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Do the Right Thing

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.

Spike Lee Posts Chilling Video Proving Chokehold Victim Is The Real Life Radio Raheem

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

After a disturbing video of New York resident Eric Garner being placed in a chokehold and restrained by police went viral, critics have publicly spoke...

The Obamas' First Date Was To See 'Do The Right Thing'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" celebrates its 25th anniversary on June 30, and it remains one of film's finest depictions of racial and social unres...

Revisiting Do The Right Thing: 25 Years Later

Craig Carpenter | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

Each character in the film represents a different segment of society, each with their own valid points and agendas. Do The Right Thing, taking place in a Brooklyn of 25 years ago, was prophetic in that it showed how, in proximity, everyone must learn to live together, if not necessarily in love.

Spike Lee Stars at #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee headlined at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series yesterday, showing AOLers two new films he directed and answeri...

Spike Lee On 'Do The Right Thing': 'The Film Was Made To Have People Talk'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment

Spike Lee's award-winning film "Do The Right Thing," about racial turmoil in Brooklyn, paved the way for politically infused discussions about race in...

Spike Lee: 'Motherf*cking Rapaport Doesn't Know What He's F*cking Talking About'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Spike Lee isn't backing down from his bold stance against gentrification in New York City. The filmmaker and New York native made headlines in Febr...

Occupy Founders Launch the After Party in Detroit

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...

Spike Lee To Attend 'Do The Right Thing' Screening At Ebertfest

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Director Spike Lee will attend a 25th-anniversary screening of "Do The Right Thing" at late movie critic Roger Ebert's film f...

Spike Lee To Attend 25th Anniversary Screening Of 'Do The Right Thing'

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Director Spike Lee will attend a 25th-anniversary screening of "Do The Right Thing" at late movie critic Roger Ebert's film f...

It's Not About Legacy, It's About Doing the Right Thing

Charlie Kim | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Charlie Kim

I yelled at her, "You are crazy, trees take 10 years to grow, we'll be gone within 2-3 years, why are you doing this." Her answer, was so simple, "It's the right thing to do. Whether we are here or not, this is the right thing to do."

Mike Ryan

Rosie Perez Laughs When You Block Her On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

If you've never peeked at Rosie Perez's Twitter account, here's a brief breakdown of what you'll find there: zero mention of her new movie, "The Couns...

Back to Black Africa Without a White Tour Guide

Brett Fenzel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brett Fenzel

Still, seeing a repressed population take charge in the hands of a filmmaker who was one of these people made me trust in the movies as a medium where stories didn't have to be told by white proxy. Dishing out no small credit to Lee and his fellows, my brother would go on to hone his skills as a freestyle rapper, and I'd go on to study African cinema.

Do What You Think Is Right

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Doing what you think is right does not necessarily mean doing the popular thing. In fact, it often means doing that which is unpopular. While no one wants to be attacked, that is the price you should be willing to pay.

Lance Armstrong, MLK, America and the Rules of the Game

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.

Price Check on Kindness, Lane Four, Please

Rob White | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The elderly woman was about to leave with her bagged items, and the conveyor belt was moving. I quickly reached into my wallet, took out a 10-spot, and touched the elderly woman on her arm. "Excuse me, ma'am, I think you dropped this."

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

'Banned for Life'

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

How much are we willing to risk to win?

Spike Lee's Tips on Making Controversial Films & Dealing With Haters (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Spike Lee pulls from his wealth of experience to drop precious knowledge about directing, making controversial films, dealing with the haters, and getting attention for your work.

Which Broadway Play Is Spike Interested In Filming?

Posted 08.10.2012 | Black Voices

Aside from making his recent Broadway directorial debut in Mike Tyson’s one-man show, “Undisputed Truth,” Spike Lee now has his eyes set on gett...

'Breaking Bad' Star Says He Was Stopped And Frisked By NYPD

Posted 06.14.2012 | New York

Giancarlo Esposito, the actor best known for his role as meth kingpin Gus on Breaking Bad, gave an interview with The Wrap about his new show, "Revolu...

WATCH: The Bodega Supercut

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

Racked put together this clever little supercut of bodega clips and naturally, most are from New York-based scenes. Keep an eye out for Spike Lee's Do...

WATCH: Spike's Most Memorable Joints

Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Throughout the years, Spike Lee and his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule, has managed to produce some of the most talked-about films in black c...

Joyful Noise: A Conversation With Mervyn Warren, Plus Chatting With Mark Wayne Glasmire and Julian Velard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Spike Lee Makes Unexpected Choice For New Film

The Moviefone Blog | Aiden Redmond (Subscribe to Aiden Redmond's Posts) | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment

After vaguely announcing on Twitter this morning that he's just started filming 'Red Hook Summer' where he'll be reprising his iconic role of Mookie f...