Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

In Hollywood's Business Model, African-American Experience is 'Flavor of the Month'

"Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" are both box office hits dealing with slavery. And while they are movies dealing with historical African-American experiences, screenwriter John Ridley and Charmaine Jefferson of the California African American Museum say this might be nothing more than a popular trend in a Hollywood that has largely failed to accurately capture the stories of African Americans.

 

 

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People vs. Kiera Newsome

One woman strives to prove her innocence from behind bars, while a team of pro-bono lawyers and students fight the odds to get her out.

  • 2020-12-02T21:00:00-08:00
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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

  • 2020-12-09T21:00:00-08:00
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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

  • 2020-12-16T21:00:00-08:00
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Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

  • 2020-12-23T21:00:00-08:00
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