Black History Month is coming to an end and I want to give a major shout-out to my favorite actor, Mahershala Ali, who wowed me yet again, in his lead role as Detective Hays in HBO‘s True Detective.
Update: Mahershala Ali won an Oscar for Supporting Actor in the film Green Book. Personally, I went to watch the movie in the theater and I loved every part of it. Despite my knowledge of black history, I had no idea what the Green Book meant.
Ali plays a veteran ranger who spent his time mostly alone in the woods before spending most of his years as a detective. He watched his partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff) climb the ladder of success while he spent years on desk duty and being ignored despite his incredible skills. In the Purcell mystery case, West traveled through the woods with a full team and police dogs, searching for two missing children. But it was Hays’ intuition and skills that found the dead boy. West is white, Hays is black, and we know this story all too well.