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Another Actor Calls Out Spike Lee’s Gentrification Remarks

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Michael Rapaport responds to Spike Lee’s comment on gentrification in Brooklyn. Rapaport, a well known actor and director, is not in his colleagues corner when it comes to Lee’s recent comments speaking out against the gentrification of his neighborhood. Rapaport has worked with Lee before, in one of Lee’s most famous films, Bamboozled. Spike Lee, a notable director in his own right, made a controversial statement last February.  Lee spoke…

Mackie Defends Brooklyn From Former Director Spike Lee

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Spike Lee made news recently ranting about the gentrification of Brooklyn. So much so that when actor Anthony Mackie was promoting his latest film, he was asked about his former director’s views. “Spike Lee don’t live in Brooklyn,” Mackie said. Mackie responded to questions about gentrification from Chris Witherspoon on “the Dish.” “I live in Brooklyn, My address is in Brooklyn, I have two restaurants in…

Spike Lee Says, “I Have The Script” For ‘School Daze’ 2

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By Afiya J Watkins Spike Lee’s classic black college film School Daze turned 25-years-old in 2013. Given that anniversary which has now passed, many fans still wonder if there is a chance Lee might release a sequel to the classic film. There has been talk of this in the past, but no confirmation of a follow up until now. Reportedly, Spike Lee confirmed that a script has been completed recently. “I had the…

The Best Man – 5 Interesting Facts About the Making of the Original Film

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By Yolanda Spivey If you could walk and talk during 1999, then I’m pretty sure you remember the romantic-comedy The Best Man.  It was all the rave.  This fictional movie told the story of a young man Harper Stewart played by Taye Diggs, who wrote an autobiographical book that detailed an affair he had with his best friend’s soon to be wife while they were in college.  At the bachelor party, and subsequent events…

Doing The Wrong Thing: Spike Lee Sued For Re-Tweeting Old Couples Address

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By: Britt L What’s that saying? Big brother is always watching? Well, apparently, 240,000 followers are too. Legendary film maker Spike Lee is being sued over a tweet posted via Twitter many months ago…However, the famous director disclosed some vital and personal information that could have harmed an elderly couple residing in Florida. Back in late March, months before George Zimmerman was acquitted in the deαth of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon…

2 Live Crew’s Luke Campbell Calls Spike Lee A ‘Resident House Negro’

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It’s bad enough that a legend like Dick Gregory called Spike Lee a “thug” and a “punk”. It gets even worse when one of the biggest thugs in the industry calls you out for being an “Uncle Tom” and then calls you a “resident house negro”.  Luke Campbell did just that in his column for the Miami New Times. Campbell goes in on Spike with his very first words. “…

Asa Lovechild:  Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

Asa Lovechild: Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

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The new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” is getting rave reviews.  One person who loves the film is Asa Lovechild, who says that the film was very well done and entirely respectful of African Americans.  In the interview below. Asa breaks down her perception of the film and talks about why Spike Lee was probably wrong in his criticism.

Samuel L. Jackson Signs On to Do Another Spike Lee Joint

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Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee go way back.  Remember those days when Samuel played the crackhead in Jungle Fever?  You also might not know that Halle Berry played Samuel’s strung out girlfriend. Even 20-years later, both Halle and Samuel are megastars, with Samuel reaching his peak with a strong, recurring role with “The Avengers.”  But in spite of blowing up to megastardom, Samuel still keeps connected to his old…

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

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    The life of former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is one of the most unbelievable adventures in all of politics.   He has seen the top of the mountain and the bottom of the valley, as the controversial politician who watched his power disappear over the temptation of a crack pipe.  But what made Barry’s story most interesting was that his perseverance led him back to the top…