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And The Skippy Goes To!: The Root’s Inaugural The Blackest Awards Winners

Illustration: Jim Cooke (G/O Media) What’s up Black America! Now that the Oscars have come and gone and awards were given to winners and what not and henceforth, it’s time to redirect that energy back into what matters most: celebrating Blackness in all of its Black Excellence Achievement. And that is exactly what we’re doing […]

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Ava DuVernay’s Nipsey Hussle Doc Lands At Netflix After Major Bidding War

Nipsey Hussle performs at the STAPLES Center during the BET Experience on June 23, 2018 in Los AngelesPhoto: by Ser Baffo (Getty Images for BET) Netflix is taking a victory lap after landing rights to a feature-length documentary about the life of Nipsey Hussle. Streamers including Apple and Amazon are also reported to have vied […]

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An Ava DuVernay-Directed Documentary On Nipsey Hussle Has Secured A Home On Netflix

Ava DuVernay recently announced her intentions to make a documentary about Nipsey Hussle, the rapper, activist, and entrepreneur who was killed outside of his South Los Angeles store, Marathon Clothing, last March. Now she’s one step closer to making it a reality: According to Deadline, Netflix has nabbed it after dishing out a “high eight-figures” […]

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Cherish The Day: Ava DuVernay, Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller Discuss the Day that Changed Their Lives

In her hit song, “Cherish the Day,” Sade croons about “deep love” and how she won’t be caught “running” from it. Easier said (or sung) than done, right? Cue OWN’s upcoming love anthology, aptly titled, Cherish the Day. Late last year, a group of journalists were invited to the lovely ARRAY Creative Campus in Los […]

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