Tag Archives: Spike Lee

Samuel L. Jackson Recalls Being Racially Profiled While Filming ‘Pulp Fiction’

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has enjoyed an amazingly prolific career in Hollywood but as he recalls to Vanity Fair in an article titled: ‘Samuel L. Jackson on Being Black in Hollywood’, his ascent to the top wasn’t an easy ride.

Most who move to La La Land have ingrained tales of the chaos that had to be endured in order to gratify themselves with the validity that comes with being on the list of desired talent that filters through the offices of studio heads and prominent casting directors.


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#OscarsSoWhite Forces The Academy To Finally Mandate Diversity

Oscars 2016 will go down in history as the year when the Academy bowed down to the force and embraced the unthinkable. Diversity.

In what has been deemed as “historic”, Cheryl Boone, The Academy’s president, who also happens to be black – announced that after a unanimous vote, the Board of Governors acknowledged that drastic changes had to be instituted in order to ensure the entry of more women and minorities, in order to guarantee that what is happening now – never happens again.


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Martin Luther King Day and the Neverending Need for Boycotts

Martin Luther King Day began and ended with tweets, postings and mentions of the late civil rights activist who was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN.

Amidst the reverent spiritual vibe was residue from the still ongoing #OscarSoWhite crusade that has been on fire ever since the nominations were announced last Thursday.

Despite the opportunity to recognize the performances from talent of color in credible films, the list of nominees was once again Caucasians.1000509261001_1094056090001_Bio-Need-to-Know-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-SF Read more

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