Ava DuVernay Working On Prince Documentary For Netflix

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Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker known for her work on 13th, Selma, and A Wrinkle in Time, is now lending her talents to the upcoming Prince documentary set to release on Netflix. More »

Sade’s ‘Flower of the Universe’ From ‘A Wrinkle In Time Soundtrack’ Gets Shared

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A couple of weeks back, ‘A Wrinkle In Time’s’ director, Ava Duvernay tweeted that Sade would be making her return for a song for the official soundtrack. Yesterday, the song’s producer NO I.D. shared the song titled “Flower of the Universe” on Twitter. No I.D. writes “A legend. Sade, it was an honor. #wrinkleintime.” Update:

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Sade Releasing First Song In 7 Years For A Wrinkle In Time Soundtrack

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Quiet storm legend Sade hasn’t released new music in seven years, but she’ll have a song called “Flower Of The Universe” on the A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay, who helmed the new film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy novel, writes on Twitter that she personally requested a song … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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I wrote the last one of these columns almost a month ago, so this is really the five best videos of the last three weeks. Don’t worry, though. Not that many videos came out during the holiday, and most of the ones that did come out weren’t that good. Some of them were, though, including … More »

Jay-Z – “Family Feud” Video (Feat. Beyoncé)

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Jay-Z’s thoughtful and confessional 2017 album 4:44 has already yielded a great many music videos, including truly great ones for the songs “The Story Of O.J.” and “Moonlight.” Today, he unveils a new one for “Family Feud” that features appearances from members of Jay’s actual family. The lush, sumptuous clip, directed by … More »

Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o Will Co-Star In A Movie Inspired By A Tweet

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Just last month, a photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o sitting next to each other at a 2014 fashion show made the rounds accompanied by a bunch of jokes about the two of them starring in a buddy comedy movie together. Slowly, the pieces fell into place to make that dream a reality. More »

Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Earns Oscar Nomination For Best Documentary

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(AllHipHop News) Ava DuVernay’s impactful documentary 13th is up for an Academy Award.

The Oscar nominations were announced today, and the film covering the history of the United States criminal justice system’s negative effect on African-Americans was among the picks for “Best Documentary Feature.”

Other films selected for the category include Fire at Sea, I Am Not Your NegroLife, Animated, and OJ: Made In America.

After its release last year, 13th was highly promoted on social media at the height of the 2016 Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

Hip Hop representative Common was among the celebrities pushing the film.

The Chicago emcee/actor also contributed to 13th with the song “Letter To The Free” featuring Bilal.

DuVernay (Selma, Queen Sugar) publicly commented on her Oscar nod.

“Thanx to [The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences] for amplifying injustices of mass criminalization in [13th]. Love to our fellow nominees,” posted the filmmaker on Twitter.

13th earned significant critical acclaim prior to the Academy Awards announcements.

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, Women Film Critics Circle Awards, New York Film Critics Online Awards, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, and African-American Film Critics Association Awards have all honored the documentary.

Ava DuVernay’s 13th is available for streaming on Netflix.

The 89th annual Academy Awards are scheduled to air February 26 at 7 ET on ABC.

Watch Common Talk Working With Stevie Wonder, Auditioning For Ava DuVernay At Obama’s Birthday Party On Seth Meyers

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Watch Common Talk Working With Stevie Wonder, Auditioning For Ava DuVernay On Seth MeyersCommon was on late-night TV last week for a powerful performance of the title track to his new album, Black America Again, which comes out at the end of the week. Last night, he sat down for an interview with Seth Meyers, and talked about what it was like to work with Stevie … More »