During an intimate post-screening conversation in Atlanta, the actress avoided discussing the controversy surrounding the film, but she did talk about her preparation for the role and what she hopes audiences will get from the film.
A onetime drug dealer and a convicted murderer, now a prominent voice against mass incarceration, Shaka Senghor talks to The Root about his just-released memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison.
In a Q&A with The Root, Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith in the film Concussion, talks about finding the strength to take on the NFL and expose the lethal consequences of brain injuries among its players.
In a Q&A with The Root, the director defends the title, the poetry and his right to tell a story in Chicago. He also says that the willingness of Jennifer Hudson, a victim of the city’s violence herself, to come on board speaks volumes.