Our current political climate has made us all well aware of the importance of paying attention to news and information while considering the impact on the underserved. But, how many times can we rise up before we just need to sit down? 

“I don’t think modern day activists are misguided […] Because we’re still fighting the same fight,” impassioned activist Kwame Rose tells Television Critics Association in journalists in July during a panel discussion for HBO’s documentary, Baltimore Rising, which is about the swift and emotional reaction to Freddie Gray’s death that swept that city. “We’re still fighting for voting rights. We’re still fighting for healthcare. We’re still fighting for equality and basically being recognized as human beings.”

His and several other new and recent television shows and miniseries are here to ensure we stay woke even when we’re too tired to leave the couch.