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Dick Gregory: "What I'm Running From" Bryn Mawr College Feb. 28

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Lonna Saunders

Mr. Dick Gregory -- presidential candidate, comedian, author, actor, army, postal worker, civil rights activist, entrepreneur in nutrition and the health food industry -- has done it all. What does he like doing best?

Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth

Shayne Lee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Shayne Lee

The successful opening-night extravaganza and successive string of sold out performances point us to a stirring symbiotic secret: Broadway needed Mike Tyson as much as Mike Tyson needed Broadway.

Edward I. Koch: 'I Don't Do Cinematography'

Tom Allon | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

If Martians landed on our planet and demanded I teach them what a New Yorker is, I'd go no further than show them the hours and hours of videotape of Edward I. Koch jousting at press conferences in the 1980s.

We Owe Spike Lee a Huge Apology

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you disagree with Spike... fine. But to disrespect and disregard him in the expression of that disagreement is wholly unacceptable. Spike Lee has earned better. Spike Lee doesn't need my help, but he does deserve our gratitude and respect.

DVDs: Woody, Spike and Wim Wenders Keep 'Em Coming

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's never easy to make a movie, much less one not geared toward the masses. Here's a rundown of new movies, documentaries, TV shows and classics getting a reissue, including one of my all-time favorite romantic dramas on BluRay.

Jamie Foxx Responds To Spike Lee's 'Django' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment

Jaime Foxx isn't taking Spike Lee's criticism of "Django Unchained" lying down. In a sharp response to Lee's diss, Foxx calls the director "shady" and...

Spike Lee Travels To London With The Knicks

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 03.18.2013 | Black Voices

LONDON -- Fresh from shooting his new film, Spike Lee walked onto the basketball court at the O2 Arena clad in Knicks gear and ready to cheer on his t...

2 Live Crew Vet Calls Spike Lee A 'Scheming Uncle Tom'

Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

2 Live Crew veteran Luther Campbell has come out swinging against Spike Lee, taking issue with the director's harsh critique of Quentin Tarantino's "D...

Dick Gregory: Spike Lee Is A Thug And A Punk

Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the "Django Unchained" controversy continues this week, legendary Civil Right activist and comedian, Dick Gregory, is the latest public figure to o...

Big Up: Let Down (India, Spike, Downton and More!)

Amanda Seales | Posted 03.10.2013 | Black Voices
Amanda Seales

This week's Big Ups go to a people speaking up for a change, a young girl with warrior strength, and the return of a bunch of turn of the century British snobs to my living room.

Clarke Peters in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer: Spiritual Blackout in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike Lee.

It's Absurd to Associate Django Unchained With Black Culture

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

Quentin Tarantino's film, Django Unchained has as much to do with the history and culture of American descendants of African slaves as Dumbo has to do with the plight of Weimar Jewry.

ReThink Review: Django Unchained -- Words With Friends?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Quentin Tarantino is one of the rare directors whose work is identifiable without his name attached, whether it's his flair for dialogue, his inspired use of music, his love for film and its genres, or his passion for blood-splattering violence. All of these are on display in his latest film, Django Unchained.

Django Wasn't the First, But Tarantino Needs to Be the Last

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

I will give Spike Lee his props. I will give John Singleton his respect. But directors such as Tyler Perry and many others who continue to profit from such slander and stereotype of the black population should be held responsible for such backlash that comes from Django.

The Zero Sum Game of Django: Unchained or More of the Same?

Angela Rye | Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Rye

Within the first fifteen minutes, I felt guilty for watching the movie. All I could think about and feel were Spike Lee's sentiments -- who refused to see the movie "out of respect" for his ancestors.

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

'Chappelle's Show' Actor To Spike Lee: 'Django' Is 'Only A Damn Movie'

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

Spike Lee can add "Chappelle's Show" star Donnell Rawlings to his list of detractors over his statements about "Django Unchained." If you can even ...

Django Unchained: Tarantino at His Best and Worst

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Bullets are flying every few minutes, but they always miss Django and the dentist, and they always hit everyone else, with gaudy spurts of blood to mark the event. Eventually, the improbabilities pile up to a point of no return.

Will Torture Debate Hurt 'Zero Dark Thirty' At Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Let's keep this short, as there are stockings to hang and reindeers to listen for: It's the night before Christmas, and the only thing stirring is controversy about Zero Dark Thirty and the nationwide opening of Les Miserables.

Spike Lee Says 'Django Unchained' Is 'Disrespectful'

Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

While Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has been largely celebrated by critics, there is one person who is less than happy with the film. Filmmak...

Django Surprised Me

Trey Ellis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Trey Ellis

I was as worried as I was delighted when I heard Quentin Tarantino's next film would be a slave-narrative-cum-spaghetti-western. Now, for making the funniest, most-energizing, complicated, brilliant and uplifting action-adventure about a slave turned folk hero, Tarantino has more than earned his black card.

Mike Tyson Gears Up Nationwide Theater Tour

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Lock up your ears – Mike Tyson's coming to a theater near you. The former champion boxer and convicted rapist will take his one-man...

'Sympathy' For Charlize Theron | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

First "Oldboy," now "Lady Vengeance." Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another i...

Exclusive Excerpt: Inside the Making of Michael Jackson's Bad Album

Joe Vogel | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Three years had lapsed since the release of Thriller, and fans were waiting anxiously for the sequel. Following the most successful record in the history of the music industry, however, was not an enviable task.

Lucas Kavner

Is Ang Lee The Most Diverse Director Of All Time? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Ang Lee's best films begin with an initial calmness, a tranquility, which inevitably breaks open and gives way to desire and explosive emo...