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Calling Mister Senor Love Daddy
November 3, 2022
In Spike Lee’s iconic racial-awakening film, “Do The Right Thing,” the legendary Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of a charismatic, peace-and-love promoting disc jockey in a Brooklyn neighborhood named “Mister Senor Love Daddy.” Boy oh boy – have we needed Mister Senor Love Daddy’s messaging and leadership in my beloved Los Angeles this past couple of weeks. ... read more »
A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
Serena Williams not done yet; wins 1st match at US Open
August 30, 2022
They came from far and wide for Serena — no last name required, befitting someone as much an icon as superstar athlete — to see her practice and play and, it turned out, win a match at the U.S. Open on Monday night, turning out in record numbers to fill Arthur Ashe Stadium and shout and applaud and pump their fists right along with her. ... read more »
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Jackie Robinson Museum Opens After 14 Years of Planning
July 28, 2022
Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children. ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
“SPIKE” by Spike Lee – A Master Piece by a Man That Puts in Da Werk!
November 18, 2021
When I received my review copy of “SPIKE” by Spike Lee it took me a full day before I broke the plastic on the gorgeous table book. ... read more »
Eagle-Con 2021 to Honor Critically Acclaimed Talents George Takei, Wynn Thomas and Nnedi Okorafor
March 11, 2021
This year’s Eagle-Con theme, “Possibilities Imagined Here,” celebrates diversity and addresses accessibility, underrepresentation and pushing boundaries in science fiction and fantasy genres over a series of three days, March 11-13.   ... read more »
Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film
August 4, 2020
Toronto, which is set to run Sept. 10-19, has plotted a largely virtual 45th edition due to the pandemic. In normal years, TIFF is the largest film festival in North America. This year, it has drastically scaled down its plans and scrapped together 50 films or TV series from around the world, leaning on projects set to debut on streaming services or television this fall. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: May 14, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
May 14, 2020
"BlacKkKlansman," biographical crime film directed by Spike Lee was released at Cannes, 2018. ... read more »
LOVE & BASKETBALL: 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL REUNION AND PANEL DISCUSSION — MAY 14 5:00 PM PT
May 12, 2020
It’s hard to adequately convey the impact and the enduring legacy that writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film “Love & Basketball” has achieved. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 24, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 24, 2020
Blackkklansman was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won Spike Lee his first Oscar, 2019. ... read more »
GALLERY: 92nd Annual Academy Awards
February 13, 2020
Red Carpet arrivals! ... read more / view gallery »
Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead
January 17, 2020
Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s appointment wakes up the French cultural world to persistent discrimination and the damaging stereotypes it perpetuates. ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
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Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
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