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Dawn-Lyen Gardner has been a professional actress since the age of 9 years old. She has previously starred in Castle, ER, Luke Cage, and more, but you might recognize her as Charley on Ava DuVernay & Oprah‘s hit show, “Queen Sugar.” She discusses how “revolutionary” the show has been, and how much she enjoys working […]

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

"Marley Mag's" first issue includes interviews with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and famed ballerina Misty Copeland.

Amazon's upcoming Civil Rights film set in the 1963 Detroit will also be directed by Tina Mabry-Stiff. Congrats ladies!

In a recent cover story with "The Hollywood Reporter," the "Queen Sugar" producers talk inclusion, representation and Black Lives Matter.

President Obama made history on Wednesday by issuing the largest amount of commutations the nation has ever seen in a single day. He commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, many of whom were behind bars for low-level drug offenses. President Obama used these commutations as an avenue to directly combat lengthy minimum sentences. Some […]

While some will be watching the live broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards this coming Sunday, a bevy of Black entertainers and celebrities will make their way to Flint, Mich. Director Ava DeVernay, actor Jesse Williams, comedian Hannibal Buress and several other big names will be joined together in solidarity for the #JUSTICEFORFLINT event on […]

Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

NewsOne was present for the Harlem-based organization's show, in which they honored director Ava DuVernay, Black Lives Matter, actress and playwright Danai Gurira, actor Hill Harper, and MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry.