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)
James Harden filled up the stat sheet in his Drew League game on Sunday, dropping 42 points, grabbing six boards, dishing out four assists, swiping three steals, and dealing with one fed up courtside fan. (Complex News)
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)
Woman Confronts Passenger Who's Masturbating on 2 Train
Despite the promised conveniences of public transportation, the general task of getting to and fro in a big city unfortunately has its fair share of downsides. In addition to random and troubling acts of violence, subway cars are sadly frequented by those who choose to exhibit some truly disturbing sexual behavior. (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)
LeBron James is only 31, so he still has a lot of life left in his NBA career. His new $100 million contract will likely keep him in Cleveland with the Cavaliers for the next three seasons, and once that contract is over, there's a good chance he'll sign another one for another few years (and maybe bring the "Brotherhood" together when he does it?).
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)
Ellen Degeneres Accused of Racism Over Usain Bolt Pic
Ellen DeGeneres is receiving widespread backlash from several people on social media after she tweeted a photo of herself being piggybacked by Usain Bolt on the now-famous photo of himself smiling while leading his competition in the Olympic 100m semifinals. (Complex News)
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!