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Spike Lee: 'There's A War On The Black Male And It's Tearing The Country Apart'

Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout the course of his filmmaking career, Spike Lee has been very vocal on his personal views on social issues and politics. So it comes as no s...

Bensonhurst Case and Do the Right Thing Revisited 25 Years Later

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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.

Michael Rapaport Fires Back At 'Sh*t Stain' Spike Lee

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

The feud between filmmakers Spike Lee and Michael Rapaport continues. In the most recent round, during a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday, Rapaport c...

Phil Jackson Is Mellow About Melo

Rob Taub | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

I am a neurotic, handwringing New Yorker and Phil Jackson is a Zen Master. He will continue to move forward on his mission to bring a championship to New York, with or without Melo and whatever the outcome, he probably won't lose any sleep.

The 'Do The Right Thing' Reviews Spike Lee Called 'Unfiltered Racism'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

According to something called New York City Weather Archive, temperatures in New York on June 30, 1989 were relatively mild. That's ironic since what ...

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...

Do the Right Thing Block Party in Brooklyn

Christopher Herz | Posted 08.30.2014 | New York
Christopher Herz

Glorious red bricks. Fire hydrants. Sal's Famous. Each character and place jumped off the screen and seeped into my bloodstream.

Spike Lee Set To Celebrate Classic Film With Block Party

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

As Spike Lee’s classic flick, “Do The Right Thing” steadily approaches the 25 year anniversary since its release on June 30, the film’s neighb...

This 25-Year-Old Reaction To 'Do The Right Thing' Still Pisses Spike Lee Off

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices

As Spike Lee's film "Do The Right Thing" celebrates its 25th anniversary. The legendary director has reflected on the movie's groundbreaking approach ...

The 2014 American Black Film Festival Premieres in New York City

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida and now New York City.

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.

FIRST LOOK: Spike Lee's New Film

Black Film | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Blackfilm.com has been provided with an exclusive image from Spike Lee’s latest film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which will have its World Premi...

Spike Lee Directed Kelly Rowland's World Cup Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Kelly Rowland is in good company (Santigold, Janelle Monae, Timbaland) on "Beats of the Beautiful Game," the World Cup-themed album that Pepsi release...

Chicago Filmmakers Choose Substance Over Stereotypes

Olivia Cole | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Olivia Cole

When it comes to documenting the lives and stories of people of color, Hollywood is notorious for being more interested in the perpetuation of stereotypes than meaningful portrayals of marginalized communities with value and humanity.

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 Regrets 'She's Gotta Have It' Rape Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment

Spike Lee is making the interview rounds to support both the 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and the director's new film, "Da Sweet Blood of ...

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...

Spike Lee: I Want Phil Jackson To Coach The Knicks

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

Spike Lee didn't become the most visible -- and audible -- New York Knicks fan around by keeping his views to himself. The longtime Knickerbockers bac...

Eminem Drops Spike Lee-Directed Video For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment

It's only fitting that Eminem decided to release the video for his song "Headlights" on Mother's Day. The track, which features Nate Ruess and appears...

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...

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

Puff Daddy And Rick Ross Express Interest In Clippers Investment

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Donald Sterling would be banned from the NBA for life in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Los Angele...

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...