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  • Spike Lee endorses Sanders: 'He will do the right thing'

    02/23/2016 6:47:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2016 4:13 PM EST
    Filmmaker Spike Lee is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president in a South Carolina radio ad. Arguing, in Sanders' words, that the "system is rigged," Lee praises Sanders for not taking money from corporations in the ad. ...
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • Spike Lee: Americans Don’t Care About Chicago Gun Violence Because ‘It’s Not Sandy Hook’

    12/27/2015 11:25:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 101 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 27 DECEMBER 2015 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” filmmaker Spike Lee said he believes Americans are not more outraged by the daily gun violence in Chicago because it doesn’t receive the high-profile attention like Sandy Hook, Charleston and San Bernardino. When asked why he believes Chicago has such tremendous gun violence Lee said, “I think part of it has to do with that Chicago is America’s biggest segregated city and I think that has to do a lot with it. And people are just thrown to one side of town and left to their own devices.”
  • LISTEN: Spike Lee Loses Heated Gun Rights Argument; Hangs Up On WFLA

    12/04/2015 11:41:33 AM PST · by shortstop · 14 replies
    WFLA ^ | 12/03/15 | Jack Harris
    Internationally known filmmaker, Spike Lee, joined 970 WFLA's morning show, AM Tampa Bay, to promote his new movie, "Chiraq". His movie takes place in modern South Chicago, and is based on Aristophanes, Greek comedy, Lysistrata, where women withhold sex from their husbands to end violence (war). During the course of the interview with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb, and in light of the latest news stories of gun violence, the talk focused on gun rights, the theme of the movie. Lee became angry with Harris' and Webb's argument and wound up hanging up on them. LISTEN below: http://www.970wfla.com/onair/am-tampa-bay-1578/listen-spike-lee-loses-heated-gun-14176215/#ixzz3tNmwfmHe
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resists calls to resign

    12/02/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Amanda Sakuma
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday fiercely resisted calls to follow his police superintendent in stepping down, even as the city continues to roil over the dashcam video released last week showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by police. Asked at a POLITICO Playbook event whether he planned to resign, the notoriously brazen Emanuel sneered and made light of the question. “No, because I really so much look forward to this interview and I wanted to have it. I just felt so good saying that to you,” Emanuel said, explaining that Chicago voters already put their faith in him. ~SNIP~...
  • ‘Chi-Raq’ Actress Angela Bassett Calls Out Obama’s Hometown for Gang Violence

    11/29/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart Hollywod ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview published November 25, actress Angela Bassett suggested some Chicago leaders are having trouble with Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq because they are embarrassed by the gun violence in their city. “Chi-Raq” is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence in parts of the city is reminiscent of a war-zone like Iraq. According to The Wrap, Bassett said the “bloodshed” in Chicago’s black communities is “completely and utterly wasteful, shameful, hurtful to the core.” She said that Lee is trying to use his movie “to just bring some awareness….It’s a good picture, it’s very positive.” Bassett said she...
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • Spike Lee Thinks Withholding Sex From Men Could End Violence In Chicago [VIDEO]

    11/04/2015 9:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | David Hookstead
    Spike Lee’s new movie “Chiraq” has an interesting take on how to end the violence in Chicago: Withhold sex from men to stop the carnage.
  • St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party (CHICAGO)

    06/14/2015 6:27:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    WGNtv ^ | June 13, 2015 | Erik Runge
    St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party Posted 5:20 PM, June 13, 2015, by Erik Runge CHICAGO Permit or not, Father Michael Pflegers St. Sabina block party was going to happen Saturay. The alderman who first tried to block the permit, because Spike Lee and his cast of Chiraq was involved, ended up changing his mind. The star of this years St. Sabina block party may be film maker Spike Lee, but its the name of his new film thats really been hogging the spotlight.
  • 'Chiraq': Working title of new Spike Lee film ignites firestorm in Chicago

    06/06/2015 9:18:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat June 6, 2015 | Ryan Young and Michael Martinez
    Chicago (CNN)Violence in this great American city matures so notoriously that film director Spike Lee now purportedly seeks a new nickname for the Windy City: Chiraq. The name merges Chi-town with Iraq -- as if Chicago sinks like the godforsaken Iraq, a hopeless war zone to the world.
  • Spike Lee Comes to Film Chiraq, Unsettling Some Chicagoans

    05/31/2015 6:41:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 31, 2015 | JULIE BOSMAN
    A reference to the gun violence that has left parts of Chicago feeling like a war zone to many residents, the word is believed to have been coined by local rappers years ago. But it is taking on another life as the working title of a new Spike Lee movie that is expected to be filmed here this summer. Local politicians have lined up against the title. Mr. Lee has been confronted by Chicagos mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who told him in a meeting last month that he was not happy about the name.
  • Rahm Emanuel unhappy Spike Lee titled new film 'Chiraq'

