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Spike Lee: Trump Acting Like NFL Owners Are ‘Plantation Owners’

Wednesday on CNN, film director Spike Lee said President Donald Trump was acting like NFL 0wners were “plantation owners” when he urged them to fire players kneeling during the national anthem Lee said, “When he says—he is really telling the

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Spike Lee Unveils Anti-Trump Nike Sneakers

Filmmaker Spike Lee posted a photo to Instagram of himself holding up a pair of custom Black History Month Air Jordan 1s, in an apparent show of protest against President Donald Trump.

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Spike Lee: Electing Trump ‘Could Be the End of Us All’

Director Spike Lee criticized the United States as a “volatile” and dangerous country, and questioned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s mental competency during an event at the Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday.

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Academy Says Diversity Purge is ‘Not About Political Correctness’

The leadership at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) defended the organization’s controversial new diversity initiative, saying in an interview that the Academy did not bow to outside pressure when crafting the rule changes, which many are criticizing as an overt effort to purge older Academy members of their voting privileges while aggressively recruiting new voting members who, in the words of the Academy, “represent greater diversity.”

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Ian McKellen: #OscarsSoHetero

Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has weighed in on the ongoing Academy Awards diversity controversy, saying in a recent interview that criticism of the Academy is “legitimate” and that, in addition to African-American actors, other minority actors have also been marginalized or ignored by the film industry, including gays.

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#OscarsSoWhite Wins: Academy to Purge Old Members for ‘Diversity’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has approved a series of “substantive changes” to its rules and organizational structure in an effort to boost the diversity of its membership as the group faces mounting criticism over a lack of minority actors among this year’s Academy Award nominees.