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James Baldwin Shines 30 Years After His Death In Trailer For 'I Am Not Your Negro'

"Cause I'm not a n****r. I'm a man."

Three decades after his death, James Baldwin's thoughts about race in America unfortunately still ring true, and while Baldwin took his last breath on Dec. 1, 1987 in France, his words are coming to the silver screen in a new documentary that he wrote titled I Am Not Your Negro.

Directed by Raoul Peck, the doc is the unfinished work of Baldwin's last piece Remember This House. The manuscript, which was intended to examine the deaths of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr., never saw the light of day. Yet Peck dove through Baldwin's notes to create the stirring new film.

With Samuel L. Jackson acting as narrator, the film examines race relations today while using Baldwin's words from decades past to accent the current climate. Archival footage of a young Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show open the trailer, along with images of police brutality all throughout history all the way to the uprisings that shook up the nation in Ferguson.

"If any white man in the world says 'give me liberty or give me death,' the entire world applauds. When a black man says exactly the same thing, he is judged a criminal and treated like one everything possible is done to make an example of this bad n****r so there won't be anymore like him."

I Am Not Your Negro premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews and will hit select theaters Feb. 3 Watch the trailer below.

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The original Matrix film , which was released in 1999, brought in more than $400 million worldwide. Its 2003 sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, earned close to a billion dollars, while The Matrix Revolution made just under $430 million.

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'The Wire's' Tray Chaney Shares His Testament In Self-Entitled Documentary Trailer

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After being accepted as an "Official Selection" during the Black Continental Independent Movie Awards in Silver Spring, Maryland, Chaney released the documentary trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story under his Undeniable (Wired Different) campaign on Thursday (Aug. 15). The potential docuseries will follow the narratives of the journeys of The Wire cast members, how they landed their roles, what happened when the television series ended in 2008, and what they are doing now.

Under the production of Commodore Independent Filmworks and Safe House Films DC. Chaney's 45-minute episode features testimonials from Big Daddy Kane, Clifton Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Russ Parr, Jd Williams, Keith Robinson, Anwan Big G Glover, and Black Child. His former co-star Idris Elba also shows his support for the documentary.

"Just know how hard he hustles," says Anwan "Big G" Glover.

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Watch the trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story below.

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"I forgot to tell you that, The Proud Family is coming back. Proud Family's coming back," he reportedly said. "It's on one of Disney's streaming [services]. Yeah, Proud Family's coming back. They told me not to tell you."

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#TommyDavidson revealed #ProudFamily is coming back. He revealed it will be on #DisneyPlus streaming app.https://t.co/ODqHwiKN0R pic.twitter.com/3bWCZcbW1m

— WhereistheBuzz (@whereisbuzzzzzz) August 14, 2019

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