This week marks the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A new documentary breaks down the legacy of the Warren Commission, which was set up to examine the circumstances of the killing of a president.
A star-studded teal carpet preceded the film about Atlanta's music history directed by the Horne Brothers and produced by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A new documentary tells the story of a group of mothers whose children challenged their views on what it means to be gay or trans.
A 17-year-old is in custody in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of Koko Da Doll, an Atlanta woman who gained notice in a documentary about transgender Black women and the dangers they face.
A new documentary film about Little Richard, the Macon-born architect of rock ’n’ roll, is a nuanced exploration of his life and career and the path he forged for generations of entertainers.
After Jackie, a new History Channel documentary, tells the stories of three of the Black baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson into the major leagues.
Surviving R. Kelly and Framing Britney Spears are among a growing list of documentary projects challenging audiences to reconsider old controversies with fresh eyes.
All the singers in this U.K. choir have undergone laryngectomies — voice box removal — to treat cancer. Singing builds lung strength, and performing together builds confidence, choir members say.
For the new HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow, filmmakers spent three years examining records and interviewing people close to Mia Farrow and Woody Allen to investigate allegations of molestation.
The reviewer's father, who was born in Wuhan, China, and lived there until he was 28, couldn't bear to keep watching. But she did — and was deeply moved by this new documentary film.
Ifeanyi Nsofor reviews the documentary series, Journey Of An African Colony, which confronts a painful past — including involvement in the slave trade — and celebrates the nation's independence.
The 2019 documentary Always In Season looks at the history of racism and lynching in the U.S. and connects it to the racial climate and justice today. As part of this narrative, the film follows the annual reenactment of the killing of four people by a mob in Monroe, Georgia in 1946 — known as the Moore’s Ford lynchings. To mark the annual reenactment, On Second Thought revisits our February discussion with Jacqueline Olive, director of Always in Season.
A new documentary from Magnolia Pictures is called John Lewis: Good Trouble. It goes beyond the highlights reel of Congressman John Lewis' storied life and reveals more personal elements of the man and the figure. Director and producer Dawn Porter and producer Erika Alexander joined On Second Thought to share how the film connects his legacy of seeking justice from his youth to his role as a revered congressman today.
Atlanta’s East Lake Meadows public housing project first opened its doors to Atlanta’s low-income residents in 1970. By the end of the century, it was...
The Equal Justice Initiative documents nearly 5,000 lynchings in America between 1877 and 1950, though the number is likely higher. The vast majority of...