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Michael B. Jordan portrays Oscar Grant in the movie, “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan is best known for his perfor- mances in HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, “The Wire” and NBC’s “Friday Night Lights.”

Michael B. Jordan portrays Oscar Grant in the movie, “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan is best known for his perfor- mances in HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, “The Wire” and NBC’s “Friday Night Lights.”

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Film Addresses Crimes against Black Men

‘Fruitvale Station’ Follows Life of Young Man Killed by a Cop

Three years before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain outside of his father’s home in Sanford, Fla., Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man was headed home in Oakland, Calif. on New Year’s Day 2009, and met a similar fate.