When They See Us

As you know, the Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday and they were extremely disappointing. At virtually every turn, Black excellence was shut out from almost every single category and despite this year having more films and TV shows directed by women than any year in film and television history, women were completely shut out […]

As I am watching people freely walk around the airport this morning, I realize our perception of the reality of freedom is misplaced. You don’t understand the concept of freedom until you are not free anymore. These comments are the result of an unexpected meeting this weekend at the CBC annual festivities that left me […]

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

If you haven’t seen “When They See Us,” you will be shamed. Sybil says you’ve had plenty of time to watch it, so you really don’t have an excuse. Guy compares it to not having seen “Roots” back in the day. If you haven’t seen it please keep that information to yourself. HEAD BACK TO […]

If you know anything about the exonerated 5, formerly known as the Central Park 5, you know that they were failed by the justice system. As teenagers they were accused of and convicted of a crime that they did not commit. Roland Martin talks to Yusef Salaam who calls what happened to them, “a sad […]

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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 […]

This week Donald Trump is paying a visit to London and Normandy in remembrance of D-Day. Reverend Al Sharpton reminds us that after WWII the United States developed a plan to help rebuild European nations, even those who were our enemies during the war. And he asks, “if we can repair the damage that was […]

Ava DuVernay’s Docu-series “When They See Us” tells the heartbreaking story of the Central Park Five. Roland Martin acknowledges that it’s difficult to watch but says “everyone should watch it,” because “it is still a reality for African Americans.” Martin wants to see former mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg, prosecutors Elizabeth Lederer and Linda […]

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

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

D.L. watched Ava DuVernay’s 4 part Netflix series When They See Us and called it “both the most beautiful and sad thing,” he had ever seen. It tells the story of the Central Park 5; teenage boys who were arrested and convicted of a rape they did not commit. They were targeted and made an […]

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series about the Central Park 5, When They See Us has scared and started a conversation among parents about how to keep the same from happening to their children. Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with parenting expert and author Denene Millner who believes the series can be the start of an […]