MTV Broadcasts In Black And White To Talk About Race On MLK Day
MTV is broadcasting in black and white today as it airs perspectives on race by musicians, politicians and audience members on Monday. Those perspectives will include musicians Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Pete Wentz and Jordin Sparks, actor Penn Badgely, Selma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo and politicians U.S. senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who was part of Martin Luther King's inner circle during the events depicted in Selma. The recent graphic novels March from Top Shelf are based on the same event.
The program will run for 12 hours in black and white, from 9 AM EST until 9 PM as part of MTV's #TheTalk an anti-bias campaign to get viewers to have open and candid talks about race issues.
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