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Dee Rees born 1977 became the first Black woman to direct a film for which an actor or actress was nominated for an Academy Award in 2017 after Mary J. Blige was nominated for her role in Mudbound.

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ARISE 2.0 is a multi-media online news, politics, entertainment, sports, spirituality, tech, arts, and opinion publication by LGBTQ folks of color and our allies and for everyone. Co-Founded and co-published by Rev. MacArthur Flournoy and Kiki.

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