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Box Office Explosion! How Ryan Coogler & Ava DuVernay Just Made History



Marvel’s Black Panther is showing no signs of slowing down.

Over the weekend, the juggernaut film surpassed the billion dollar mark after it’s China opening. The movie, which opened on February 15, has earned $562 million domestically – making it the seventh-ranked release of all time.


Ryan Coogler’s masterpiece of a film even topped Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time, which opened this weekend.

Although the Disney film only did $33.3 million it’s opening weekend, Black excellence stands strong as Coogler and DuVernay make history as the first two Black directors holding the number one and two spot at the box office.

As the two icons prove that you can do anything you put your mind to despite the color of your skin, it’s Coogler who is giving all the praise to his dear friend.

Over the weekend, the Oakland native penned an “ode” to Ava, suggesting, “Ava DuVernay is someone who makes the impossible look easy. It’s why I feel privileged to call her my big sister. I met her in 2013, but she’s one of those people who you feel like you’ve always known.”

In the letter, posted on ESPN, the Fruitvale Station director wrote that “Ava is a pioneer. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality.”

Read the full letter here. 


Thanks To Jay Z Fifth Harmony Star Normani Kordei Finally Gets Her Time To Shine



First, let’s start with the sad news. Fifth Harmony has decided to spilt and go their separate ways. But, that means the good news is … MORE Normani Kordei, ayyyyeeee!

Fifth Harmony released a statement on Monday saying the girls, who were placed together in a group on the singing competition show X-Factor, were taking a hiatus to focus on solo endeavors.

We all know what that means…

Moving on — once word spread that the girls were focusing on their own personal projects Normani instantly became the number one trending topic, Twitter rejoiced and news broke that Jay Z’s ROC Nation would be behind her project. Thanks Hov!


Are you here for Normani’s solo mission or will you miss the group more?

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