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  Posted: Aug 16, 2017 3:36 AM
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Fight with light. #oneside

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User Image ava Posted: Nov 23, 2017 1:59 AM (UTC)
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We remember our Native brothers and sisters as we gather and count blessings. Wishing everyone rest and relaxation, some joy and some warmth. From our whole family at @ArrayNow and Forward Movement. xo
User Image ava Posted: Nov 21, 2017 11:18 PM (UTC)
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Our thanks to the Image Awards for celebrating #QUEENSUGAR with 10 nominations. Extra cool to see so many friends on this list too. Should be a fun night to salute creativity of color! xo
User Image ava Posted: Nov 19, 2017 10:11 PM (UTC)
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With the mighty #RyanCoogler at #VultureFestival. Thanks to @narsuzo, @kimblehaircare and @jasonbolden for taking me from editing room drab to Cali autumn fab. Not an easy feat.
Earrings: @ladygreyjewelry
Dress: @co
Pumps: @louboutinworld
User Image ava Posted: Nov 19, 2017 7:30 AM (UTC)
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"Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps."
User Image ava Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:31 PM (UTC)
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Hearing of the passing of Azzedine Alaia. A designer who embraced women of color as models and muses when others didn't. May he rest in power and peace.
User Image ava Posted: Nov 18, 2017 1:50 AM (UTC)
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You heard the lady! Be a warrior! Happy weekend! xo!
ava 1w ago
Here we go! Special 90-minute Season Two finale of #QUEENSUGAR begins now! Directed by @katcandler. Shot by @thekirakelly. Music by @officialmeshell. Edited by @avrilbeukes. Written by yours truly. Stellar performances by our exceptional actors. My thanks to every crew member. Every viewer. Grateful. All praises due for the opportunity to tell these stories. Thank you, @Oprah. Now, #GimmeSugar! Love, A.
User Image ava Posted: Nov 15, 2017 5:42 PM (UTC)
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Yeah, that's just Oprah with my Mom and Gramma crying over the Season Finale episode of #QUEENSUGAR that I wrote at night while directing WRINKLE IN TIME. Airs tonight. No big deal. Whatever. *silent fist pump*
User Image ava Posted: Nov 13, 2017 2:12 AM (UTC)
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All black everything.
User Image ava Posted: Nov 12, 2017 5:04 PM (UTC)
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Last night, I was so pleased to present the great Charles Burnett with his Governors Award from @TheAcademy. A giant of independent film. A legend of black cinema. A hero to me. 🖤

Make-Up: @narsuzo
Hair: @kimblehaircare
Styling: @jasonbolden
Dress: @gretaconstantine
Pumps: @stellaluna
Earrings: @effyjewelry
Ring: @joanhornig
User Image ava Posted: Nov 10, 2017 3:40 AM (UTC)
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ava 1w ago
"We run, We cannot stand these shadows. Give us the sun." - Shadows by Langston Hughes
User Image ava Posted: Nov 7, 2017 11:29 PM (UTC)
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I had the opportunity to sit with one of my favorite writers today. True thanks for the conversation and camaraderie today, @tanehisipcoates. And thanks to the beautiful audience at today's @Google and @TheAtlantic #DefiningJustice gathering. A nourishing morning.
ava 2w ago
Be a warrior. Have a strong, brave and beautiful Friday. [art by @vashtiharrison ✨ inspiration by @stormreid]
User Image ava Posted: Oct 28, 2017 4:03 PM (UTC)
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ava 3w ago
What a thing. An award for directing from the Brits! Unexpected and lovely. I was able to see friends, hang with family and share a few words that are important to me. Thanks to #BAFTALA. And to the great @narsuzo, the light known as @jasonbolden, hair extraordinaire @vernonfrancois and dress by @temperleylondon. 🌸
User Image ava Posted: Oct 25, 2017 2:18 AM (UTC)
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Thank you to @henrylouisgates for helping me discover my roots. A priceless gift. For me. And for my family. Blackness is a beautiful part of my identity. I wish that all African-Americans knew from which our ancestors came. But in the absence of such knowledge, we'll endeavor to make those that dreamed of us proud anyway. Onward. 🙏🏾
User Image ava Posted: Oct 22, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC)
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Laughter feels good. Soothes the soul. These lovelies gifted me with a few this week. A real treat. Big, warm hugs to you, @elainewelteroth + @rowanblanchard! XO! #onward
User Image ava Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:15 PM (UTC)
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Keep your eyes on the prize.
User Image ava Posted: Oct 15, 2017 3:58 PM (UTC)
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My thanks to all who supported @hammer_museum last night at the annual #GalaintheGarden. What a treat to be honored with the great @hilton.als surrounded by family and friends. Lovely times. 🙏🏾
User Image ava Posted: Oct 12, 2017 2:50 PM (UTC)
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Gosh, I just saw this picture and I realize I do this ALL THE TIME. It's hard to shoot a shooter. To all the photographers and cinematographers who have tried to get me to take a picture or sit for an interview... and then I asked you to move a light or adjust a chair or some other directorial remark... I am sorr... I mean, I apologi... I mean, um... I wish I could stop but.... look, my bad, but it is what it is! #directher #helmer #shotcaller
ava 1M ago
The closest I'd been to Harvard was watching "Good Will Hunting." So last night was a real hoot. 😂 More images from a fun evening with wicked smart people at the Dubois Medal Ceremony. "How do you like them apples?" That was a dud. Okay, I'm done. 💃🏾