Spike Lee

Encyclopaedia Africana Y February 28, 2021 YOUSSOU N’DOUR

In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

Encyclopaedia Africana R February 24, 2021 RUBY DEE

Racism is a disease of democracy. Our country could be one of the greatest countries that god ever imagined, were it not for this thing of racism…This grand experiment that is America is tainted by racism and bigotry, and these kinds of hatreds…This ridiculous thing of racism.”

Encyclopaedia Africana R February 20, 2021 RUPAUL CHARLES

In 1991, RuPaul was signed to a recording contract by Tommy Boy Records, and two years later his debut album, Supermodel of the World, appeared. He found a hit with the single “Supermodel (You Better Work),” which reached the Top 50 of the pop charts and No. 2 on the dance club charts.

Encyclopaedia Africana H February 20, 2021 HALLE BERRY

In 1999, Berry released her most passionate project to date, co-producing and starring in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, an HBO biopic.

Encyclopaedia Africana J September 16, 2020 JOHN SINGLETON

Mr. Singleton produced some of the films he directed, as well as other movies, like Craig Brewer’s “Hustle & Flow” (2005), which starred Terrence Howard, who earned an Oscar nomination for best actor.

E Encyclopaedia Africana September 16, 2020 ERNEST DICKERSON

In 1992, Dickerson made his directorial debut with Juice, which he co-wrote with Gerard Brown, who wrote the screenplay.

Encyclopaedia Africana S September 16, 2020 SPIKE LEE

Spike has directed and produced over thirty films since his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It in 1986.

D Encyclopaedia Africana August 31, 2020 DELROY LINDO

Even with second and third generation black people who were born British citizens, there is still this element of, ‘You don’t belong here’ and ‘You are an immigrant.’”

Encyclopaedia Africana L August 30, 2020 LORRAINE HANSBERRY

Early in her writing life, she was mentored by both W. E. B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes.

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