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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jun 03, 2019. 2 comments

The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park Five

The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park Five

If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond Santana.

The five boys—then aged 14 to 16 and dubbed “The Central Park Five” by the media—were the victims of some of...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum May 21, 2019. 3 comments

When They See Us: You Will Not Only See the Central Park Five; You'll Hear, Feel, and Want to Fight for Them

When They See Us: You Will Not Only See the Central Park Five; You'll Hear, Feel, and Want to Fight for Them

Central Park Five. It’s a name that has been bestowed upon Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Jr., and Korey Wise. Five men—then teenagers—who tragically embodied the turn of phrase, “wrong place at the wrong time,” were essentially immortalized into infamy as soon as they were dubbed as such.

But, what about when we see them? As people?

Written and directed by Ava...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Mar 02, 2019. 2 comments

When They See Us Teaser Trailer: The Central Park Five Are Authentically Seen 

When They See Us Teaser Trailer: The Central Park Five Are Authentically Seen 

The “Central Park Five” may have been immortalized with the name, but it’s always important to remember that each member of that historic group is a person. Humanizing them is important.

Exclusive: Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five Says City’s Recent Document Dump Is One-Sided,…

Seemingly out of nowhere last Friday, the city of New York, via its law department, released a…

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 21, 2018. 15 comments

NYC Releases Thousands of Documents on the Central Park 5 Case, Prosecutor In Case Says the Five Weren't 'Deserving' of Settlement

NYC Releases Thousands of Documents on the Central Park 5 Case, Prosecutor In Case Says the Five Weren't 'Deserving' of Settlement

On Thursday night New York City released several thousand documents, recordings and other materials detailing the notorious Central Park Five case.

The story of the Central Park Five should be a stranger to no one. It was only decades after their initial conviction that defendants Kharey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam had their convictions overturned in...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Aug 24, 2017. 5 comments

3 of the Central Park 5 Finally Celebrate Their High School Graduation, Receive Honorary Diplomas

3 of the Central Park 5 Finally Celebrate Their High School Graduation, Receive Honorary Diplomas

It’s been decades in the making, but on Monday three of the Central Park Five finally got the opportunity to celebrate their high school graduation and received honorary degrees after they were robbed of their futures when they were wrongly imprisoned and later wrongly convicted for the 1989 rape of a woman who was jogging in Central Park in New York City.

According to the New York Times,...

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