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“When They See Us” Shows How Black Slang Was Criminalized For The Central Park 5 & It Still Is Today | Bustle

Nylah Burton, Bustle Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix. Featured Image DuVernay’s new Netflix docuseries When They See Us depicts the heartbreaking story of the 1990 Central Park Five case in which a group of young Black and Latinx boys were convicted of a crime that they did not commit. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, falsely confessed to the rape of a female jogger, which led to them being imprisoned for six to 13 years. The series explores the ways the Central Park Five were villainized in the media and in public opinion — and particularly for their […]

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I Saw Myself in ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ But I Had to Work Hard. | The New York Times It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

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Ava DuVernay’s Fiercely Feminine Vision for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ | The New York Times She made the movie she wanted, about a multiracial world and the loss of a beloved parent. “I know it’s $100 million” for Disney, she says. “They’ll be fine.”

She made the movie she wanted, about a multiracial world and the loss of a beloved parent. “I know it’s $100 million” for Disney, she says. “They’ll be fine.”

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