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Chrisette Michele: My Family Cut Me Off For Performing At Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.27.2017 | Black Voices

Chrisette Michele has had a hard few days, thanks to her performance at President Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The singer-songwriter, who release...

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Samuel L. Jackson on Quentin and Spike Lee and Best of the Emirates

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.12.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While there have been undeniably more wonderful films than what I've been able to watch at this year's Dubai International Film Festival, part of the ...

Bill Nunn, Who Fought The Power In 'Do The Right Thing,' Dies

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment

Actor Bill Nunn, best known for his frequent collaborations with friend and director Spike Lee, died on Saturday in his hometown of Pittsburgh after a...

The Monterey Jazz Festival: Through the Lens of a First-Timer

Valerie Wardlaw | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Valerie Wardlaw

This past weekend, I attended the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) in picturesque Monterey, California. I was a bona fide festival first-timer. You're p...

Netflix Orders 'She's Gotta Have It' Spike Lee Series Based On His Landmark Movie

Deadline Hollywood | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.16.2016 | Black Voices

Thirty years after Spike Lee burst into the American indie scene with the 1986’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the filmmaker is revisiting his debut ...

Spike Lee Says Kaepernick’s Protest Is Similar To That Of Ali

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

Colin Kaepernick’s controversial decision to not stand during the singing of the national anthem at a NFL preseason game on Aug. 26 is nothing new, ...

The CallBack: Power's Leading Man Omari Hardwick Talks his First Major Callback plus more at ABFF

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
RaVal Davis

With the premiere episode of Starz's hit show Power drawing a total audience of 2.26 million, in it's new Sunday night slot, Omari Hardwick's leading man status just got cemented. As if it was ever a question in the minds of fans that remember the star from Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, BET's Being Mary Jane, Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls and Spike Lee's Miracle At St. Anna.

#HollywoodElection, the Impact of Celebrities

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Montclair Diplomats

Photo: Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images This presidential election has been a crazy ride, for sure. Normally, we turn to the news or do our own research...

The Istanbul Film Festival: From Spike Lee's Doc on Michael Jackson to a Tribute to Otto Preminger

Karin Badt | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The delight of the Istanbul Film Festival is to get a glimpse of the Turkish films one can't see so easily elsewhere, and to go from theater to theate...

10 Things I Learned from Barbershop: The Next Cut

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw the movie Barbershop: The Next Cut (aka Barbershop 3) on opening day. Although I have no recollection of seeing the first two Barbershops I w...

Spike Lee Wants America To 'Wake Up' In Star-Studded Bernie Sanders Ad

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices

Spike Lee is calling for Americans to "wake up" in his latest joint, an endorsement ad, for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The dir...

Bernie Sanders Tells Spike Lee What Black Lives Matter Means To Him

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.07.2016 | Black Voices

Spike Lee believes in Bernie Sanders. The two men, who both hail from Brooklyn and share a strong admiration for the borough, met for the first time ...

Spike Lee's New Joint Documents Mizzou Protests

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

For his most recent project, director Spike Lee focuses on the protests that rocked the University of Missouri last fall. The short film, titled "2 F...

Front and Center at the Academy

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney McKinney

Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there will be a white cloud hanging overhead, as well as a few well-publicized absences.

Human Highway & Beyond: Conversing with Cameron Crowe, Chatting with Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo, Plus Mucho Music Exclusives and Off The Wall Gets Spike'd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I loved being able to write about Neil Young for Rolling Stone, he was one of the artists I was able to follow through the years."

Spike Lee Endorses Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

Actor and director Spike Lee lent his voice to a radio campaign ad this week, throwing his support behind Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. This en...

This Week In Normalization: A Top Exec Gets #OscarsSoWhite But America Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment

The entertainment industry is timidly embracing a long-overdue discussion on what we'll call "normalization" -- allowing directors, screenwriters, pro...

Happy Birthday Van Gogh on International Bipolar Day

Paul Dalio | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts
Paul Dalio

Inspired by the film maker's own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his feature film debut which also includes performances by Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman.

Oscar, For the 88th Time, Do The Right Thing

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

After 88 years, isn't it fair to expect that a societal shift should have already occurred that would result in better representation of the diverse American family in an industry that is inherent to America? Please, Oscar, do the right thing, already!

Beale Street Talks, Vol. 4

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 02.09.2017 | Arts
Gabriel James Bump

Volumes one and two and three are available here and here and here. "My mother just told me off for frying chicken unevenly. Talking to y'all getting...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood

Lauren Leader-Chivee | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Lauren Leader-Chivee

The failure of the Academy to select any nominees of color is symptomatic of the larger issues facing the industry.

Charlotte Rampling Backtracks On 'Racist To Whites' Oscars Comment

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment

After claiming Friday that the current conversation around diversifying Oscar nominees is "racist to whites," actor Charlotte Rampling made a statemen...

Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

Two Congressional Black Caucus members are now openly supporting those who are boycotting February's Academy Awards ceremony over the lack of diversit...

The Truth About 'Chi-Raq': A Conversation With Spike Lee

Julian Mitchell | Posted 01.21.2017 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Spike Lee has built an astonishing career as a multigenerational filmmaker, crafting some of the most iconic cult classics of the past four decades.

NOW They'll Do Something: Academy Swears It Will Address Diversity Problem Next Year

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expected to announce as early as next week measures aimed at making its Oscar choic...