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Spike Lee Calls Black Artists to Action in This Season of Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

Shifting the focus to Nola Darling as an artist, the show highlights roadblocks for today’s black creative class.
Taylor Hosking
5.28.19
Oscars

Why People of Colour Winning at the Oscars Matters

Let’s not deny the importance of the Academy Awards, even if they continue to do a disservice to us.
Noel Ransome
2.25.19
Oscars

Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A Lesson In Black History

The Oscar-winning writer and director of 'BlacKkKlansman' paid honor to his legacy of work and those that got him to the Academy Award stage.
Stacie Williams
2.25.19
tv

Award Shows Are Too Out of Touch to Be Saved

Nights like the VMAs are shrinking in cultural importance, and there’s no turning back.
Connor Garel
8.22.18
Culture

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Topher Grace Reportedly Got an 'Aggressive' Phone Call About His David Duke Role

The caller apparently told the actor his portrayal would somehow ruin race relations in America.
Lauren Messman
8.16.18
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
8.13.18
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
8.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
8.8.18
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
5.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Spike Lee Called Trump a 'Motherfucker' in a Scathing Speech About Hate

Lee went on a tirade against the president after screening 'BlacKkKlansman' at Cannes.
Beckett Mufson
5.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Trailer for Spike Lee and Jordan Peele's 'BlacKkKlansman' Is Incredible

Their movie about a black cop infiltrating the KKK hits theaters this summer.
River Donaghey
5.15.18
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