spike lee

Race

Nike Was About to Sell Shoes With a Flag That Flew During Slavery. Colin Kaepernick Was Apparently Not a Fan.

Kaepernick reportedly lodged a complaint with the company.
Tim Marcin
7.2.19
Film

30 Years Later, 5 Brooklynites Remember 'Do the Right Thing'

"I fear that it will still be as relevant in another 30 years...but the film gives me hope still. It's art in the face of hopelessness."
Taylor Hosking
6.28.19
tv

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 Color 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
the oscars

Trump thinks Spike Lee's Oscars speech was all about him

The director spoke of the historic oppression his family faced, and the desire to be “on the right side of history.”
Emma Ockerman
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
blackkklansmen

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
8.20.18
Views My Own

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Creates a Safe Space for White Audiences to Trivialize Racism

I’m a huge Spike Lee fan and this movie was such a disappointment to me.
Noel Ransome
8.15.18
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
8.15.18
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
8.10.18
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
8.7.18
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
8.7.18
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