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Subscribe to Shadow And Act to win a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy of Jordan Peele's new movie 'Us'! 'Living Single' without Maxine Shaw?? Here's why creator Yvette Lee Bowser had to fight for the character 'King Richard,' Film about Venus and Serena Williams' dad, starring Will Smith, has found a director! Gabrielle Union And Jessica Alba's 'Bad Boys' Spinoff 'L.A.'s Finest' Renewed...

Film

WATCH: Issa Rae Hilariously Accepts Emerging Entrepreneur Award At The Women In Film Gala

In an evening full of inspiring speeches, Issa Rae's acceptance speech for the Emerging Entrepreneur Award at the Women in Film Gala took the cake. Taking a queue from hip-hop legends that are never humble, Rae took the time to talk her sh*t, and the result was hilarious: To her managers at 3Arts Management, she said, "Y'all ain't sh*t." To HBO's Chief Programming Officer Casey Bloys...

Film

'When They See Us': An Evening Of Black Joy With Oprah, Ava And The Exonerated Five

Hundreds flocked to Raleigh Studios Sunday night to attend the Netflix FYSee Emmy consideration event for When They See Us, Ava DuVernay's powerful new limited series detailing how five Black and brown children were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the rape of the woman known as the Central Park Jogger in 1989. After a screening of the first episode of the four-part series, When...

Interviews,Series

After 'When They See Us,' The Exonerated Five Are 'Still Surviving,' And Fighting Back [INTERVIEW]

In 1989, the media branded them “The Central Park Five,” as they were wrongfully accused, convicted and imprisoned for the horrific rape and beating of Trisha Meili in Central Park. But that’s not who they are. Thirty years after they were first tried as children ages 14-16, Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson and Antron McCray are exonerated, free men who are...

Reviews,Series

'When They See Us': Don't Miss This Scene's Radical Message

As Trey Mangum wrote for Shadow And Act, Ava DuVernay's When They See Us—the four-episode Netflix series about the five young Black and brown teens who in 1989 were wrongfully convicted of rape, imprisoned for 7-13 years each and dubbed by the media 'The Central Park Five’—demands your viewing. As heartbreaking as the true story of Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef...