Where Does John Singleton Stand on that Spike Lee / Tyler Perry Thing?

Director John Singleton, who is at the American Black Film Festival in Miami celebrating the 20th anniversary of his film, Boyz n the Hood, sat down with The Root to chat about black film.  Asked about his views on the negative comments that have gone back and forth between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry […]

Two Years After His Death the Spirit of Michael Jackson Keeps Brazilian Kids Out of Trouble

In memory of Michael Jackson on this, the 2nd Anniversary of his death, a little something that would make him smile: [embedplusvideo height=”298″ width=”480″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/3-XsLT2K1to?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=3-XsLT2K1to&width=480&height=298&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6346″ /] And, for your viewing pleasure — “They Don’t Care About Us” filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and directed by Spike Lee [embedplusvideo height=”350″ width=”430″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/QNJL6nfu__Q?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=QNJL6nfu__Q&width=430&height=350&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep7701″ […]

Tyler Perry is Free

I have a vivid memory of a city bus ride I took with my father when I was eight years old. We were on our way to the science museum and there were some young Black kids in the back of the bus acting up–nothing outlandish–just a few unsupervised pubescents being loud. I could tell […]

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