HW Pick: Bridges To Cross The Divide

By Donna Walker-Kuhne

In the fall of 2016, I was invited by the United States Embassy in Moscow to participate in a week-long Forum for Cultural Engagement. Continue Reading →

Free Screening Of The Critically Acclaimed Documentary 13th By Ava DuVernay

Grab the popcorn, sit back, and open your mind with the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA) as we continue our Social Justice event series with Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and New York University Students For Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) with a FREE screening of 13th, the documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar And Others As 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees

tvone naacp awardsThe nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards including Harlemites Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. Continue Reading →

OWN’s “Queen Sugar” Cast At NYC Press Conference

sugar21On Monday, November 7th, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted an exclusive screening at the Discovery offices in New York City to promote it’s hit series “Queen Sugar,” – the network’s new original drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: AOL Build Interview With ‘Selma’s’ And ‘Queen Sugars’ Omar Dorsey

omar-dorseyAfter working with director Ava DuVernay on the hit “Selma,” Omar Dorsey is collaborating again with the famed director and another big name, Oprah Winfrey. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Premiere Of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” With Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay

gueeny1On Monday, August 29th, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted an exclusive screening at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot’s Steven J. Ross Theater to celebrate the premiere of “Queen Sugar,” the network’s highly anticipated new original drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Ava Duvernay Will Be First African American Woman to Helm $100 Million Film

own2Yesterday a list of CA tax credits was announced. On that list was Disney’s Ava Duvernay-helmed film “A Wrinkle in Time.” Continue Reading →

Oprah’s OWN Unveils New Trailer Of Series ‘QUEEN SUGAR’ For Harlemites (video)

queensugar1Today, Oprah Winfrey Network released an extended trailer of its new original drama series “Queen Sugar,” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Harlem World Magazine covered her at the Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution and the Essence Festival), executive producer Oprah Winfrey and Warner Horizon Television.  Continue Reading →

Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution At Raw Space In Harlem

64d82e_c6ed373673544358ae142f07622064e7Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, is a Black History Month celebration of Black excellence, artistry, activism and independent film.Our Revolution Award honorees include Oscar-nominated director of Selma Ava DuVernay, Eclipsed playwright and The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, author/actor/activist Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI-NY, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and Black Lives Matter. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Rush Arts Foundation’s Art For Life

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

By Udo Salters

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 20th anniversary at the 2015 Art For Life benefit took place on Saturday, July 18th,, 2015. This year’s honorees were Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury, Ava DuVernay, and featured artist Wangechi Mutu. Continue Reading →