As the controversy surrounding ‘Django Unchanged’ continues on, legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory lashed out at Spike Lee for slamming the Quentin Tarantino film even though he has no plans of ever watching it.
“I’ve seen Django Unchained 12 times. Never in the history of Hollywood, have they ever made anything that freed the inside of me. The inside of me. I’m 80 years old, I saw cowboy movies, wasn’t no black folks in cowboy movies. I’m looking at a Western, plus a love story. To those of you all that see it, you’ll never see a love story about a black man and a black woman where it wasn’t some foul sex and foul language, huh.”
“And Spike Lee can’t appreciate that. The little thug ain’t even seen the movie; he’s acting like he white,” said Gregory in an interview posted on YouTube.
Lin-sanity is sweeping the nation! Another chapter was added in the story of New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin when the 23-year-old nailed a miracle final-second 3-point shot with 0.5 seconds to play against the Raptors on Tuesday.
“Floyd Mayweather I Hope You Watched Jeremy Hit The Gamewinning 3 Pointer With .005 Seconds Left.Our Guy Can BALL PLAIN AND SIMPLE.RECOGNIZE,” Lee tweeted after Lin hit a game-winning shot.
LINK:SPIKE LEE SENDS THANK YOU TEXT TO THE COACH THAT CUT JEREMY LIN BEFORE SEEING HIM PLAY
“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise,” wrote boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his Twitter account on Monday (February 13) afternoon.
Lee sounded off with a tweet of his own: “Floyd Mayweather Sounds Like Rush Limbaugh When He Talks About Jeremy Lin Saying He’s Only Getting Attention Because He’s Asian.WAKE UP YO.”
In somber times as the present it’s nice to know that Rich of FourFour, who has been the Nettie to my Celie since 2005, can still make me smile with my heart.
I’m a little late to this one, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t touch on my favorite person on TV this week, soul singer Millie Jackson. Her life story took up an hour of TV One’s Unsung (basically my favorite show on TV now – did you see last week’s Full Force episode?!?). And what a story it was! She got her break by shit-talking some woman that was onstage at a concert she attended. She described her marriage to a bass player like this: “He was a decent cat, but he thought we were going to be Ike and Tina, and the record company didn’t sign Ike, it only signed Tina.” She gave Roxanne Shanté these words of advice: “You’ll be successful a lot longer for the nasty things that come out of your mouth than the nasty things you put in it.” She made fun of her own music, lamented her inability to pawn gold records and showed that at age 67, she’s still quite flexible (you can see that in the video above).