    04/15/2015 7:32:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | 2015-04-15
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." The word suggests the city is as dangerous as the war zone in Iraq. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said. Emanuel said he suggested the name would be offensive to the many good people who live in the Englewood neighborhood where the film takes place. The mayor says he thinks that the subject Lee told him his film would deal with - black-on-black violence - is an important topic that...
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Calling Out Bigots: How Brunch Just Got Real in NYC

    01/07/2015 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Take Part ^ | January 5, 2015 | Liz Dwyer
    The Black Brunch movement wants us to get uncomfortable with law enforcement violence in communities of color.Weekend brunch is usually the time for Americans to kick back and enjoy a mimosa and a slice of a savory veggie frittata (watch out for those spiking egg prices) with friends or family. But on Sunday, diners in several New York City and Oakland, California, restaurants got a hefty serving of antipolice violence activism alongside their meals. Dozens of participants in the grassroots Black Brunch movement walked into restaurants that tend to serve a predominantly white customer base. The activists werent there to...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • Spike Lee Opines on Ferguson

    08/20/2014 5:09:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The first African-American president in history. This is why he was elected! Grab the audio sound bites. Let me prove this to you. It's not just me saying it. This is Spike Lee, sound bites two and four. Last night Spike Lee, Anderson Cooper 95, and Cooper said, "Look, a study came out yesterday," Spike, old buddy, old pal, "about how people's perception of what happened here Ferguson and how radically they differ among African-American and Caucasian Americans. "Does it still surprise you," Spike, old buddy, old pal, "that there's a divide in perception and how Americans...
  • Spike Lee Hopes 'Things Will Really Blow Up' if Ferguson Officer Is Acquitted

    08/20/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Tony Lee
    After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that "things will really blow up" if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.
  • Spike Lee: There Is a War on the Black Male

    08/19/2014 10:39:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Filmmaker Spike Lee weighed in on the death of Michael Brown and said the uprising in Ferguson, Mo., is in response to years of racial tension and mistreatment towards the black community in the United States. When people get to a point to that tipping point they cant take it anymore, Lee said on CNN on Tuesday, listing the tragedies involving Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Rodney King, and others. While he seemed to disapprove of looting and burning property, Lee also said that he just hope[s] that things will really blow up if people arent happy with the...
  • #Anonymous Releases Names, Address of Wife, Children of St. Louis County Police Chief

    08/13/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 245 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 13th, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday #Anonymous released the private information of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his wife and children. The group posted a link to the information in a tweet.
  • [11/11/2013] Finally Justice in the Zimmerman Case: Spike Lee Sued

    07/05/2014 6:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2013 | Greg Pollowitz
    Via Variety: Spike Lee has been sued by an elderly couple in Florida, whose address he incorrectly identified as the home of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun.
  • Spike Lee Is Trying to Get Do the Right Thing Its Own Street Name in Brooklyn

    06/06/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Although he no longer lives in the borough, anti-gentrification spokesperson Spike Lee insists, "Brooklyn is still going to be inside of me." And he inside of it: Lee's Do the Right Thing may be immortalized in true NYC-style with a street sign. Brooklyn Community Board 3 has voted to approve renaming the Bed-Stuy block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, where the movie was filmed, Do the Right Thing Way, in time for its 25th anniversary. The City Council has the final say, and it could be tough. "It's a bit complicated, because the City Council's...
  • 8 Things That Won't Get You Banned by the NBA

    04/29/2014 9:53:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the lifetime ban by the NBA of despicably racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the door is wide open to further sports bans on people who say offensive things in private. That, of course, is why Sterling was ousted. Everyone knew for decades that Sterling was a disgusting pig racist he had federal lawsuits led by the Department of Justice against him for discriminating against blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in housing (one allegation in the 2006 DOJ lawsuit: he said black people smell). That would have been an excellent reason for ousting Sterling years ago. The NBA...
  • Spike Lee Slams Donald Sterling: "The Mentality of a Slave Master"

    04/29/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Spike Lee is likening Donald Sterling's racist and inflammatory remarks to those of a slave owner. Lee, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, said that he believes the owner of the L.A. Clippers should be removed from his position within the NBA.
  • Spike Lee on the Possibility of Trayvon Martin Film: I Would Like to See It (Watch)

