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Anti-Gentrification? Build Community

Yvahn Martin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

Spike Is Right! Crooked Landlords Terrorize Brooklyn Tenants (Pt 1)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

This development has brought incredible resources to the area, but the rent-regulated homes of Williamsburg are being systematically and violently dismantled by crooked landlords.

Mainstream American Media, This Isn't a Black Man Ranting

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As a young, black male, I have endured the constant belittlement and disregard for men that look like myself on your TV screens and websites. Every time I see a male public figure of color speak about education, race, politics and society, they are labeled as giving a 'rant.'

Spike Lee Called 'Racist' For Pointing Out Basic Facts

Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Kia Makarechi

The debate over gentrification is in full-swing again after Spike Lee weighed in. His critics are calling him racist for ripping 'hipsters." They're wrong.

Confessions of a Brown Gentrifier

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.29.2014 | New York
Courtney McKinney

I am a brown person. I am biracial (African-American and white), but others often see me as Latina. I currently live in an area of Harlem where the dominant language is Spanish. On the outside I blend in more than I ever have in my entire life. But I know I don't belong.

Spike Lee Had A Very Good Reason For His Gentrification 'Rant'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

While speaking at an event at Pratt Institute Tuesday evening, Spike Lee slammed an audience member's question about the "other side of gentrification...

'School Daze' Sequel In The Works?

Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

--Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee shares details on completing the script for the sequel to his 1988 film, “School Daze.” (Black&Sexy ...

South Park, Spike Lee and David Bowie Got it Right

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Desiree Michael

If all the other colors within our American spectrum remain silently invisible and choose to not unite under the shared banner of human rights--which is all-inclusive--I have to say, I agree with David Bowie's old hit, this is not America.

Crowdfunding for the Oscars: The Journey of Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his fascinating documentary A World Not Ours, and the short 'Epilogue' titled Xenos which just premiered at this year's Berlinale, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us his very personal connection to the refugee camp of his youth, Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon.

Oldboy and the South Korean New Wave Cinema: An Interview With Author Urban Waite

Court Haslett | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Court Haslett

One of the things I like about these movies is their unpredictability. In American films, there are certain characters that will never die, and certain lines that will never be crossed. That is not the case here.

What's the Best Way to Remember Nelson Mandela?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nelson Mandela wasn't a "personality" politician. He was the leader of a movement and a model for the world. We'll be learning from his example long after the eulogies have ended.

Movie Review: Oldboy

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been a fan of Spike Lee -- if not of all of his movies -- for 25 years. And I've found that, more often than not, he's at his best when he's directing someone else's material -- or someone else's story. It's absolutely true of Oldboy.

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Flops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Spike Lee's "Oldboy" failed to find an audience over the long holiday weekend, earning just $1,250,000 in its first five days of release. For the thre...

Mike Ryan

'Sopranos' Star Won't See James Gandolfini's Last Lead Role | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment

The physical features on Michael Imperioli's face change when his former co-star James Gandolfini is brought up. There's certainly no sense that Imper...

Starving for Substance on the Big Screen

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Why is it that when black people create a film that isn't contingent upon slavery, gun violence, poverty and overt buffoonery, Hollywood and film critics alike are absolutely shocked by how well it does?

Survival in Pre-Civil War South: 12 Years a Slave Honored at the Lotos Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...

Mike Ryan

Elizabeth Olsen's 'Avengers' Character Will Be Like Nothing You've Seen | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.15.2013 | Entertainment

When Elizabeth Olsen burst on the scene in 2011, it still seemed at least a little bit reasonable to ask about her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley...

Spike Lee Tells Oprah How He Really Feels About Tyler Perry

OWN | Posted 11.14.2013 | OWN

Over the years, Spike Lee, whose film "Oldboy" will be released in theaters on Nov. 27, hasn't been shy about publicly criticizing fellow directors. ...

I Adopted a Black Kid and I'm Not Black -- So?

Matthew Bailey | Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

Four months ago, after three long-ass years of waiting, I adopted a nice little half-black, half-Polish boy called Cameron. Despite the near-constant ...

Spike Lee On Trayvon Tweet: 'I Did A Stupid Thing'

OWN | Posted 11.12.2013 | OWN

Shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school student, director Spike Lee vented his anger on Twitter. In what...

Spike Lee Sued Over Inaccurate Tweet

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Elizabeth Dilts Nov 11 (Reuters) - A judge will decide this week which court will hear a lawsuit against filmmaker Spike Lee over a...

The One Word Spike Lee Hopes Will Define Him

OWN | Posted 11.09.2013 | OWN

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee sits down with Oprah in Brooklyn for a candid conversation about his prolific career on "Oprah's Next Chap...

WATCH: Love High-Fives Spike Lee After Circus Shot

Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love received some love from Knicks super fan Spike Lee on Sunday after sinking an off-balance circus shot late in t...

WATCH: What Happens When Pharrell Meets Spike Lee

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

Pharrell Williams’ knack for pushing the envelope on pop culture has transcended over into digital video with his Reserve channel YouTube series “...