Ava DuVernay Makes History: First Black Woman With Hollywood Blockbuster Money

Every day I hear of another woman of color making history in the world of media and entertainment — what a time to be alive! Ava Duvernay is the latest lady boss to shatter the glass ceiling with the $100 million budget she’s secured for A Wrinkle in Time. No doubt, Oprah Winfrey’s involvement (another glorious WOC) and DuVernay’s unwavering excellence, contributed to the vote of confidence in the project.

Matt Damon Gets OWNED By Constance Wu

DAMMMMN DAMON, back at it again with the white hero complex! Constance Wu, called out Matt Damon for his new movie Great Wall (which looks so awful, btw) for perpetuating the myth that only white people can save us people of color.

Read the full post on Vulture: http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/constance-wu-slams-matt-damon-great-wall-as-racist.html

Emmys Make History With 2016 Nominations

Incredible news coming from the entertainment industry today! For the first time in its 68-year history, the Emmys have nominated actors of color for all six of its leading actor categories.

Included in the 2016 nominations are: Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) for Lead Actor in a Drama; Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Taraji P. Henson (Empire) for Lead Actress in a Drama; Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Aziz Ansari (Master of None) for Lead Actor in a Comedy; Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) for Lead Actress in a Comedy; Idris Elba (Luther), Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), and Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; and Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill) and Kerry Washington (Confirmation) for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Read the full article on Buzzfeed.