Ava DuVernay is kicking off the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), a membership drive that aims to assist Black and brown female directors in an industry where filmmakers of color are marginalized, The Wrap reports. In launching AFFRM’s second annual membership drive, more Black and brown women have the chance to heighten the visibility of their work. “It’s important that we support filmmakers who are being excluded from the traditional ways of distributing their films,” DuVernay told TheWrap.
Stephen Colbert Raises $800,000 In Grants For South Carolina Teachers
Stephen Colbert just made the wishes of 800 teachers come true. The comedian and talk show host — with the support of Share Fair Nation and ScanSource — is shelling out $800,000 to fund 1,000 grant requests of all South Carolina public school educators on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding site for teachers, Greenville Online reports. According to Vox, South Carolina has spent about 10 percent less on each student since the economic downturn. Colbert felt inspired to give back because he, too, attended a South Carolina public school.
Tyler, The Creator Fights Homophobia With Neo-Nazi Logo
Tyler, The Creator has been known to use the “f-word” more than a little bit in his raps, and we’re not talking about “f*ck.” It was written that the Odd Future frontman used the word “faggot” approximately 200 times on his 2011 studio debut album, Goblin and his social media accounts probably triple that number. To his credit, he’s always maintained that he wasn’t a homophobe–or even a gay basher for that matter and his new Golf Pride Worldwide Collection puts an unearthly spin on the Neo-Nazi slogan, “White Pride Worldwide” to diminish their hatred.
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