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Spike Lee Movie Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd Shot and Killed in Atlanta

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According to an Instagram post from Spike Lee, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, a longtime actor in Lee’s Forty Acres And A Mule Filmworks, was shot and killed in Atlanta over the weekend. He was 70 years old. Spike expressed his condolences on IG for Byrd, saying, “I’m So Sad To Announce The Tragic Murder Of Our […]

Spike Lee Spoke About Race Relations on New Orleans Saints Tuesday Team Call

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Many people across the sports world have been wondering the state of the New Orleans Saints locker room following quarterback Drew Brees controversial kneeling sentiments and backtracking. On Tuesday, the Saints got together for another Zoom call and was had a special guest in Spike Lee. The award-winning film director joined and complimented Brees on […]

Spike Lee is the First Black Prez on Cannes Film Festival Jury


Spike Lee will lead the jury of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival as the first Black president, according to Page Six. Aside from his extensive resume and being an advocate for the culture, the famed director was chosen to “shake things up” at the prestigious event. “When I got the call … I was shocked, […]

Spike Lee Remaking Hip-Hop Version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’


By: Amira Lawson American Film Director Spike Lee is known for some of his legendary films in hip-hop. Just to name a few, his projects include School Daze, She’s Gotta Have it, Malcolm X, and Crooklyn. Now the filmmaker will be adding Romeo and Juliet to the list. The film will depict an 80s hip-hop […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Spike Lee’s ‘Clockers’ Debuts in Theaters 24 Years Ago

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On this day in 1995, Spike Lee’s Clockers flick premiered in theaters everywhere through Lee’s legendary 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks. One of the Spike’s more street-centered movies, Clockers focused on the flourishing drug trade in America, specifically in the NYC’s housing projects, where drugs are one of the main streams of income. Starring […]

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Canceled After Two Seasons


After two seasons on Netflix, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It has been canceled. For fans of the series, this may not be the last we see of the series edition of Nola Darling, Lee is expected to attempt to move the series to a different streaming outlet. “Spike Lee is one of the greatest […]

Spike Lee Is Not Really From Brooklyn! Director is From Atlanta!!!!


On Sunday, June 30th, Spike Lee hosted the 30th anniversary of his Academy Awards nominated film, Do the Right Thing on the actual block that it was shot (a street now named Do the Right Thing Way). One of his special guests was actor and musician, Omari Hardwick. After shouting out his fraternity, Alpha Phi […]

Rosie Perez Tells The World “Spike Lee Changed My Life”

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On Sunday, June 30th, Spike Lee hosted the 30th anniversary of his Academy Awards nominated film, Do the Right Thing on the actual block that it was shot (a street now named Do the Right Thing Way). While the Oscar-award winning director paraded a cool dozen notables from his cinematic family, there was no one […]

Dave Chappelle, 50 Cent and Wendy Williams to Receive Star on Walk of Fame

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame has released their 2020 draft class and among the inductees are Dave Chappelle, 50 Cent and Wendy Williams. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Committee released their picks on Thursday afternoon. This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of thirty-five artists who have already built […]

Spike Lee Unveils the New Jordan Mars 270 Designed By His Son

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Spike Lee struck gold in the late ’80s when he created the Air Jordan-loving character Mars Blackmon for his hit 1986 film She’s Gotta Have It. His fictional counterpart eventually led to a lucrative, real-life collaborative relationship alongside Jordan Brand, and now the legacy continues through his son Jackson Lewis Lee for the all new […]

Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ Returns to Theaters for the 30th Anniversary

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On its 30th anniversary, Spike Lee’s cinematic classic Do The Right Thing will be returning to theaters.  Universal Pictures has partnered with the Criterion Collection to celebrate the 1989 Oscar-nominated classic film by showing a 4K restoration version nationwide in select theaters beginning June 28, according to Deadline. Screenings and “one-week engagements” will take place […]

Denzel Washington Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at AFI Gala

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Legendary actor Denzel Washington adding another piece of hardware to his extensive trophy collection. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AFI Gala last night (June 6th). Many of the top creatives in the film industry including frequent collaborator Spike Lee, Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Jaime Foxx, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, […]

Annual Malcolm X Birthday Celebration to be Held on May 19th

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Malcolm X is one of the greatest Black leaders during the Freedom Movement. His advocacy for the Black freedom struggle was immortalized in film in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. For giving his life to for his people, Malcolm’s life is worthy of celebration. The annual Malcolm X Birthday Celebration at the Malcolm […]