This year, DuVernay was the first African-American female helmer to win the director prize at Sundance for her film, "Middle of Nowhere."
T. Tara Turk
The African-American former journalist and former head of KNBC Los Angeles now runs her own company that owns the growing indie cabler, Africa Channel, plus the Los Angeles Sparks Women's National…
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