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Beale Street Talks, Vol. 4

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 02.09.2016 | 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 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Leader-Chivee

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

Spike Lee Lauds Academy Changes, Still Plans To Skip Oscars

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.24.2016 | Black Voices

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Spike Lee applauds the Academy for making changes to increase diversity in its ranks, but he is still skipping the Oscars. "W...

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...

Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

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

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

Julian Mitchell | Posted 01.21.2016 | 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 c...

BEING SPIKEFUL: Short and sweet (Me, not him)

David S. Simon | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Spike Lee has announced that he will be boycotting the Oscars and Jada Pinkett will be picketing. Now I have worked in Hollywood in TV for 30 years (...

Spike Lee Goes Off On The Oscars On 'Good Morning America'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

Spike Lee is not done speaking up about the Oscars.  The "Chiraq" director announced this week that he is boycotting the annual film awar...

I'm Boycotting the Oscars and Here's Why You Should, Too

Camryn Garrett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Even if we don't break records, we'll still be sending a message: we are important. We matter. Our achievements and our work are not worth any less because of our skin color. We should be recognized. After all, it is true.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: The Best in Menswear and Beyond

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.20.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine put it best when he stated that, "we are looking to the future with confidence and in the knowledge that Florence and Pitti Uomo continue to be the top places to be on the map of world fashion."

The Oscars Are So White That Spike Lee Refuses To Attend

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

As controversy continues to boil regarding the Oscars' all-white acting nominees, Spike Lee has said he will not attend next month's awards. The outs...

Tyler Perry On Critics Who Say His Characters Negatively Portray Black People

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

Tyler Perry has a multi-million dollar movie empire, which has helped land him on the list of highest paid men in entertainment. Despite his suc...

NBA Stars Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony And Chris Paul Call For An End To Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent advocacy group is trying to enlist basketball fans to do something about the scourge of gun violence in America. Everytown f...

Why Black Folks Must See Chi-Raq, Even If You Think It May Be Wack

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Spike Lee, we can't be mad at you, For using your creativity is what you do. My ire is directed more towards those, Who are angry that Chi-Raq is in couplets not prose

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

Jim Luce | Posted 12.21.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.

Satire and Redemption: Reading Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

Joseph WInters | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph WInters

Lee's new film, Chi-Raq, might not be "likable" but it definitely follows his previous films as it prompts viewers to think critically about unresolved tensions and problems in the film and the broader social world.

Spike Lee Talks Chi-Raq, Oscar Win, Dave Chappelle & More

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

In the wake of the recent Paris bombings, I sat down with newly minted Academy Award winner Spike Lee, and the cast of his new film Chi-raq. Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris and John Cusack went on record to discuss the state of the country, the recent Paris attacks and how much tragedy we as a world can take.

Spike Lee: The Mayor Told Me 'Chi-Raq' Was Going To Hurt Tourism

NBC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices

Spike Lee continues tackling controversial subject matter through the art of his film-making.  But as veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. D...

If Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is Not Chicago's True Story, What is?

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

When outrage over a fictional movie outweighs outrage over the horrific gun violence happening all too often in Chicago, the question is, what are we really angry about?

Spike Lee Responds To Chicago Rapper's 'Chi-Raq' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE 12/9/15: On Tuesday’s episode of MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Lee responded to Chance’s comments an...

Nick Cannon on Chi-Raq, the Folly of Manhood, and Sex Strikes

Vulture | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.07.2015 | Black Voices

Spike Lee’s latest, Chi-Raq, is a dizzying mélange of genres, tones, and styles, all whirling around two poles: one, the real-life gun v...

Watch Angela Bassett Storm Through A Powerful Scene From 'Chi-Raq'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment

"Chi-Raq" is bold and audacious -- the qualities needed to address the violence that's pervasive in America right now. The new Spike Lee film, in the...

This Woman Started A Sex Strike To Help Stop Violence In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

Similar to the premise of "Chi-Raq," April Lawson from the South Side of Chicago, wants both married and single women to join her in a sex strike unt...

Spike Lee Calls For Hollywood To Be Less Blindingly White

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment

The Governors Awards is the closest thing Hollywood has to a do-over.  Every year since 2009, the Governors Awards has corrected some of ...