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extremism

All the Times Black People (Actually) Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan

You've seen the Chappelle skit and maybe even the new Spike Lee movie, but these IRL cases are even crazier.
Vee Wright
8.12.18
Blackkklansman

David Duke Is Apparently Worried He Looks Like an Idiot in 'BlacKkKlansman'

The former Klan leader called up Ron Stallworth, the cop who the film is based on, because he was "concerned about how he is going to be portrayed."
Drew Schwartz
8.9.18
Film

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Mines the Past to Explain Our Racist Present

The film references 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.9.18
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
Film

From ‘25th Hour’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’: The Man Behind Spike Lee's Music

Troubled by racism, the NFL and police brutality, Terence Blanchard plays on.
Noel Ransome
5.28.18
tv

Spike Lee Says His Wife Convinced Him to Bring Back 'She's Gotta Have It'

We talk to the legendary director on his Netflix remake and believing in serendipity.
Nadja Sayej
11.22.17
Stuff

No Peace, No Pussy: A Brief History of Political Sex Strikes

Spike Lee's film 'Chi-raq' documents a long history of women using sex bans as a way to stop wars and bring about social change.
Tshepo Mokoena
12.5.16
Art

15 Artists Who Are Feeling The Bern

From Spike Lee and Chloe Sevigny to Killer Acid and Ron English, these artists and performer all stan for Bernie Sanders.
Annie Armstrong
4.3.16
Music

Spike Lee, Dizzee Rascal, & More Headline Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY

From a party featuring genre-defining pioneers Jellybean Benitez, Louie Vega, to performances from Anohni, Metro Boomin, Diamanda Galás, and more, this is where you'll want to be from April 29 - May 22.
TCP Staff
3.13.16
Film

Will and Jada Should Go to the Oscars

There is definitely a diversity problem in Hollywood, but stars like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will not be able to fix it by excluding themselves.
Touré
1.26.16
Film

Spike Lee's ‘Chi-Raq’ Fails to Tell the Real Story Behind Chicago's Gun Violence

The controversial new film tells a story of gun violence that's deeply personal to me, but he gets it wrong.
Antwaun Sargent
12.9.15
Film

‘Chi-Raq’ Is as Insane as You'd Expect a Spike Lee Musical About Gun Violence to Be

The movie, based on a Greek play and mostly written in rhyming couplets, throws a lot of stuff at the wall and hopes it sticks.
Ashley Clark
12.4.15
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