#WhatHappenedToSandraBland – it’s the trending hashtag started after Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell a few days after being arrested for “resisting” on July 10, 2015.
According to Bland's autopsy, the death was a suicide and Waller County Jail has confirmed Black hung herself, yet friends and family of the 28-year-old refuse to believe she would commit suicide.
Skepticism around Bland’s epilepsy and a possible head injury has many believing the suicide was staged. Evidence points to the dash cam footage and its being tampered with. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 29, 2015
Paramount Home Media Distribution plans on giving free copies of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma to every high school in the US.
In a press release Megan Colligan, president of worldwide distribution and marketing for Paramount Pictures, said, “We hope to reach all 18 million high school students with the film’s powerful and inspiring story.”
Director Ava DuVernay also commented, “To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 27, 2015
Yes, that is a shameless use of a cute kitty meant to reflect how snuggled up you are this very moment. Because ADULT SNOW DAY!
What's the best part of getting snowed in? Making a mug of something warm and curling up with a great (feminist) movie, of course. Here are our top 11 flick picks (based not just on quality but also on streaming convenience) for your next few days.
Ida Anna is a novice nun in Poland who travels home to visit her aunt, Wanda, prior to taking her vows. While home, Wanda tells Anna that she is actually Jewish, and her real name is Ida Lebenstein. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 26, 2015
Happy Monday! While you're sipping your coffee, maybe you also spend a few minutes going over what happened last week to launch you into this one, yes? Yes. LET'S DO THIS.
Women in Congress are breaking records and taking names, and we're not just talking about the Notorious RBG.
Hey, Hollywood might be working on its lack of diversity... or maybe not.
A new fitness campaign is giving us great body positive vibes by reminding us 'to jiggle is to be.'
Points for the President: Obama's top feminist focus points in the State of the Union address. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 17, 2015
Earlier this week we discussed Ava DuVernay’s historical Golden Globe nomination and expressed our sincere hopes that she would be able to conquer the Oscars’ Best Director category. Sadly, that won’t be happening. Though the film itself deservedly nabbed a nomination for Best Picture, DuVernay was shockingly left out of the race for Best Director.
On one hand, it’s not surprising. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 12, 2015
Ava Duvernay might not have taken home a Globe last night, but that doesn't mean her mere nomination isn't a landmark. Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe, insane as that sounds in 2015.
Wait a minute, you may be thinking: We’ve never had a black woman win a Golden Globe for best director before?! Before this year, a black woman has never even been nominated? Sad, but true. Ava DuVernay’s nomination last night was not only well-deserved, it was also ridiculously overdue. Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 03, 2013
At a time when most loyal moviegoers are either Latin American or female (or both), it’s taken a hell of a while for the film industry to catch up with the changing scene. This week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its star-studded list of invited members, and they’ve made some improvement from last year.
Those who accept membership make up the elite class of film industry pros that decides who gets Oscars next year. Out of the 276 invitees, 31 percent are women—an increase from last year’s 28 percent. Read More