Ava DuVernay Needs No Permission

During a discussion with rapper Q-Tip at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Ava DuVernay stated, “The mission of all my work, truly, is to magnify the magnificence of Black people.”  This mission shines through DuVernay’s work, from documentaries, to television and feature film. On the OWN series, Queen Sugar, created by DuVernay, and adapted from…

Bostonian Black Girl Magic

  Throughout her long career, Elma Lewis showed a commitment to celebrating Black life through the arts. She held a firm belief in the capacity of the arts to bring about radical social change, and was deeply engaged in passing on this ethos to her students, collaborators and the Boston community at large. Her spirit…