racial indifference

When They See Us - Neflix

The Netflix series by Ava Duvenay about the tragedy inflicted on young teenagers named the Central Park Five. This reenacted series about five young boys wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park back in 1989. A 5 part series that spans the years they were convicted to 14+ years being exonerated of the crime. Its a brutal view of the people of the justice system and the racist system that still exist today. A very emotional series that is a must see for people who respects justice.

If Beale Street Could Talk

This Movie was not on my list of must see even though it was an African American movie until I realized it was directed by Barry Jenkins.  The brilliant writer directer of Moonlight (Oscar winning).   Jenkins took the book written by James Baldwin and wrote the screenplay for this amazing romantic dramatic movie about two young lovers.  Sadly it goes from Romance and love to drama and tragedy that you see intimately through out the movie.  Should have been on the list for best movie of the year. 

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Detroit (the Movie)

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

This episode Alicia and watch another one of the best directors working today (Kathryn Bigelow ) The director of the previous two blockbusters The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.  Since we didn't have much history of what went on in the city of Detroit during this era.  We weren't sure if this was worth going to see  But when we found out Kathryn was director it, I knew we had to see it.  This is a very intense and contemporary movie of what is going on in our society right now.