.com/4xvyBZauwY — Ava…

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Outspoken director Ava DuVernay has responded to the director’s apology for whitewashing Gods of Egypt. Two weeks ago, the film’s first trailer was released, featuring a predominantly White male cast. Soon after, the blockbuster was facing allegations of racism, for failing to feature more diverse stars. To our surprise, following the backlash over the casting of…

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