Black and White

Two attorneys, one Black man, and one white man look back over their lives and navigate racial tension and stereotypes as they compete for the same partnership position at their prestigious law firm, which has just nabbed the two biggest cases in the firm’s history.

When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases—a rape case against a white NBA star who allegedly raped a black stripper, and a murder case against a black rapper who allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen—Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked with handling these racially charged litigations. The cases hit emotional chords with the two lawyers and force them to reckon with their interracial relationships and families. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger?

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TV Episode
Starring Roles For:
Gabrielle Union
Phylicia Rashad
Shameik Moore
In the Vein Of:
A time to kill
Changing Lanes
Author Bio:
Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award-winning novels "Monster," "Wounded," "Love and Happiness," " A Father's Sacrifice: Daddy's Girl," and the new novel "Defining Moments: Black and White." He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in and to never give up on their dreams. His dream is to have his novels adapted into major motion pictures.

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