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John Legend Launches Activism Docuseries - The Color Brief March 1

John Legend Launches Activism Docuseries - The Color Brief March 1

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Singer, producer, and activist John Legend has teamed up with YouTube, Columbia Records, and WeTransfer for a new docuseries titled Can’t Just Preach.

The first episode will highlight Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, her community activism, and her personal journey since her son’s wrongful death in 2012.

The five-episode miniseries will go on to highlight other activists working for civil rights causes throughout the U.S.

Legend recently released the song and video “Preach”.  The release doubled as a fundraiser for his Free America organization, which focuses on ending mass incarceration.

He has personally donated $10,000 to each of the five subjects from the series.

Episode 1 can be viewed on YouTube now.

In other news… 

Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu was named the Cannes Film Festival jury president. He’s the first Mexican filmmaker to fill the role.

Kenan Thompson is rebooting the 1990s Nickelodeon sketch show All That. Co-star Kel Mitchell confirmed via Instagram that he has signed on to appear.

Mahershala Ali, fresh off his second Supporting Actor Oscar win last Sunday, has signed on to star in the new sci-fi film Sovereign.  Little is known about the film’s premise as the logline hasn’t been released.

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Solange Releases New Album ‘When I Get Home’ - The Color Brief March 4

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