    04/20/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    EURWeb ^ | April 19, 2014 | PJ
    *Famed film director Spike Lee has expressed his desire to see the Trayvon Martin story told on the big screen. During an interview with theGrio, Lee commended 27-year-old new director Ryan Coogler for bringing his acclaimed independent film, Fruitvale Station, the Oscar Grant story, to the big screen. He expressed his admiration for the film while stating that the film business isnt built in favor of young directors like Coogler to succeed. Love it. Its great, Lee said of Fruitvale Station. But its something that I have been doing for 15 year [sic]. I teach film. That is my job...
  • Stuyvesant High: Asian-American Domination In Elite Schools Triggers Resentment, Soul Searching

    03/26/2014 5:51:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Patrick Ghosh
    The rise of Asian-Americans and their dominance in academia may be exemplified by the extraordinary performance of Asian-American students in New York City. How A Chinese Solar Giant Was Snared In An Italian Fraud Scandal According to recent media reports, Asian-American students account for almost three-fourths of the enrollment at Stuyvesant High School, one of the city's eight specialized, elite public schools that strictly use test scores for admission. Asians represent less than 14 percent of the city's entire public school student body, meaning they are disproportionately represented at Stuyvesant by a magnitude of about five. (In 1970, Asians accounted...
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • The gentrification of Spike Lee: He marketed Brooklyn, cashed out and now complains

    02/28/2014 8:39:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/26/14 | Errol Louis
    Spike Lees obscenity-filled tirade about the gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods caught on tape and posted online in all its mother-effing glory perfectly captured the bitterness, confusion and circular logic that sends most conversations about New Yorks ever-changing neighborhoods down a blind alley. Lees torrent of cussing and complaints mostly focused on how well-heeled white newcomers have allegedly ruined Fort Greene, where he grew up. Much of what he said was hilarious (Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? Its like the mother-effing Westminster Dog Show!). But some of it was downright offensive (You cant just come...
  • New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification

    03/01/2014 9:13:37 AM PST · by orwell2112 · 22 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sisyphus
    NEW YORK (TG) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene. The mayoral action is intended to address a number of concerns raised by Lee, a Fort Greene native, during a thunderous speech he delivered at Brooklyns Pratt Institute on Tuesday. Lee, furious that white yuppies emboldened by a lack of violent crime now enter the neighborhood with impunity, delivered a...
  • Vandals target Spike Lees former home after directors gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed Do The Right Thing, on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lees best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lees former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop.
  • Spike Lees Racism Isnt Cute: Mf Hipster Is the New Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    Its interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesnt understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than theyve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing why? Lee seems to think its somehow...
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • Spike Lee Demands Caucasians Get Outta Black Neighborhoods

    02/27/2014 11:31:01 AM PST · by massmike · 64 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/27/2014 | Dave Blount
    White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect: Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into...
  • Spike Lee Gets Brutally Honest When Discussing Gentrification in Brooklyn

    02/26/2014 3:35:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | 2/26/14 | Julian Kimble
    <p>The "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie that Spike Lee wore last night should've been a clear indicator regarding his thoughts on gentrification in the borough that raised him.</p> <p>Last night, Lee appeared at Pratt Institute for a Black History Month lecture, but the discussion quickly became a piercingly truthful rant from the opinionated auteur. Citing a New York Times article about the supposed good of gentrification, Lee unleashed a seven-minute tirade about how the changes in Brooklyn infuriate him, specifically the "Christopher Columbus Syndrome."</p>
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • (Inter racial) local couple wants answers after racial slur found on key tag

    01/03/2014 11:21:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 73 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 1/2/14 | unknown
    EAST POINT, Ga. A Georgia couple says they're still in shock after they were the target of racism at a popular local restaurant. A U.S. Army sergeant major just back from Kuwait and his wife went to Spondivits in East Point on New Year's Day, but what they found on their key ring when they got home left them deeply hurt. "I shouldn't have to feel this way," said Candea Aarons. When Candea and her husband Sam got home they noticed the tag left by the man who they say valet parked their car, with the words "jungle fever,"...
  • Wolf of Wall Street Breaks F-Word Record

    01/04/2014 4:50:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies
    variety.com ^ | January 2, 2014
    Martin Scorseses The Wolf of Wall Street is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or fun coupons as Leonardo DiCaprios character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise that Paramounts R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word. According to Wikipedia, the word f*** is used 506 times over The Wolf of Wall Streets 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lees 1999 film Summer of Sam with 435 instances.
  • Couple sue Spike Lee over George Zimmerman tweet

    11/08/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/8/2013 | SusanJacobson
    A Sanford couple have sued movie director Spike Lee for a tweet he posted that falsely claimed that their address was where George Zimmerman lived. After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed. Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing. A jury in July found him not guilty.
  • Outrageous! Spike Lee - Who Incited Racist Lynch Mobs - Dons Ebony's Trayvon Cover

