Harlem Flavor At Gordon Parks Foundation 2018 Awards Dinner & Auction (Photographs)

Last week, The Gordon Parks Foundation hosted its star-studded Annual Awards Dinner and Auction celebrating Parks’ rich legacy and honoring those that continue to make an impact in the performing and visual arts and humanitarianism. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Gordon Parks Foundation Gala To Honor Ava DuVernay And Others

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street, The Gordon Parks Foundation will host its Annual Awards Dinner and Auction celebrating Parks’ rich legacy and honoring those that continue to make an impact in the performing and visual arts and humanitarianism. Continue Reading →

Austin: ‘Queen Sugar’ and ‘Love Is__’ To Screen At ATX Festival In June 2018

The ATX Television Festival has announced that OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, will hold two screenings and Q&As featuring their original series “Queen Sugar,” from creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. Continue Reading →

GQ Citizen Of The Year Colin Kaepernick Tours Harlem

Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s citizen of the year after a period in which his protest against racial and social injustice in the US has seen the former NFL quarterback become one of the most divisive figures in America. Continue Reading →

BROWN GIRL BEGINS World Premiere At UrbanWorld Film Festival 2017 (Video)

BROWN GIRL BEGINS, a feature film directed by Sharon Lewis will have its world premiere at the 21st annual URBANWORLD Film Festival in New York City, a five day festival event, sponsored by founding partner, HBO and featuring an array of powerhouses such as Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Common Speaks On The Film, “13th” (Full Video)

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” Continue Reading →

OWN Announces New Drama Series From Academy Award-Winning “Moonlight”

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a new one-hour drama series from Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-writer and executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Moonlight.” Continue Reading →

Common Talks Ava DuVernay, 13th Amendment And More At Build

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Ava DuVernay Expands Creative Partnership With Oprah’s OWN

Oprah Winfrey‘s Harpo Films announced today it has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) on a first-look deal for television and digital media. Continue Reading →

FX Networks Previewed New Drama Series “Snowfall” At Essence Festival 2017

FX Networks previewed their new drama series “Snowfall” for an intimate group of press and influencers on Saturday. Co-creator John Singleton made brief remarks; Q93 radio host Wild Wayne intro’d the screening. Continue Reading →

ImageNation Hot Pick: “The 13th,” Directed by Ava DuVernay

The 13TH is a great Hot Pick from Harlem’s ImageNation, the title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. 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 →

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 →