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Watch: Victory Boyd Perform Jazz Festival On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Victory Boyd makes her late night television debut performing “Jazz Festival” with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The up and coming singer and her family of musicians signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation last year. They got their start when their parents founded the Boys and Girls Choirs of Detroit. A move to New Jersey and subsequent performances on New York City subway platforms, in Central Park and the stairs of the Met brought them to Jay-Z’s attention. Victory’s solo EP, It’s A New Dawn, was released last year. 

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Media Questions Of The Week

 

What new information did the Justice Department find regarding the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 which has caused them to reopen the case? 

Will the new agreement between the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA and the major television studios which will diminish auditions in hotel rooms, help to destroy the “casting couch” in Hollywood? 

 

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Watch: Insecure Season 3 Official Trailer

Issa Rae’s Insecure returns to HBO for Season 3 in August. The trailer is a quick overview of Rae’s character and her friends discovering themselves while trying to have relationships. There is just enough mystery to keep the questions coming about the plotline but fans want to know if Jay Ellis is coming back to the show. Season 3 of Insecure premieres August 12th on HBO. 

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Snowfall Returns To FX For Season 2

Snowfall will return to FX for a second season on July 19th. Damson Idris’ central character Franklin Saint continues his climb as a successful crack dealer among the challenges of Los Angeles street life in 1984. Saint’s fearlessness is necessary in his trade that is linked back to the Iran-Contra scandal. John Singleton serves as one of the creators and producers of the show feels like a time machine in its accurate recap of the crack cocaine crisis in Los Angeles. 

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Watch: Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Trailer

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is a six-part docu-series about Trayvon Martin who was killed by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman six years ago. Jay-Z produced the show that looks at Martin’s life, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the aftermath of his death.  Zimmerman followed Martin around a gated community and spoke with emergency responders who told him to let them come and assess the situation. He fatally shot Martin and defended the shooting by stating that he had to defend his life with the weapon despite Martin only having candy and iced in his possession.

Zimmerman eluded an initial arrest because law enforcement said he had a right to shoot because of the Stand Your Ground statue. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in 2013. The case sparked several protests around the country and Martin’s hoodie became a symbol of racist injustice. There are interviews with Angela Davis, Al Sharpton, Carmelo Anthony and others. Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premieres on the Paramount network on July 30th at 10 PM ET. 

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