We reminisce on 15 amazing biopics that told the stories of prominent figures in Black culture, and also 5 that were practically panned just in case future directors need an example of what not to do.

Almost 10 years ago, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland, Calif., on New Year’s Day. With the anniversary of his death approaching, Grant’s family is asking for BART and the city of Oakland to recognize him by renaming the station where he […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury rejected a civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday filed by the father of an unarmed man who was shot and…

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A San Francisco civil jury on Monday ruled in favor of a white, former transit officer who fatally shot Oscar Grant, an unarmed, black man, in an infamous killing captured on cellphone cameras. The federal jury awarded no damages to the father of Oscar Grant III, killed by a single shot to the back from […]

Yes, Jamie Foxx is known as an award-winning actor and a singer, but his origins as a comedian come through in his impersonations, from President…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A public transit officer in the San Francisco Bay Area accidentally shot and killed another transit officer while they were conducting a search on the apartment of a robbery suspect who was in custody, authorities said. Details of how Tuesday afternoon’s shooting by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer unfolded in […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan wants it all — from a “Rocky” spinoff to a role in the next “Star Wars” movie. The 26-year-old actor is in discussions for key roles in several big-budget studio movies after his star turn in this summer’s indie “Fruitvale Station,” which won both jury and audience awards […]

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A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant‘s father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected former officer Johannes Mehserle‘s claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he killed the younger Grant during […]

Rev. Al Sharpton made a call to action when he said we’ve turned Trayvon Martin’s tragic death from a moment into a movement. The question now is, how do we stay motivated enough to do what it takes to change the “Stand Your Ground laws” in this country.  There are several answers and here are […]

“Fruitvale Station” is not just the name of the movie, it’s the actual Bay Area Transit Station (BART) where the murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant took place on New Year’s Day 2009. Grant was heading home to Oakland after a night of partying in San Francisco when a scuffle on the train led transit police […]

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This year at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, one independent film presented by young African American filmmaker Ryan Coogler stood out among others. The film, Fruitvale Station, was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic film. Coogler presented his work with an unapologetic and raw […]

In 2009, a young man named Oscar Grant III was headed home to Oakland from New Year’s Eve partying in neighboring San Francisco. He never made it. After a fight in a subway car, the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train was stopped and officers responding to the scene detained and handcuffed several young men […]