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    Ava DuVernay is winning at life

    by · August 05, 2016

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    Today is...

    National Oyster Day!

    News of the Day:

    + Ava DuVernay, director of Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time, is now the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film. On Tuesday, the California Film Commission announced that the movie will receive a tax incentive of $18 million for shooting in-state. The Selma director is officially crushing it this year, with her series Queen Sugar premiering Sept 6 on OWN.

    + Bloomberg recently sat down with Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, for a powerful interview. In it, she discusses the upcoming presidential election, and how Trump, Obama, and both Clintons have interacted with the Black Lives movement.

    + The streets of New York are a little bit safer for Pokémon hunters. After State Senators demonstrated that 73 percent of 100 randomly selected NYC sex offenders were within half a block of a Pokémon, PokéStop, or gym, Governor Cuomo issued a directive to protect young Poké players. Registered sex offenders will be prohibited from using the app.

    + First-daughter status was apparently no excuse for lying by the pool all summer. The Boston Herald recently spotted 15-year-old Sasha Obama working the takeout window at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard and an Obama family favorite. Six Secret Service agents tagged along.

    + South Korean fashion designer Ji Oh recently launched her first e-commerce platform. A finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and member of the CFDA Incubator program, Oh is now selling her Fall / Winter 2016 online.

    Deal of the Day:

    Drop Dead, the UK-based clothing brand from Bring Me the Horizon lead singer Oliver Sykes, has just released a new limited-edition collection. Finds the label’s classic grunge style on tees, crewnecks, bombers, and accessories in The Deaducation Collection. Check it out here.

    Advice of the Day:

    “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own” - Michelle Obama

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