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Melina Matsoukas Will Direct and Executive Produce Marlon James Novel-adapted Series

We couldn’t be more proud of our girl Melina Matsoukas. Her résumé already boasts a ton of #goals-worthy accomplishments including her work as Director for Issa Rae‘s HBO Comedy series Insecure. Now, she’s taking to Amazon Studios where she’ll executive produce and direct a series based on Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. The…

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Melina Matsoukas is Woman of the Year & Drops a Few Gems at This Year’s Fusion Film Festival

Director Melina Matsoukas has an outstanding resume. Her riveting work can be seen in Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Beyoncé’s “Formation”–both of which earned her Grammys, and most recently, Issa Rae’s Insecure.  Success, however, didn’t come easy. The 36-year-old director is a rare breed in the film industry. Rare in two ways specifically: being a woman and being a woman…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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14 Books to Add to Your Library

It’s the time of year where most of us prefer to stay inside enveloped in the comforting warmth of our bed linens. But when TGIT takes its usual winter hiatus and Black-ish (and all of our other favorite shows) season ends, boredom creeps in and fast. Instead of letting your desperation for adventure drag you…

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Solange Hosts Intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition

Always flawless and ever the inspiration, our leading lady Solange won big at this year’s Grammy’s ceremony, bringing home her first award for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes in the Sky.” In honor, the singer-songwriter celebrated with family and friends as she hosted an intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition to feed the soul. A Saint…

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The 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Are In

The NAACP has announced the nominees for their 48th NAACP Image Awards and they didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to our very own Solange who was nominated for six awards including, Outstanding Female, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song and A Seat at the Table was nominated for Outstanding Album. Beyonce also was nominated for six awards…

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HBO Promises Second Season of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

In the wake of what seems like a national tragedy, all is not lost! HBO is lightening our load with the promise of a second season for Issa Rae‘s hilariously brilliant and relatable Insecure. Already seven episodes into its first season, the series is proving to not only be for us and by us but…

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Saint Heron Presents: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Screening Reception

In lieu of Issa Rae‘s Insecure HBO debut this fall, Saint Heron will host an exclusive screening reception this Saturday from 6-9pm in 3 Keys at The Ace Hotel. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, Insecure follows the friendship of two modern day Black women in all their awkward glory turning lemons into lemonade. Check out the…

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Issa Rae’s Hilarious ‘Insecure’ Trailer Is Finally Here

What’s better than the good news we shared with you back in October about Issa Rae’s forthcoming HBO comedy series, Insecure? A hilarious 49 second trailer-teaser revealing hints at the familiar awkward theme we know and love from this creative. Awkward Black Girl fans can officially begin counting down because the eight part series, starring…

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#TBT: Saint Heron Holds Intimate Wine & Grind Dinner in Los Angeles

A night full of food for thought, food for the soul, and food for fellowship. This was the mantra embedded for a night to remember during our special Wine & Grind Dinner in sunny Los Angeles on February 21st. Tucked into an alluring, intimate venue in Mid City with an accompanying hidden garden, the Saint…

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Saint Heron’s Greatest Moments of 2015

What a year it has truly been! As we move forward in to 2016, the Saint Heron team looks back at all that we’ve accomplished. We wined and got our grind on. We danced in our glory through Emerald City. We celebrated our very own Solange Knowles on her numerous accomplishments. We laughed. We cried.…

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Issa Rae’s Comedy ‘Insecure’ Series Is Officially Headed To HBO

It’s official. Issa Rae is bringing her talents to HBO with new series, “Insecure.” This comes as no surprise to Awkward Black Girl fans as there has been talk surrounding the pilot for quite some time. HBO has been on board with the project since 2013, but in an effort to remain true to her story-line,…

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