Amandla Stenberg
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Amandla Stenberg attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp)

An exclusive new clip of the film The Hate U Give highlights the dynamics of the complex and loving relationship between a Black father and his teenage daughter. Racism and police brutality come into play for this drama that is based on Angie Thomas’ novel of the same name.

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, and Regina Hall, The Hate U Give has been causing a buzz since it hit theaters October 5. In this new clip exclusive to theGrio, audiences get to see the nuanced relationship between Star (Stenberg) and her father, played by Hornsby. Fans are also keyed into new commentary from the actors.

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“The Carter family is really a testament to the Black family,” says Stenberg in the clip. “You see Star become more like her dad. She’s grown up with a stable pillar of understanding.”

“What I love most about this family dynamic is their willingness to be honest to each other,” says Hornsby. “This father, daughter relationship shows the type of humanity strong Black fathers have for our children.”

Watch the new clip below:



Russell Hornsby has a special message about Black fathers

Russell Hornsby says it’s time more Black fathers received the credit they deserve.

The Hate U Give star delivered a passionate plea backstage after a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) panel about Media Diversity, co-sponsored by theGrio.

Hornsby plays a devoted dad in the upcoming film, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas  which details the story of a teenage girl who witnesses her friend killed by police.

“I want audiences to know that Black families do exist and that Black fathers exist and that they are passionate. That black fathers care and that Black fathers love and are faithful,” Hornsby told theGrio.

Hornsby is himself married and a father of two boys who are 3 and 1-years old.

“We can misstep, we can trip, we can fall, but we get up. We are here. We are present. Husbands love their wives, wives love their husband and love their children,” he affirmed.