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‘Fruitvale Station’ hits home for Damian Lillard

By Marc J. Spears The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard and a cousin saw the biopic “Fruitvale Station” in an otherwise empty theater in Portland on Wednesday night. Considering that the NBA Rookie of the Year personally knew the man portrayed in … Continue reading

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Race-blind admissions: White privilege is too often ignored in movies and in life

By Ann Hornaday As a drama about the needless death of a young, unarmed black man, the shattering new movie “Fruitvale Station” has found particular resonance with audiences in the past few weeks. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as … Continue reading

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Forest Whittaker – Fruitvale Station

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Fruitvale Station

Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions and Ryan Coogler brings us the true story of Oscar Grant. This along with “The Butler” coming in August are my top must see films this year. This opens TODAY!Fruitvale Station stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. Take … Continue reading

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Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Oscar Grant

By Hrang Vartanian A mural by street artist LNY, with some help from artists COST, ENX, and Ellis Gallagher, now dominates the very busy corner of Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The work is a creative commission … Continue reading

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Remembering Oscar Grant & Immortalizing Trayvon Martin: Why Do We Need Movies?

By Sophie Jacob Sitting in the Angelika Theatre in downtown New York City on Friday night, waiting for Fruitvale Station to start, I did not know what I was in for. The movie is about the death of Oscar Grant … Continue reading

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