Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country and diaspora. As stated on its website:
Let’s be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black women get the job done.
The ceremony won’t be televised until Sept. 9, but on Sunday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., black girl magic was on full display as an array of our established and future icons hit the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2018.
Timing, as they say, is everything. Aretha Franklin went home to see the King last week and almost as soon as she passed, the discussions about who should (and shouldn’t) be involved in any tributes to and for the Queen started on the social medias. Discussions were started about who should play her in a biopic. Names…
The Bordelon family isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and neither is Queen Sugar. OWN announced Wednesday that it would be picking up the epic family drama for a fourth season—surprising no one, given the show’s dedicated fan base.
In the ending of “Copper Sun,” the second to last episode of Queen Sugar’s second season, the song “Fall Into My Arms” by Ngaiire plays as Ralph Angel stares at and walks into Blue’s room. Blue is his son; he’s largely raised him alone but with the help of his family, particularly Aunt Vi, but he recently found out at…
Omar coming to a small screen near you as Michael K. Williams joins the cast of Central Park Five, a limited four-episode series that Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay is creating, writing and directing for Netflix.
Trailblazing director Ava DuVernay can add another important “first” to her list. With A Wrinkle In Time, she’s become the first black female director whose movie earned more than $100 million domestically.
Prolific director and producer Ava DuVernay is currently working on a new TV comedy series that will be inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s high school years.
First things first: When it comes to Queen Sugar and director Ava DuVernay, I’m a total fan. I am biased. I am prejudiced. I am not objective at all. I love the show she created, which is beautiful and heartfelt. I love the actors who were cast to star in it, who are charming and talented. I love that DuVernay has…
Liberté, egalité, fraternité (“liberty, equality, fraternity”) is France’s motto, and equality has appropriately emerged as the theme of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 8-19 on the French Riviera.
“Ava’s looking forward to speaking with you,” one of Array’s publicists said via the phone. (Array is Ava DuVernay’s grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women.)
Red carpets are our “must-see TV” here at The Glow Up, and this weekend wasn’t a disappointment with the 2018 GLAAD Awards. This was one of our favorite red carpets of the year, just because it was so free. In fact, we think GLAAD should seriously consider renaming the ceremony the “Free to Be You and Me”…
For Gloria Carter, a closeted gay black woman with four kids, life was not horrible. But it was “different.”
Ava DuVernay recently rolled her eyes for all of us who are tired of those with power complaining when an iota of their overwhelming privilege moves an inch toward parity.
If the future is female, what of the present? Former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and now Black-ish writer and Ms. Foundation Gloria Awards honoree, Elaine Welteroth says, “As millennial women, we exist in this interesting intersection between the past and the future and we bridge generations. On one side, you have…
More than two weeks after the assassination of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian politician who had staunchly advocated against police violence, grim details have emerged around her death.
The critically acclaimed drama from Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, Queen Sugar, returns to OWN in May, and once again, DuVernay has assembled an all-female directing team to tell the story of the Bordelon family.
Whether or not you’ve seen A Wrinkle in Time yet, you’ve undoubtedly seen images of the great and powerful O (as we like to call her here at The Glow Up) as we’ve never seen her before: blond, baby.