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Race, Film and Reflection

Tom Meek | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Meek

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial two movies have come out that have helped shape the discussion on race and the racial divide.

The 31 Best Performances Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment

Summer of 2013 has come to its unofficial end, which means what better time than now to look back over the last four months of movie releases to find ...

From Strange Fruit to Fruitvale Station

Jasmine Rand | Posted 10.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

He gave His only Son for my soon-come son, In His name for his future's sake, I pray.

D.C. Sniper Attacks Come To Life In Sundance Hit

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.15.2013 | Entertainment

Now that "Fruitvale Station" has made its post-Sundance impact, another harrowing true story from recent history is making its way to the big screen. ...

Fruitvale, Blue Jasmine and Tragedy

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Peter Clothier

What is it about Woody Allen and me? I went with friends to see Blue Jasmine, his new movie, this past weekend, and everyone loved it except me.

Conversations with Matt Nathanson and Sly & The Family Stone's Cynthia Robinson, Plus Threefifty's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm a fanatic for music and all the records I love, the engine for them is the laying of yourself out in a way that could potentially be embarrassing."

Considering Hope

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

"Trayvon Martin could have been me," the President said. His presence offered us a rare, engaged commitment to what our nation is all about.

Which Michael Jordan Said Or Did It?

Posted 08.02.2013 | Celebrity

There's another Michael Jordan in town these days. Michael B. Jordan became a Sundance darling with the premiere of "Fruitvale Station," the m...

Fruitvale Station: Next Stop?

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

This train, like Oscar Grant's life, stops at Fruitvale Station. But it is on the journey, not at the stop, where the larger issues are met and considered: What does it mean to be young and working class and of color in contemporary American society?

Reflections on Frutivale Station

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.28.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I saw Fruitvale Station and left thinking about the night a friend and I were pulled over by police officers. We were making a U-Turn to park just a block away from a cabaret we were attending in northeast Washington, D.C.

'Fruitvale Station' Shows Black Male Humanity (ESSAY)

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

Oscar Grant did not deserve to die. This is the central message of "Fruitvale Station," a film dramatizing the real-life case of the young unarmed bl...

From Oscar To Trayvon

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Pendarvis Harshaw Watching "Fruitvale Station" in Oakland was more like watching a memory than watching a movie. When the film showed people smo...

'Fruitvale Station' Duo Reunite For New Project

Eurweb | Posted 07.25.2013 | Black Voices

MGM is reuniting “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan for its “Rocky” spinoff “Creed,” which would have Jo...

Fruitvale Station, a Life Stolen

CC Stinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Using art as an outlet, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station painted the complex life of a young African American man in today's society.

Fear, Control & Police Brutality In Anaheim

Nina Flores | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Although Anaheim conjures popular images of Disneyland for many, for others the city reflects the increasing tension between its two public faces: home of the Magic Kingdom versus home of officer-perpetuated fatalities.

Oakland: Opening of the Oscar Grant Film + Zimmerman 'Not Guilty' Verdict + Vandalism = A Sad, Mad City

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 09.18.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Mays McDonald

Breaking windows, spraying graffiti and setting fires to garbage cans isn't original; it hasn't worked in the past and it isn't working now to alleviate our sorrow. Living amidst nightly violence weakens our unity.

Back In The Oscar Hunt

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — Octavia Spencer almost passed on one of the most acclaimed movies of the year so far – "Fruitvale Station." The film, re...

Fruitvale Station and Trayvon Martin: We Have to Act

Tom Ammiano | Posted 09.16.2013 | San Francisco
Tom Ammiano

If the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, the real-life protagonist of the new film Fruitvale Station, were isolated incidents, we could complain and then feel better. We could protest, and then move on. However, neither death represents a random miscarriage of justice.

Seeing Trayvon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend asks, "What do we tell our children?" We tell them to strive to leave this country more just than they found it. We give them the history to inform them and the tools to carry on the struggle.

Popcorn Preview: Fruitvale Station

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Fruitvale Station (2013) Cast includes: Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind), Octavia Spencer (The H...

Bullets and Bastille

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Oh boy, let the healing begin. Just returned from Union Square where a meet up has gone on all day for Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who...

'Fruitvale' Star On Zimmerman Verdict: 'My Heart Hurts So Bad Right Now'

Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan was one of the many stars who expressed outrage after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Tr...

Art Can Heal If We Let It: The Fruitvale Station Trayvon Martin Connection

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

I sat down with first-time director Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed the film in an attempt to process his own thoughts and feelings surrounding the shooting, the riots, and the injustices in a productive manner.

Trayvon Martin Case Closes, 'Fruitvale Station' Opens All In One Racially-Charged Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

While the name Emmett Till made its way up Twitter's list of trending topics Saturday night and a jury of six women determined that George Zimmerman w...

Movie Review Series Just Seen It Begins Season 3 on PBS

Zorianna Kit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Saturday night, PBS kicks off its third season of the movie review series Just Seen It. The show begins its current 13 episode run reviewing the horr...