Imagine Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears, filled beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24--more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict.
My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.
"The Academy Awards is not where the 'real' battle is," the director said.
Spike Lee, we can't be mad at you, For using your creativity is what you do. My ire is directed more towards those, Who are angry that Chi-Raq is in couplets not prose
The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.
Lee's new film, Chi-Raq, might not be "likable" but it definitely follows his previous films as it prompts viewers to think critically about unresolved tensions and problems in the film and the broader social world.
In the wake of the recent Paris bombings, I sat down with newly minted Academy Award winner Spike Lee, and the cast of his new film Chi-raq. Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris and John Cusack went on record to discuss the state of the country, the recent Paris attacks and how much tragedy we as a world can take.
Actors Will Smith and Teyonah Parris were also top winners.
Chance The Rapper says the film is "offensive" to mothers who have lost a child to violence.
Spike Lee's blistering portrait of race and gender opens this weekend.