    08/09/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Apparently, inciting racist lynch mobs is approved by the black Time magazine if the instigator is a famous black filmmaker and the victims are white Hispanics. Ebony magazine is featuring film director Spike Lee, who last year tried to incite a lynch mob against the family of George Zimmerman by Tweeting what he thought was their home address, on their cover. Spike and his son don their hoodies for the September issue entitled We are Trayvon. The magazine included several photos of black fathers and sons in grey hoodies. For the record, if your son, Spike, refrains from jumping a...
  • Spike Lee: Barack Obama is 'not perfect'

    08/10/2012 9:43:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/10/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high." He was a savior, black Jesus, the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high. Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term....
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooneys California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the directors New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obamas popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Miami Mass Shooting Sparks No Outcry From Obama, Lee, Sharpton, Black Panthers or Jackson

    04/01/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT · by envision33 · 34 replies
    The Divided States ^ | 04/01/2012 | Divided States
    NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) Fourteen blacks have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history and no one can seem to find Obama, Sharpton or Spike Lee to organize a rally, march on police stations, place bounties on the heads of the shooters or stage phony press conferences. This time it is fourteen innocent blacks shot, one a 5 year old girl! Two have died. Wheres the outrage?
  • Spike Lee's Vigilante Trayvon Tweet

    04/01/2012 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Doug Giles
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, director Spike Lee thought it would be cute to tweet to his 250,000 Twitter followers what he thought was shooter George Zimmermans home address. As some of you know (those who watch Fox News) it turns out that Spike got the wrong address and the wrong Zimmerman and caused an elderly Florida couples life to be turned into a living hell. Lee, after finding out the couple lawyered up, apologized to the family. How sweet and convenient of Spike. Someone should interview the couple and find out what kind of crap they...
  • Spike Lee, Roseanne, Black Panthers Lead Vigilantism vs. Zimmerman In Trayvon Martin Case

    03/30/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The death of Trayvon Martin has become the latest controversy to engulf the national media, civil rights leaders and mindless celebrities. The killing of an unarmed Martin by night watchman George Zimmerman created a frenzy of media coverage and has led to a string of inappropriate comments and behavior by public figures. The militant New Black Panther Party issued a $10,000 bounty on the head of George Zimmerman. They have called for his capture dead or alive. A Kill Zimmerman Twitter account has been created that is filled with hate and calls for violence.
  • Spike Lee Is Going To Compensate The Elderly Family Who Fled Their Home After He Tweeted

    03/30/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/3012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    According to a report from the AP, Spike Lee will compensate the McLain family, who fled their home after Spike Lee wrongly tweeted that Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, lived at their address The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed. Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old...
  • Kill George Zimmerman!

    03/29/2012 10:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jacob Laksin
    Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman has not yet been charged with a crime, but with the aid of a sensationalist media and racial agitators like Al Sharpton, he has already been tried and found guilty in the court of public opinion. Now, the hate-filled public lynch mob wants him dead, too. The Internet now teems with death threats against Zimmerman, many of them explicit. A Twitter account called “KillZimmerman” has been active for nearly a week. The page shows a mug shot of Zimmerman, a bull’s-eye around his head, and reads: “This Page Is 4 Da Ppl Who Believe Zimmerman...
  • Spike Lee Tweets Wrong Address For George Zimmerman. Elderly Couple Flees In Fear.

    03/29/2012 7:49:44 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 5 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 03/29/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (ACN Staff) Amid growing calls to bring George Zimmerman "to justice," movie celebrity Spike Lee sent a Twitter message to his 250,000 plus followers giving Zimmerman's home address. Of course, there was one glaring problem with Lee's tweet. He gave the wrong address and now the elderly that actually lives at the tweeted address has been forced to flee their home and seek refuge in a hotel.
  • Where's Waldo becomes..........where's the racist?

    03/29/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
  • Trayvon Martin: Spike Lee Settles With Family Forced to Flee Home

    03/29/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    Spike Lee has reached an agreement with the Florida couple forced to flee their home after the film director retweeted their home address and they fled to a hotel to avoid problems associated with the shooting of Trayvon Martin, it was announced Thursday. Elaine and David McClain, in their 70s, left their Sanford, Fla., home after their address was tweeted by a man who thought he had found the home of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who shot Martin, 17. Lee then retweeted the McClains address to his followers on Twitter. The McClains have a son, William George Zimmerman, who is...
  • Spike Lee apologizes over tweeting wrong address

    03/28/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Spike Lee @SpikeLee I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address.It Was A Mistake.Please Leave The McClain's In Peace.Justice In Court