Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith and John Carlos all feature alongside the former 49ers quarterback in the actor's latest artwork.
Rooting yourself in unapologetic, self-loving Blackness is a continuous struggle.
Before each of my races, standing alone on the starting line, waiting for the gunshot, I had Jesse Owens and Berlin on my mind. I would think of the time my own people were banned from the Olympic Stadium, simply for being Jewish.
Their stories are rarely told.
Biopics are either really good or really cheesy. There's no in between with me. Imitating a person that you've studied for the role is really hard to do. In my opinion, the best biopics are of people unknown or those who are long dead - by like 20 years.
Stephan James, who played Representative John Lewis in Selma, plays another 20th-century icon in Race, the story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Stephan James portrays Owens during the Nazi-impacted 1936 games.
For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?
I came away from the film amazed by Zamperini's story but unimpressed by Jolie's film of it. My friend, however, was outraged