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Spike Lee’s children, Satchel and Jackson Lee, will be this year’s Golden Globes ambassadors. According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the appointment marks the first time that two siblings of color have held the position, with Jackson being the first African American male ambassador. The Lee siblings, aspiring filmmakers in their own right, will…

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Spike Lee’s heralded film career will be honored by The American Cinematheque on Jan. 14 through a virtual ceremony. Lee will receive the 34th American Cinematheque Award for his acclaimed works throughout his 30-plus year career. Some of his masterpieces like Malcom X, School Daze and Jungle Fever will have homage paid to them during…

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Spike Lee waxed poetically about the times his late mother literally had to drag him to the theaters to watch hated movie musicals back in his Brooklyn haunts. Lee’s mother must have been prescient because, as he reminisces over his childhood memories, he now considers it a high honor to direct a yet-to-be-named tumescent tuner…

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Tyler Perry recently shed light on how he was affected by Spike Lee’s judgement. During an interview with Variety, Perry discussed Lee’s past comments about his work. Lee once called Perry’s films “buffoonery.” Perry said that he viewed Lee as an inspiration as a filmmaker. “If any criticisms stung, it would have been his, because…

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Atlanta police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Byrd, 70, was reportedly found dead on Oct. 3 shortly after midnight. Atlanta police discovered Byrd with multiple gunshots in the back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Following up on tips, Atlanta…

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Spike Lee paid homage to actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. On Oct. 4, Lee shared with his followers that Byrd had died in Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Byrd, 70, was reportedly found dead on Oct. 3 shortly after midnight. Atlanta police discovered Byrd with multiple gunshots in the back. He was pronounced dead at…

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Great art will always stand the test of time. In the summer of 1989, Public Enemy released the most poignant protest song in hip-hop history in “Fight the Power” for Spike Lee‘s gut-wrenching film, Do the Right Thing. Thirty-one years later, the song speaks to a new generation of activists inspired by the killings of…

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According to Spike Lee, no country has “handled racism or slavery better than the US.” The 63-year-old filmmaker admits American society still witnesses “blatant acts of racism,” but he’s not sure if any other country is doing a better job of tackling discrimination. Spike said: “What other countries have handled racism or slavery better than…

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Spike Lee is horrified by the high death rate in America during the global health crisis, which this week climbed above 100,000 lives lost. The 63-year-old director is taking no chances at his office in Brooklyn, New York, explaining to The Times: “Everybody’s taken a test here. We all wear masks. It’s three floors, 10,000 square…

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Spike Lee has slammed the plan to lift the lockdown and reopen movie theaters in the state of Georgia. The award-winning director insisted he isn’t going to risk his own health by venturing outside amid the pandemic, and he’s also called for an increase in testing for the virus. He told Vanity Fair in an…

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Spike Lee has responded following the decision to postpone the Cannes Film Festival amid COVID-19. The 63-year-old director made history earlier this year after it was revealed he would be the first Black president of the festival’s jury, but he agrees with festival director Thierry Fremaux’s decision to put the event back. He told Variety:…

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Toneka Wright is the owner and founder of the Black Filmmakers Academy, an online educational resource dedicated to helping Black creatives learn various aspects of the film industry. The Black Filmmakers Academy is run by experienced independent filmmakers eager to share their wealth of knowledge about the industry. They offer instruction in making, distributing and…

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Spike Lee wore a custom suit in tribute to Kobe Bryant to the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The 62-year-old film director — who is a basketball fanatic — donned an eye-catching suit for the annual awards show at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where he was seen sporting the colors of the…

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