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08/23/2013 02:02 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2013

"For Colored Boys" Filmmaker Stacey Mohammad Discusses New Web Series (VIDEO)

In recent weeks, the conversation concerning the struggles African-American men face in this country has been widely-discussed. From the Trayvon Martin case, to the story of Oscar Grant's shooting in "Fruitvale Station," to the staggering incarceration rate of black men, there is no doubt that black men in America are plagued by tough odds.

Award-winning filmmaker Stacey Mohammad tackles that topic in her web series "For Colored Boys," which tells the stories of "African-American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many."

The first installment, subtitled "Redemption," follows the life of Benjamin Boyd Sr. and his journey reconnecting with family and reassuming his role as a father upon his release from prison.

Mohammad spoke with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill about the project and her motivation to tell these stories.

"I think that's the tradition of people of African descent," she told Hill. "You know, we're storytellers, and we've always used storytelling and art in a way in which it heals humanity."

Watch a clip of Mohammad's interview above, and subscribe to her YouTube channel to catch the "For Colored Boys" premiere on Sunday, August 25, at 7 p.m. EST.

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