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  Posted: Jul 20, 2012 6:19 PM
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ava 5y ago
Missing my niece Mali today, who lives far away. Wish I could give her a hug from her Auntie Avy, and tell her that this Life is fleeting and to live it well and fully. Because you never know when it will be your time to move on. Blessings to Aurora, CO, Theater 9.

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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!
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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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ava 6d ago
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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ava 1w ago
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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ava 3w ago
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
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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. 💃🏾
User Image ava Posted: Sep 28, 2017 9:12 PM (UTC)
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I've listened to his music for years and swooned. So I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that GAMES OF THRONES and WESTWORLD's Ramin Djawadi has joined the beautiful WRINKLE IN TIME family as our composer. Out of this world fantastic!
User Image ava Posted: Sep 23, 2017 4:46 AM (UTC)
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I can't find words that express the experience of tonight. To watch SELMA at the Kennedy Center. Alongside Congressman John Lewis. With the National Symphony Orchestra playing my comrade Jason Moran's sensational film score live. Whew! Emotional and exceptional. Truly unforgettable night. Every moment was an honor. #grateful
User Image ava Posted: Sep 22, 2017 10:26 PM (UTC)
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Sometimes you have to restore yourself. Your balance. Your intention. Today, I did that. And I feel like hope and joy and sunshine. A nourishing afternoon in DC at Sankofa Books and Cafe with some of my favorite people. My ace Tilane Jones. The phenom Jason Moran. And the master and legend Haile Gerima! I feel stronger. xo