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Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters | Politico

Organizers have begun holding events in black communities where they lavish praise on the president while handing out thousands of dollars in giveaways. Allies of Donald Trump have begun holding events in black communities where organizers lavish praise on the president as they hand out tens of thousands of dollars to lucky attendees. The first giveaway took place last month in Cleveland, where recipients whose winning tickets were drawn from a bin landed cash gifts in increments of several hundred dollars, stuffed into envelopes. A second giveaway scheduled for this month in Virginia has been postponed, and more are said […]

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Before the Central Park Five, There Was the Trenton Six | Black Perspectives

Denise Lynn, Black Perspectives Trenton Six, 1949, (Charles White via Museum of Modern Art). Featured Image four-part docuseries When They See Us, directed by Ava DuVernay, has brought attention to the notorious case of the Central Park Five, a legal case that for many of us unfolded in living memory. The attention the docuseries brought to the case has inspired historians to make comparisons to other cases involving the legal frame-up of young Black men. Carl Suddler and Heather Ann Thompson have cited cases like the Scottsboro boys and the Harlem Six as examples. Thompson argues that these cases reveal […]

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Ava DuVernay Will Reteam With Netflix for a Series About the Central Park Five | Slate When does Ava DuVernay find time to sleep? The filmmaker announced Thursday that in addition to the myriad of other projects she has in the works, she is also reteaming with Netflix for a new limited series about the Central Park Five.

When does Ava DuVernay find time to sleep? The filmmaker announced Thursday that in addition to the myriad of other projects she has in the works, she is also reteaming with Netflix for a new limited series about the Central Park Five.

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