Hate U Give aims to create empathy while offering portraits on why Black Lives Matter

the hatred you give is Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestselling youth novel chronicling the life of 16-year-old Starr Carter, who came from an impoverished black neighborhood but in an upscale private school in the suburbs go to school. Starr’s best friend Khalil was shot dead by a police officer on a sad and fateful … Read more

The hatred you give also shows what the power of truth can do

Movies have long lied that an impassioned speech can change everything. George Tillman Jr. Fierce, sharp-eyed the hatred you give, based on Angie Thomas’ acclaimed young adult novel, finds her voice as protagonist 16-year-old Starr (Amandra Steinberg) flocks to Hollywood’s climactic monologue as she finds her voice, Dare to speak the truth to power. Starr … Read more

How the deaths of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin inspired ‘your hatred’

Calls for justice swept the country on New Year’s Day 2009 when Oscar Grant, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a white Oakland traffic police officer. Angie Thomas felt them all the way in Jackson, Mississippi. “In my anger and frustration, I wrote a short story about a boy Khalil who … Read more

Hate U Give brings a new kind of teen film to the world

Coming-of-age stories follow certain beats. Walking through the school, meeting some eyes and not others, often in monologue voices—Introducing us to the world of this young man. There is an inspiring character, sometimes two; this man, despite his flaws, challenges and cherishes the protagonist. There are often fleeting glimpses in childhood, moments of growth – … Read more

The hate you give is not a good movie and it’s hard to say it out loud

On October 3rd, Wesley Morris in a New York Times Magazine article titled “The Moral Warfare” (in short) sounded the alarm that in today’s political climate Next, the difficulty of criticizing black art in order to preserve the culture. Basically, he said, because the stakes are higher for black art, it has become taboo to … Read more

Hate U Give brings the Black Lives Matter movement to theaters with a surprising teen film

The Hate U Give shatters the sweetness of recent Hollywood teen movies and has a shock to the system. A slick, big-budget teen movie about the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, it’s at its core the idea that as citizens, our responsibilities go beyond our individual needs. Filled with pure, active rage, it … Read more

Hate U Give brings the Black Lives Matter movement to theaters with a surprising teen film

The Hate U Give shatters the sweetness of recent Hollywood teen movies and has a shock to the system. A slick, big-budget teen film about the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, it’s at its core the idea that as citizens, our responsibilities go beyond our individual needs. Filled with pure, active rage, it … Read more