AMC Is Developing a Black Lives Matter TV Show

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AMC is developing a drama series about the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, based off of the bestselling book by Pulitzer winner Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice.

The show will use the nonfiction novel as a jumping off point, but, Deadline reports, the characters and narratives in the series will be fictional.

They Can’t Kill Us All examines police brutality in segregated neighborhoods has led to the high-profile murders of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray, and the subsequent fight for justice that birthed Black Lives Matter. The TV adaptation will be written by LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies).

The show is being produced by Makeready, who’ve got an impressive roster of upcoming projects, including work from producers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Chloe Grace Moretz.

‘Black Lives Matter Art Show’ On Through Early September

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Poster by Carla Cubit

The “Black Lives Matter Art Show,” inspired by the political movement, created by Occupy Art and featuring posters and art by Carla Cubit, as well as photographs by Cubit of protests that have taken place in the New York area, is on display today through September 4th at 266 W 37th St in Manhattan.

Cubit will perform at tonight’s grand opening, followed by a speech from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a discussion with the artist.

Cubit’s multimedia work uses found materials to create new images and stories. About her art, she’s said, “I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance,etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication.”

During the opening reception and throughout the  of the “Black Lives Matter Art Show,” necklaces, magnets, and key chains will be available for $1.

Occupy Art brings screenings, pop-up shows, and speakers to New York City, as well as organizes protest and rallies. They have called themselves “the 99%.”

Cubit resides in New York City, where she creates her small mixed media pieces.