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When They See “When They See Us” People Will Really Understand The ‘Central Park Five’ Story (Trailer)

“When They See Us” was conceptualized and co-written by Ava DuVernay for Netflix and it is coming to take hearts and minds and twist them… to make us feel everything the falsely accused (and eventually exonerated) Central Park Five.

Just LOOK at who is attached. The exec producers (Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro) all the through to casting (Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood)… they will draw MILLIONS of viewers! We must learn. ALL of us.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, “When They See Us” will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

“When They See Us” premieres May 31 only on Netflix.

– Netflix

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Protesters ‘Makes Some Noise’ For Social Justice At “The Public” Library (Trailer)

Look up ‘moral dilemma’ in the dictionary. It’d probably reference something like this movie’s plotline in the definition. Hmmm… “The Public” library is a good place to find a good dictionary… and shelter from deadly cold winter weather. Watch the trailer above.

In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience comes to a standoff with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.
– Consequence of Sound

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Michael K. Williams On Vice On HBO (Documentary)

Chalky White goes back to lockup. Okay, that’s a Boardwalk Empire reference for those who don’t know or remember. But this is good. So is his new show “Hap & Leonard” (check local listings).

Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s The Wire) goes in depth and explores mass incarceration and the juvenile justice system.

VICE does it again.

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Assassin’s Creed: “Cafeteria” Clip (Teaser)

Nice! Michael K. Williams is right in the middle of things in this upcoming video-game-come-to-screen flick “Assassin’s Creed.” Michael Fassbender plays the lead, but in the teaser above, we are allowed to see the character played by Michael K. figuring prominently in the plot. Both are descended from members of an ancient assassins guild (per the movie namesake’s game franchise’s backstory), but how the characters are pieced together… for or against each other… Well, that’s what the ticket purchase will be for, right?

That, and all the azz-kickery that is sure to be in the movie; given the trailer (we posted on here earlier). “Assassin’s Creed” hits theater screens December 21, 2016.

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New Jersey Drive: Black Market With Michael K. Williams (Documentary)

Back in the day, it used to be stealing cars on the slick, and joyriding. Nowadays, it’s carjacking. Sh!t’s dangerous and desperate. Ride with VICELAND and Michael K. Williams as we get into the hows and whys. It’s deep.

In Newark NJ, unemployment and lack of hope turns a tradition of joyriding stolen cars into an international criminal operation.

Wow, even connecting with Treach (of Naughty By Nature). The full story will be told!

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Poised Under Pressure: How Michael K. Williams Finds Peace (Video)

I love what I do, but I LOVE when people love what I do.
Michael K. Williams

That sentiment stokes the fire that builds pressure in the cooker. Making this episode or that film the best, making the most of this media appearance or that one. On top of that, Michael is his own ‘image consultant’ – choosing his own clothes and look for these events. Why does he add that pressure to the situation when, at his level, he could hire someone.

Because the time he spends dressing himself, getting a haircut… are like his Zen meditation. Peaceful silence and renewed focus. Watch.

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Mark Wahlberg x Michael K. Williams star in “The Gambler” (Movie Trailer)

A wise man’s life is based around “f**k you”…

Movie year 2015 is shaping up to be a good one. Now that Michael “Chalky” Williams is freed up (yes, go back and watch the finale season of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ wowww)… he can headline this movie with Mark Wahlberg and a worthy assist from John Goodman (whose character laid out that wisdom above to Wahlberg’s character).

Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…

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Kill The Messenger (Trailer)

We’re already open about the Freeway Rick Ross documentary about to hit big screens (trailer here). Now… Michael K. Williams giving the ‘Chalky locked down’ look to these fools (“Boardwalk Empire” is some good watching, folks)… playing the King Of Crack! Man what! Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy,” “Avengers”) co-stars in “Kill The Messenger.”

[Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary] Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.

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Actor Michael K. Williams Discovers His African Ancestry (Video)

Shout to OkayPlayer TV for posting this clip of actor Michael K. Williams aka Mr. Chalky White of Boardwalk Empire’ (returning for a new season this Fall; can’t wait) tracing his roots back to Africa. ‘Heart of a King…Blood of a Slave’ – that Nas lyric rang true to Mr. Williams in this episode of ‘The Roots Of…’ Watch above.

Overwhelmed with emotion, Williams calls actor/friend Isiah Washington to share that indeed they are brothers!

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They Die By Dawn (Movie Trailer)

Nice Black Western coming up! “They Die By Dawn” stars Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and Isaiah Washington. Jeymes Samuel directs what is sure to be a good look for the massive movie ticket and popcorn taxes they hit you with at theaters. Not cheap… just saying… spending hard-earned money sucks more when the movie sucks. Doesn’t look like that’ll be a problem with this flick. Look at Erykah Badu flex with the shottie. Nice!
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