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Ava Duvernay

Happy Birthday, Breonna Taylor

Today would have been EMT Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. We talk to writer and editor Morgan Jerkins about Breonna Taylor’s case and the ways that Black women are left out of the conversation on police brutality.

Netflix Just Reached Peak Black

The streaming service brought 47 of its black actors together to re-create an iconic photo and make a bold statement about its stance on representation in Hollywood.

Ava DuVernay's Barbie Is The Most Important One Ever

By selling a doll in the likeness of the Selma director, Mattel has given creative license to a generation of young girls. "People have really been kind talking about why they are embracing this doll, but it's certainly not about me. It's about the image," DuVernay told BuzzFeed News exclusively.

The Oscars Are Really White, And It's Not Surprising

Selma was snubbed in the acting and directing categories, and the fact that one film was left bearing the burdens of diversity in this year's awards race — the whitest in nearly 20 years — is a big problem. A BuzzFeed Entertainment conversation.

The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America

Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.

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