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Michael Rapaport Blasts Spike Lee: He Made Money On Brooklyn Getting Better

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor and native New Yorker Michael Rapaport joined HuffPost Live on Thursday to talk about his new documentary "When The Garden Was Eden," which chro...

Spike Lee Takes On 'Lame' NYTimes Film Critic

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices

Spike Lee's war with the New York Times over gentrification isn't going away any time soon: after the paper's head film critic AO Scott took on the su...

When White Happens: Gentrification, Drug Dealing, and the American Dream

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Co-authored with JLove Calderon Intended to be a celebration of Black History Month, Spike Lee reminded an audience at Pratt Institute that February ...

The "G" Word: Say the Right Thing

Laura Weiss | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Laura Weiss

I want to explore how the word is used euphemistically, a safe word that makes it okay to be pretty egregiously racist.

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...

Anti-Gentrification? Build Community

Yvahn Martin | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.02.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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.

Black Hollywood Legends Unite At Essence Honorary Ceremony

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him — Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike L...

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 02.19.2014 | 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.

Essence To Launch 'Black Men In Hollywood' Dinner

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essence is known for honoring black women, but during Oscar week, they'll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American...

Kendrick Lamar And Robin Thicke Perform At Super Bowl Bash

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar might be putting in their bids for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. The artists were energetic ...

Spike Channels His Passion For Basketball Into New Gig

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee can now talk about his beloved New York Knicks, or any other basketball topic, all he wants. The director and passionate ...

'He Got Game' Sequel In The Works?

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Shuttlesworth returns to the court this week. Jesus Shuttlesworth may return to the big screen in the future. Miami Heat guard R...

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...