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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice

    Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice
    From celebrity tweets to a "Million Hoodies March," social media is once again playing a key role in spreading a message — the latest being the ever-growing chorus of people calling for justice in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. A...
  • Elderly couple abandon their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    Elderly couple  abandon their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter...
  • Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema

    Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema
    Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
  • Malcolm X's story critical in race relations

    Malcolm X's story critical in race relations
    Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • "Giant Steps to Change the World" by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee

    "Giant Steps to Change the World" by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
    "Giant Steps to Change the World" By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9 "On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant...
  • Reducing the death rate of black babies

    Reducing the death rate of black babies
    Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Thicklin is on a mission to teach his friends how to prevent African-American babies from dying. The slender eighth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School was one of 212 volunteers who graduated Saturday from Community Voice, a five-...
  • New Yorkers turn out to argue against, and for, sugary soda limit

    New Yorkers turn out to argue against, and for, sugary soda limit
    NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media. But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
  • Stew, off-Broadway

    Stew, off-Broadway
    Take it from a man who's worked both sides of the aisle. "The beauty of a touring rock band,'' says the musician known as Stew, "is that the show that night reflects the emotions of your day, or what you talked about in the van. "That's why I think...
  • Trayvon Martin: Couple who fled home after Spike Lee tweet hires Morgan firm

    Trayvon Martin: Couple who fled home after Spike Lee tweet hires Morgan firm
    A couple who say they were forced to leave their home after director Spike Lee retweeted their address to his Twitter followers has hired the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them. "At this point, they have retained us to protect their interests"...
  • Spider-Man Musical Finally Swings Back Into Action

    Spider-Man Musical Finally Swings Back Into Action
    After weeks of delays and techincal difficulties, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to re-open June 14th. The sixth scheduled opening for the now $70 Million dollar musical, the entire show has been reworked, including the removal of the...
  • NBA stars teaming up for the 'Obama Classic' fundraiser

    NBA stars teaming up for the 'Obama Classic' fundraiser
    With ample time on their hands because of the strike, some of the elite players in the NBA are taking part inĀ  an exhibition game next month to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign. The game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Washington, D....