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Author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein is facing backlash and calls to boycott her books after the portrayal of her in a new Netflix series about the Central Park Five. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Ex-Prosecutor Faces Harsh Criticism After 'Central Park 5' Netflix Series

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Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o attend a Miu Miu show in Paris in March 2014. Some pictures are worth a thousand words. This one, it turns out, was worth a movie deal. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Film director Ava DuVernay brings her talents to "Queen Sugar," a drama series premiering Tuesday Sept. 6 on Oprah's OWN network. Paul A. Hebert/Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP hide caption

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Ava Duvernay And 'Queen Sugar': Celebrating Diversity, Inclusivity In TV

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Historian Peniel Joseph says criticism of the film Selma as historically inaccurate is misguided, and that the movie correctly portrays African-Americans as the drivers of the civil rights movement. Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph hide caption

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