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When They See Us, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown Among 2019 AAFCA Winners

Photo: Presley Ann (Getty Images) The African American Film Critics Association just announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors and as you can probably guess, there’s no shortage of black excellence among those set to be honored. When They See Us, the Ava DuVernay-helmed miniseries that’s poised to ransack every trophy during award […]

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Did You Know Samira Wiley Was Asante Blackk’s Aunt? Because They Have the Same Damn Face

Samira Wiley and Asante Blackk.Photo: Gonzalo Marroquin (Getty Images for Aerie), Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for Netflix) Samira Wiley is an auntie. Nope, not that kind—we’re not getting into that again—the Emmy winner is an actual biological auntie of a 2019 Emmy nominee. That’s right, Wiley is the aunt of Asante Blackk, who portrayed young […]

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2019 Primetime Emmys: When They See Us and Pose Score Major Nominations

Jharrel Jerome, left, in When They See Us; Billy Porter in Pose Photo: Atsushi Nishijima (Courtesy of Netflix), JoJo Whilden (Courtesy of FX) It’s just about that time for the Television Academy to shine again! The nominations event for what is considered to be the biggest night in television took place on Tuesday morning, with […]

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2019 Primetime Emmys: When They See Us and Pose Score Major Nominations [Updated]

Jharrel Jerome, left, in When They See Us; Billy Porter in Pose Photo: Atsushi Nishijima (Courtesy of Netflix), JoJo Whilden (Courtesy of FX) It’s just about that time for the Television Academy to shine again! The nominations event for what is considered to be the biggest night in television took place on Tuesday morning, with […]

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Trump Still Thinks The Central Park Five Are Guilty, DNA And A Netflix Miniseries Be Damned

Trump, asked by @AprilDRyan if he would apologize for his remarks on the Central Park Five, does not apologize and adds: “You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt.”Via Fox pic.twitter.com/sXXFGtnEMU — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 18, 2019 While May ended with the premiere of Ali Wong’s Netflix comedy, Always Be […]

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Oprah’s ‘When They See Us Now’ Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn’t Heal

“The world knew them as just a derogatory headline for decades … But from this day forward we call them the Exonerated Five, not the Central Park Five,” Oprah Winfrey said during her hour-long interview special Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now. The special, currently airing on Netflix, features When They See Us […]

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When Karma Has GPS: Linda Fairstein Dropped By Literary Agency Amid Backlash for Being a Despicable Human Being

Screenshot: Makers Video (YouTube) As society’s “Fuck Linda Fairstein” campaign continues, on Tuesday came the news that Hollywood literary agency ICM Partners has decided to wash its hands of the former New York City prosecutor-turned crime novelist-turned bane of our collective existence. Deadline confirmed the news and reports that ICM Partners represented the bestselling author, […]

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Black Student Protest Leads to Prosecutor in the Central Park 5 Case Quitting Her Columbia Law School Job

Photo: iStock Another day, another example of karma coming for folks in the fallout over the wrongful prosecutions of the Central Park Five. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer has quit her part-time gig as a professor at Columbia Law School after renewed calls for her ouster by the Black Law Students Association, the New […]

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’30 Years Later and Not Much Has Changed’: Oprah’s Interview with The Exonerated Five to Air on Netflix and OWN

Oprah Interviews The Exonerated Five | When They See Us / Netflix (YouTube) Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam—once known as “The Central Park Five” are now “The Exonerated Five.” The five men, whose lives were tragically altered when they were unjustly convicted in two separate trials in connection with […]

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Backlisted: Publisher Kicks Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein to the Curb

Linda FairsteinPhoto: Paul Hawthorne (Getty) Sometimes life comes at you fast or — in the case of former prosecutor-turned-author Linda Fairstein — decades later, with Fairstein facing the latest comeuppance as a result of backlash since a revisting of her handling of the prosecution of five black and brown boys in New York’s infamous 1989 […]

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Blacklisted: Publisher Kicks Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein to the Curb

Linda FairsteinPhoto: Paul Hawthorne (Getty) Sometimes life comes at you fast or — in the case of former prosecutor-turned-author Linda Fairstein — decades later, with Fairstein facing the latest comeuppance as a result of backlash since a revisting of her handling of the prosecution of five black and brown boys in New York’s infamous 1989 […]

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Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Dismisses Accuracy of When They See Us: ‘It’s a Basket of Lies’

Photo: Paul Hawthorne (Getty Images) Former prosecutor Linda Fairstein is experiencing karma having a bad week. Since the release of Netflix’s haunting masterpiece When They See Us, the world has been provided with explicit details of the abhorrent lengths that Fairstein went to to ruin the lives of five innocent black and brown teenagers. Advertisement As […]

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Five Black Men React to Netflix’s When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s Series About the Central Park Five

On May 31, Netflix released the Ava DuVernay-helmed miniseries, When They See Us, which delves into the case of the Central Park Five, the five black and brown boys who were convicted in 1990 in both the media and the courtroom for a crime they didn’t commit. In 2002, they were exonerated after the actual […]

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Five Black Men React to Netflix’s When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s Series About the Central Park 5

On May 31, Netflix released the Ava DuVernay-helmed miniseries, When They See Us, which delves into the case of the Central Park Five, the five black and brown boys who were convicted in 1990 in both the media and the courtroom for a crime they didn’t commit. In 2002, they were exonerated after the actual […]

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5 Black Men React to Netflix’s When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s Series About the Central Park Five

On May 31, Netflix released the Ava DuVernay-helmed miniseries, When They See Us, which delves into the case of the Central Park Five, the five black and brown boys who were convicted in 1990 in both the media and the courtroom for a crime they didn’t commit. In 2002, they were exonerated after the actual […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park 5

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park Five

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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When Are Black Boys Allowed to be Boys? The Cast of When They See Us Says There’s Still Work to Do

I’m asking myself what do I look like? Do I look like a criminal?- Jharrel Jerome What do you see when you look at black boys? Perhaps you see a brother, a son or a nephew. Conversely, you might see a deep thinker, a creative, a leader, or even our future. But for Korey Wise, […]

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Here’s Everything New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘Always Be My Maybe’ And ‘When They See Us’

Netflix Netflix closes out the month of May with a couple of highly-anticipated originals and a Starz historical drama full of heat. Ava DuVernay’s limited series about the wrongfully accused Central Park Five lands on the streaming platform Friday. The show highlights issues of racial profiling and corruption in the police force. For some lighter […]

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When They See Us Is the Haunting Masterpiece the Central Park Five Deserve

When They See UsPhoto: Courtesy of Netflix After watching Netflix’s upcoming miniseries When They See Us ahead of its release, here are five observations. 1. While the tragic tale of the Central Park Five is at least vaguely familiar to most, this miniseries does an exceptional job of exploring the myriad of ways in which […]

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