Central Park jogger case
“In Black and brown communities, we’ve always seen ... people promise us the world, then take office and give us nothing,” said Salaam, who was wrongfully imprisoned in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.
In spite of Netflix's banner year, Ava DuVernay's acclaimed series -- based on the Central Park Five -- was completely shut out.
Jharrel Jerome won a Lead Actor Emmy for his portrayal of Korey Wise in "When They See Us."
The director's guests were the men who were wrongly convicted of a 1989 rape when they were just teenagers.
“I asked him this morning how he feels about it," the Central Park Five miniseries director wrote. "He said, ‘They give me love and I give them love. It’s good.’”
The "When They See Us" director responded to the president, who stands by his call for the five falsely accused teenagers' execution in 1989.
The president once took out full-page ads calling for the execution of five teens who were later exonerated in the notorious 1989 rape case.
Elizabeth Lederer's resignation comes after students demanded she leave for her role in wrongfully convicting five black and Latino boys in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.
Ava DuVernay responded to the former prosecutor's op-ed, tweeting, "Expected and typical. Onward..."
The former prosecutor has faced renewed backlash after the release of Ava DuVernay's stunning Netflix limited series, "When They See Us."