Central Park Five

Yusef Salaam, made famous for his highly-publicized Central Park 5 case, is reportedly taking his second chance at life all the way to the New York public office with an eye on filling the seat being left behind by Harlem State Senator Brian Benjamin.

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has a memoir coming out in the spring. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired Yusef Salaam‘s “Better, Not Bitter: Living On Purpose in The Pursuit of Racial Justice.” The publisher is calling the […]

The former prosecutor whose office oversaw the Central Park Five case has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” Linda Fairstein is also going after co-writer Attica Locke for depicting her as a racist who wrongfully prosecuted the five Black and brown men accused of raping a white, female jogger in the […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the former “Central Park Five” is teaming with an acclaimed children’s author on a young adult novel with a personal theme — being wrongfully sentenced to prison. Yusef Salaam and author Ibi Zoboi are working together on “Punching the Air,” according to Bray + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing a Barnard College freshman was released from police custody on Thursday, mere hours after New York City police said he had been located following a two-week manhunt. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted that finding the suspect “was a significant development in the investigative […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The searing TV series on the plight of the Central Park Five created a memorable Emmy moment Sunday when the five exonerated men stood and were honored at the awards show. The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into […]

The nominations for the 2019 Emmy Awards were released Tuesday and among the shows and more with a big chance to take home trophies When They See Us has up for five nominations including Oustanding Limited Series as well as noms for actors Jharell Jerome,  Asante Blackk and Michael K. Williams as well as actresses Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, […]

The Oscar-nominated director tweeted out this news on June 26.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Central Park Five” prosecutor Linda Fairstein is condemning how she’s portrayed in the Netflix series “When They See Us,” writing that the program is “full of distortions and falsehoods.” Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film tells of the wrongful conviction of five young black and Latino men for the 1989 […]

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Conservative grifter Candace Owens has come under fire yet again, and this time for slamming the Central Park Five and declaring their guilt on social media. If you’re not familiar with the ramblings of this self-hating, GOP puppet/nitwit, here’s a rundown of some of her most pearl-clutching moments: She’s a proud supporter of white supremacy, matter fact… she […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series “When They See Us,” a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial. On Tuesday, the president of Vassar College posted a letter on […]

Since the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s compelling Netflix series, “When They See Us,” a call to boycott Linda Fairstein has ensued.