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Youth Empowerment Day was held at the Logan Center during the Emmett Till commemorative weekend in Chicago. Youth and adults gathered to hear from the Till family and to discuss the racial climate in the South at the time of Till’s murder. Thee day of seminars, film screenings and performances was designed to educate, engage and empower youth. Mysonne…

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Frutivale Station was released in theaters across the nation this weekend. The film, which examines the life and untimely death of Oscar Grant, is already being considered as a choice for Academy Award nominations. Beyond it being a Hollywood product, the social significance of the film touches on a larger notion of racial profiling and…

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Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan is the man of the hour. Jordan, 26, who recently sat down with us here at rolling out to discuss his Hollywood rise, Trayvon Martin and his latest accomplishment, “Fruitvale Station. He has been in a handful of big box office films including Red Tails (2012) and Chronicle (2012).…

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Michael B. Jordan covers this week’s edition of rolling out. The 26-year-actor shares his thoughts on playing Oscar Grant in the new film, Fruitvale Station, his initial reaction to George Zimmerman’s acquittal and how he prepared for a role of a lifetime. Shot in North Hollywood, Calif., Jordan revealed his sense of power and leadership…

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Story and direction: A.R. Shaw Images: Phoenix White for Steed Media Service On the night George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, Michael B. Jordan experienced an all too familiar feeling. The 26-year-old actor was attending a sporting event when the verdict was announced. “I was at the L.A. Dodgers game with my…

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Trayvon Martin’s murder and the circumstances that occurred to Oscar Grant III at the Bay Area’s Fruitvale transit station seem to hit the zenith concurrently. The nightmarish confrontations with vigilantes faced by two young African American males help us to realize the value of African Americans has been reduced in the minds of many who’ve…

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Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand In the wee hours of New Year’s Day 2009, Oscar Grant was gunned down by a transit police officer in Oakland, Calif. Grant was a young, unarmed black man; the officer, Johannes Mehserle, was white. The incident polarized the community. Fruitvale Station focuses on Grant’s…

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