Crown Heights

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'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Takes a Serious Turn With Wrongful Imprisonment Drama 'Crown Heights'

The rising star breaks from the absurdity of ‘Atlanta’ to portray Colin Warner, a Black man who served over two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. As ‘Crown Heights’ hits a growing number of screens, we spoke to the actor and his subject about their first meeting, what drives them, and the importance of telling real stories of injustice.

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Crown Heights Residents Protest New Restaurant for Using Black Poverty Stereotypes to Sell Drinks

Summerhill’s White owner promoted her sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood by citing its allegedly bullet-riddled wall and selling 40 oz. rosé bottles in paper bags.

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WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield Fights Wrongful Murder Conviction in 'Crown Heights' Trailer

The “Atlanta” star portrays Colin Warner, a Trinidadian-American teen falsely convicted of murder and seeking exoneration for his two-decade incarceration.

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Films About Michael Brown, Roxanne Shanté Featured in 2017 Sundance Lineup

These films will bring issues of racial justice and emergent voices of color to Park City.