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'Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma'

‘Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma’

by Bonnie Johnson on January 1 2014, 3:01PM

On the fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder at the hands of a Bay Area transit cop, his grandmother Bonnie Johnson opens up about her grandson, and how she honors his memory.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

NBA's Rookie Of the Year Knew Oscar Grant, Touched by 'Fruitvale Station'

NBA’s Rookie Of the Year Knew Oscar Grant, Touched by ‘Fruitvale Station’

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:00AM

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lilllard recounted his friendship with Oscar Grant for Yahoo! Sports.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Ava DuVernay: Black Film's Big Year Fueled by Indie Movement

Ava DuVernay: Black Film’s Big Year Fueled by Indie Movement

by Jamilah King on June 3 2013, 11:21AM

Years of carefully cultivating black talent is leading to a big year at the box office.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', /NOW

Ryan Coogler's 'Fruitvale Station' Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes

Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale Station’ Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes

by Jamilah King on May 17 2013, 11:40AM

The “little movie with a big, big heart” is grabbing the world’s attention.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', /NOW

Watch the Trailer for Oscar Grant Film 'Fruitvale Station'

Watch the Trailer for Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale Station’

by Jamilah King on May 13 2013, 11:11AM

The film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s death is heading to theaters this July.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', /NOW

15 Things You Didn't Know About 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler

15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Fruitvale’ Director Ryan Coogler

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 1:56PM

Here’s a look at what sets director Ryan Coogler apart from other filmmakers working in hollywood.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, /NOW