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Fruitvale Station: Movie Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Peter Clothier

Fruitvale Station is harrowing to watch, but its intensity is deeply rewarding for anyone who wants to learn more -- not only about the social injustices that continue to plague this country, but also about something that tragedy has always taught us best: the essential nobility of the human soul.

Witnesses

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

As if our hearts weren't already broken, along comes Fruitvale Station, the story of a young African-American man and the tragedy that befell him on a Bay Area subway platform when events came together in a cursed rush in the early hours of New Year's Day 2009.

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.

10 Ways the Black Community and Their Allies Can Transmute Pain Into Power

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Kanene Holder

"You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity and in as many ways as possible that you were a worthless human being." -- James B...

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...

Fruitvale Station: An Important Statement on the Power of Perspective

Zeba Blay | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zeba Blay

Helmed by first-time director Ryan Coogler and produced by Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (who makes a brief but powerful appearance in the film as Grant's mother), the film puts as much focus on the fatal shooting as it does on what preceded it.

PHOTOS: 'Fruitvale Station' Screens In Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

Oakland's Grand Lake Theater rolled out the red carpet on Thursday night as hundreds gathered for a private screening of "Fruitvale Station," the film...

Sundance Diary: 'Fruitvale'

John Lopez | Posted 03.23.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

There's always a film at the festival pretty much everyone agrees is worth it. This year it's Fruitvale. And the question that's really on your mind, presuming you haven't seen it already, I'll just answer straight out. Yes, it's that good.

Oscar Grant: Former Cop Mehserle To Be Released Monday

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: Denise T...

Don't Worry About The Bedbugs -- Eliminate the Financial Parasites

John Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Harrington

$1.6 billion of interest, excessive fees, and other exorbitant costs are being charged to poor people every single day, making it almost physically and fiscally impossible for individuals to exit the poverty cycle.

Mixed Feelings After BART Trial Verdict

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youth Radio and The San Francisco Chronicle. By Leon Sykes For the past few weeks, talking to my friends about the Oscar Gra...

"A Broken Window, That's Not a Human Life, That's Not Violence"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Youth Radio Editor DOWNTOWN OAKLAND- D...

Oakland Reacts to Verdict in Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Crowds gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the Oscar Grant murder trial verdict are expressing anger at a justice system they say continues to fail communities of color.

Anticipating Black Bloc Protests: Reality Check About Anarchists

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Caitlin Grey and Robyn Gee OAKLAND-- W...

Oscar Grant Murder Trial Judge Worries About "Erroneous" Coverage

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The judge presiding over the Oscar Grant murder trial expressed "great concern" about how inaccurate media coverage of the trial is affecting community sentiment in Oakland, where Grant's shooting took place.

Oakland: Road To Riot? Rumors, Speculation Fuel Fear

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Noah Nelson OAKLAND-- With a gag order...

Oscar Grant Murder Trial Is Not Being Televised (Maybe That's A Good Thing)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Just because there are no cameras in the courtroom doesn't mean I want this trial to go quietly. The public needs to pay attention to the case. An incident like this can easily happen anywhere, not just Oakland.

Inside the Courtroom -- Johannes Mehserle Trial Day 4

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Sgt. Eugene Wong testified that Mehserle didn't follow proper police procedure. Wong is a BART Police defensive tactics instructor who trains officers to safely detain, search and arrest suspects while maintaining control.

Protestors Gather Outside Johannes Mehserle Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Ariel Edwards-Levy LOS ANGELES - Appr...

High Profile Police Murder Trial Underway

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Ariel Edwards- Levy LOS ANGELES -- So...

From the Courthouse: Mehserle Trial Day One

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

I'm sitting in the courtroom where Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer facing a murder charge for the shooting death of 22-year old Oscar Grant III, is wearing a gray suit, brown shoes, and yellow tie. He sits devoid of emotion.

Jury Selection Finalized In Former Officer's Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada & Nick Bellizzi Tomorro...