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The Wire Star Michael K Williams Says War on Drugs Is War on People of Color

The Wire star Michael K. Williams has penned an op-ed on the war on drugs in the United States, stating it is a war on people, specifically people of color. The war on drugs is a war on people and more specifically, black and brown people, whom it has sought to demonize and silence, criminalizing generations of youth of color and creating severe drug-sentencing laws ultimately to target and incarcerate communities of color, he said in a letter for CNN on the 45th anniversary of the war on drugs.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/the-wire-michael-k-williams-war-on-drugs/

The Wire Creator David Simon Slammed For Using N-Word in Tweet About Sean Hannity

David Simon , the creator of The Wire, is being slammed for using the N-word in a tweet about Sean Hannity . Simon was weighing in on the upcoming Donald Trump town hall where he is set to address the issues facing African-Americans. The event will be hosted by Hannity on Wednesday. Hannity my n-, he tweeted, without the dashes. If they couldnt get Ta-Nehisi or Deray to host, then who but you on the pulse of black America?  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/the-wire-creator-david-simon-slammed-for-using-n-word-in-tweet-about-sean-hannity/

Michael K. Williams says his time on 'The Wire' was like college

Michael K. Williams is everywhere these days. If hes not popping up in the Ghostbusters reboot, hes appearing in HBOs new series The Night Of . Everything still comes back to Omar Little, however. The Wire s gay, shotgun-slinging stick-up artist was the role that first...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/JVCO2DUtV8A/michael-k-williams-the-wire-college

Oz, The Wire Creators Talk Homicide, HBO Post-Sopranos ATX Television Festival

David Simon and Tom Fontana have multiple cult hits between them, but they sayit all started with Homicide: Life on the Street . The two sat down to discuss their history, their shows and how life at HBO has changed in the post- Sopranos age at the ATX TV Fest in Austin Saturday. Fontana says it was Barry Levinson who first brought Simon's book, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets to his attention, with the intent to create a show based on the book.   Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/06/oz-the-wire-homicide-hbo-atx-tom-fontana-david-simon-1201771010/

The Wire Actor Wendell Pierce Says Arrest Was a Civil Political Discussion That Escalated

The Wireactor Wendell Pierce says he regrets the actions that led up to his arrest in Atlanta, Georgia, over the weekend, and claims the incident was a civil political discussion that got out of control. I regret that what started as a civil political discussion escalated to the level that it did, he tweeted . Although what has been reported thus far differs in important respects from what actually occurred, he added. ...  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/the-wire-actor-wendell-pierce-says-arrest-was-a-civil-political-discussion-that-escalated/

'The Wire' actor Wendell Pierce arrested for simple battery

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com The Wire star Wendell Pierce was arrested for simple battery in Atlanta on Saturday. According to arrest records, Pierce, 52, was booked in Fulton County Jail on Saturday and released later that day on a $1,000 bond. According to ABC...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/Z53sTTGj824/wire-actor-wendell-pierce-arrested-battery

Dominic West's Big Regret From The Wire

It involves someone whose name rhymes with Marack Schmobama.  Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/dominic-west-big-regret-the-wire.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Drug kingpin who inspired The Wire characters dies in prison

A Baltimore drug kingpin who inspired characters on HBO's The Wire has died while serving a term in federal prison in North Carolina. Baltimore Health Department spokesman Sean Naron confirmed on Tuesday that 54-year-old Nathan Barksdale died in a medical prison in Butner. Naron did not know exactly when Barksdale died, or how.... http://nypost.com/2016/02/16/drug-kingpin-who-inspired-the-wire-character-dies-in-prison/

Melvin Williams, Inspiration for The Wire, Dead at 73

Melvin Williams, the inspiration for HBOs The Wire, died on Thursday. He was 73. Nicknamed, Little Melvin, Williams past as a drug kingpin in the 60s is said to have been the inspiration for Wood Harris character Avon Barksdale on the critically acclaimed drama. Williams eventually left the drug trade and went on to work with local pastors. He also had a recurring role on the series as Deacon, a pastor giving aid to West Baltimore youth.  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/melvin-williams-inspiration-for-the-wire-dead-at-73/

'The Wire' Cast Reunites in Baltimore to Read Residents' Monologues

Dominic West, Michael K. Williams and Wendell Pierce were among the participants.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/iCOzzhqSQ4c/story01.htm
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