New York Times Best Selling Author TaNehisi Coates’ novel “Between the World and Me” recently surpassed 100 weeks on the best-sellers list. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

By AFRO Staff

In July, HBO announced that author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best selling novel “Between the World and Me,” would be the foundation for a special centered on racism, injustice and police brutality. The announcement came at the height of racial unrest in the country, after multiple incidents of killings as a result of police brutality gained national attention.

The special was directed by Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes, who handled the 2018 stage adaption of the same novel. The program featured excerpts from the novel, and words from celebrities, activists and public figures like Angela Davis, Oprah, Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad and more.  

“Between the World and Me” premiered Nov. 21 on HBO. For more information, visit