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Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay has been behind some of the most prolific films and documentaries of our time. After directing the Oscar-winning Selma, DuVernay joined forces with Netflix for 13th, an in-depth look at racial inequality within the prison system. Netflix has just green lit her next project, Central Park Five.

It’s one of the most heartbreaking stories about the persecution of young black men. The Central Park Five, as they became known, were five young men in their teens wrongly accused of the most heinous act, stripped of their reputation, dignity and freedom without evidence or witnesses. When a white women gets raped in NYC Central Park, the city went on a rampage and they wanted someone to pay.

As DuVernay’s social media post states, one of the most influential people to call for the execution of these innocent young men was Donald Trump. To this day, Trump continues to believe that the 5 young men are guilty, despite the fact that another man confessed and his DNA was found at the scene.

The limited series hasn’t been given a release date but we are excited for Ava to bring this story to life.

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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