BET Networks hosted a screening of the award-winning Truth Series documentaryCharged: The DA vs. Black America, and a panel discussion moderated by political commentator and activist Jeff Johnson. It featured Shoshana Guy (the documentary’s director/producer), Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson, rapper/activist David Banner, Tamika Mallory (civil rights leader and anti-gun advocate), and Arva Rice (President and CEO of the New York Urban League). The event was in partnership with 100 Black Men, the New York Association of Black Journalists and the New York Urban League.
#Charged is an alarming wake up call regarding the absolute power of the DistrictAttorney. With an in-depth and unprecedented look into the DA’s impact on individuals and families across the country, the documentary exposes how theseelected prosecutors have contributed to the mass incarceration of Black men.Today, there are more African-American men in prison, on parole or on probation than were enslaved in 1850.
It is the D.A. – not the police – that decides who becomes part of the system.
Do you know who your District Attorney is?
The film encourages voters to first watch #Charged Monday, November 7th at 9:00pm EST so they can empower themselves with information about the importance of knowing who their district attorney is during election season, and then, exercise their rights and power at the polls Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th!
Please use the hashtag #Charged on all social media platforms and tune in to watch #Charged Nov. 7th @ 9:00pm EST. on BET Networks.
For more information, please visit: www.bet.com/charged