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‘The Chi’ Recap: Ep. 7 Humanizes Police Brutality For Clarity, Not Empathy

In 'The Chi,' we see the corruptive influence of police brutality on the police themselves and the blurred lines between police departments and gangs.

‘The Chi’ Recap: On Ep. 6, There’s No Singular Black Experience, No Matter The Outside Perception

Emmett has to decide what sort of father he will be to his kids, as the rest of The Chi’s characters try to overcome problems of their own making…

‘The Chi’ Recap: Ep. 5 Makes Us Reckon With The Truth About Black Boys’ Tears And Police Misconduct

Kevin struggles to deal with the death of his estranged father, and the Chicago police abuse their power to arrest black men.

‘The Chi’ Recap: In Ep. 4, Bad Decisions Become Black Clouds That Follow You Forever

In The Chi, respect is everything because reputation precedes everyone. That reputation can either be in front of you as a shield, protecting you from unruliness of the…

‘The Chi’ Recap: Ep. 3 Shows The Effects Of Childhoods Being Stolen By Adults

A child can die and still grow up. A child can die from growing up. In The Chi, where humanity is hustled and children face their mortality, childhood is a luxury few…

‘The Chi’ Recap: Ep. 2 Shows That Hustling Humanity Is The Key To Surviving The Jungle

How does one survive in a jungle? How does one survive in an environment where volatility is the norm and there’s no observed rule of law outside of one’s own…

‘The Chi’ Recap: Ep. 1 Explores Black Women’s Strength And The Mortality Of Black Youth

In a cinematic gut punch, Lena Waithe’s The Chi kicks off its second season with one of the most disturbing scenes on television. Admittedly, it’s hard to stomach the…

Jason Mitchell Has A Lot To Say About ‘The Chi’ Season 2 And How We Failed Nipsey Hussle

To watch The Chi is to commit yourself to a world that’s rarely forgiving, but always authentic. On the new season of Lena Waithe‘s critically-acclaimed Showtime drama…