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Ava DuVernay Guest Edits TIME – The Color Brief February 13

Ava DuVernay Guest Edits TIME – The Color Brief February 13

In honor of Black History Month, the new issue of TIME was guest-edited by filmmaker Ava DuVernay.  Cicely Tyson graces one of two special covers.

DuVernay says that art is the antidote to the current time’s divisiveness and anger.  “Art calls to the optimism within us and beckons us to breathe,” she writes in the issue.

The issue features a full interview with Tyson and a column from Emmy winner Lena Waithe, who suggests Black Hollywood’s current success should not be cyclical.

The other cover features South African painter Nelson Makamo’s artwork.

The issue is on newsstands now. 

In other news… 

Cynthia Erivo plays the title role in the forthcoming Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet.  The film also features Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr. It’s set to open later this year.

Octavia Spencer will guest star on a Black History Month episode of Black-ish, to be directed by Tracee Ellis Ross. Storyline details have been kept under wraps but the episode is slated to premiere February 26.

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[This brief was brought you to by the personal essay collection, It’s Okay If You Don’t Read Everything, a heartfelt and human exploration of millennial life.  Purchase it today on Amazon.]

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