Recreating 'Roots' For a Modern Audience: VICE Talks Film
VICE's Jaimie Sanchez interviews Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, and Mark Wolper about the remake of Roots for this episode of VICE Talks Film. In this personal interview VICE Talks Film covers the legacy of Roots from 1977, what changes were made in this remake, and how the themes in Roots relates to today's political landscape. (VICE)
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus - Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44) - met with Nigerian officials at the Nigerian Embassy to discuss how the international community can work together to rescue nearly 300 girls and young women abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
On Sunday, the Cavs beat the Warriors to win the NBA Championship-the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. Of course, LeBron James-who was a beast in the playoffs-was named the MVP. LeBron fans celebrated. Cavs fans celebrated. But, wait-so did Rihanna. (Complex News)
81-Year-Old Great-Grandmother, Grandson Injured in Drive by Shooting in Chicago
A great-grandmother and one of her grandchildren were wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday. Iola Buress, 81, was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home. The family returned home around the corner to relax on the front porch when someone drove by and opened fired. Iola was struck in her wrist and abdomen. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester, was struck in the hip.
The Internet Reacts to Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video
On Friday night, Kanye West revealed the visual for "Famous" in front of an audience of thousands at The L.A. Forum, and many more sitting at home watching the live feed of the event on Tidal. (Complex News)
SMOKEABLES: The Quickest Way to Make Cannabis Dabs
Dabbing has become a super popular way to smoke weed over the past few years, but wax or cannabis concentrate is not always the easiest thing to come by. However you can make it yourself at home with just some parchment paper, some weed & a flat iron, Watch as Abdullah shows us how. (VICE)
MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. SERIES PREMIERE MON SEPTEMBER 21 on FOX!
Kevin Durant & the Warriors: Everything You Need To Know
Kevin Durant, undoubtedly this offseason's most sought after NBA free agent, has made his "decision" official. He posted a letter on The Players' Tribune on Monday morning and announced he is leaving the Thunder and signing with the Golden State Warriors. (Complex News)
'The Decision': Don't Compare Kevin Durant & LeBron James
It was the perfect storm, really, one we likely won't see again until-er, maybe next summer. The best (regular season) team in NBA history, the 73-9 Warriors, with an open roster spot, the salary cap shooting up from $70 to $94 million, and the perfect Warriors-style player, a 6'11" sharpshooter by the name of Kevin Durant, entering free agency at the peak of his prime. (Complex News)