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'Show Me a Hero' on HBO: Lost in Yonkers

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"This story wasn't going away," said David Simon explaining his persistence in making the six-part mini series, Show Me a Hero, he co wrote with William F. Zorzi based on Lisa Belkin's 1999 book.

12 Things You Should Know About BlackStar Film Festival

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
Zakee Kuduro

There's an independent film festival in West Philadelphia that has been fertile ground for some of the best contemporary black filmmakers, producers and actors: The 4th Annual BlackStar Film Festival, which will take place July 30 through August 2.

Spike Lee Concludes 'Chi-Raq' Filming, Addresses 'Misinformed' Critics

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Spike Lee has drawn criticism since he announced his forthcoming Chicago-based film, “Chi-Raq.” The film, which reflects a popu...

Chiraq and the North Shore: A Tale of Two Summers

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

Tonight summer is in the air. My sons ran to the park up the street and I am left alone, with dappled light and open windows... I pour a glass of wine and position myself in the stream of dusk blushing the living room gold.

"Wait, Mom, Are Those Police or Isis?"...

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.

Spike Lee's CHIRAQ

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Spike Lee is working on a movie reflecting this violence. With the obviously unflattering working title "CHIRAQ," Spike's movie has stirred Chicago, making the politicians nervous.

10 Things I Learned about Bessie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened Bessie on HBO and here are 10 things I learned.

Spike Lee Defends His Planned Film On Chicago Violence

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - Movie director Spike Lee, known for films that deal frankly with racial issues, appeared in Chicago on Thursday to defend ...

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn some criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight b...

Amazon Nabs Spike Lee Movie ‘Chiraq'

The Wrap | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

Spike Lee is making his next movie for Amazon Studios and the Oscar-nominated filmmaker is courting Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye ...

The Best Spike Lee Movies

Culturalist | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

Podcast Review: The David Feldman Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

David Feldman is a sterling example of a comedian and writer who, despite his success in mainstream media -- he's won a trio each of Prime Time Emmys ...

Elvis Nolasco Plays an Addict in ABC's American Crime

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

It was easy for me to come up with questions to interview the multi-talented and ever so handsome Elvis Nolasco.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Spike Lee, the old guard of black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane, bloodsucking art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotic -- prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.

'Selma' Wins Big At NAACP Awards

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The civil rights drama "Selma" won top honors at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took sharp notice of snubs of African-A...

Spike Lee's Advice To Ava DuVernay: 'F**k 'em'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

The Academy Awards announced this year's class of nominees on Thursday -- and promptly drew heavy criticism for failing to recognize people of color ...

For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dominic Carter

I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.

Spike Lee: 'I Don't Know What The Grand Jury Was Looking At'

Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Earlier this year Spike Lee revisited a scene from his film “Do the Right Thing” by creating a mashup clip featuring character Radio Raheem choked...

Michael Rapaport Squashes Beef With Spike Lee

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices

After months of back-and-forth expletive-laden barbs, it appears Spike Lee and Michael Rapaport have set aside their differences and, by the sound of ...

Addicted's Bille Woodruff's 'Naked' Ambitions

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

A faithful adaptation of erotica queen Zane's million copy bestseller, the romancer showcases the posteriors of William Levy, Tyson Beckford, and Boris Kodjoe as they try to satisfy Sharon Leal's Zoe, who's suffering from a hardy case of sex addiction that's destroying both her marriage and career.

Spike Lee: 'There's A War On The Black Male And It's Tearing The Country Apart'

Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout the course of his filmmaking career, Spike Lee has been very vocal on his personal views on social issues and politics. So it comes as no s...

Bensonhurst Case and Do the Right Thing Revisited 25 Years Later

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Tawana Told The Truth! So blared the graffiti in Bed-Stuy in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that was released roughly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1989 and, according to legend, served as the first date for Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.

Michael Rapaport Fires Back At 'Sh*t Stain' Spike Lee

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

The feud between filmmakers Spike Lee and Michael Rapaport continues. In the most recent round, during a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday, Rapaport c...

Phil Jackson Is Mellow About Melo

Rob Taub | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

I am a neurotic, handwringing New Yorker and Phil Jackson is a Zen Master. He will continue to move forward on his mission to bring a championship to New York, with or without Melo and whatever the outcome, he probably won't lose any sleep.

The 'Do The Right Thing' Reviews Spike Lee Called 'Unfiltered Racism'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

According to something called New York City Weather Archive, temperatures in New York on June 30, 1989 were relatively mild. That's ironic since what ...