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Spike Lee: Racism Is Still Festering in America

Hard to believe it’s been two decades since Do The Right Thing was released.

Hailed by the American Film Institure as one of the top 100 greatest movies of all time, the 1989 joint chronicles racial conflict among a host of characters living Brooklyn’s multi-ethinic Bedford-Syuyvesant comm- unity on the hottest day of the year.

CAPTION: Despite his cap, Spike (above) cautions us to continue doing the right thing.

Despite his cap, Spike (above) cautions all Americans to do the right thing race-wise.

And now director Spike Lee is out celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seminal film, which starred himself, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis, along with other “actor’s actors.”

As part of that celebration, he chats with Tiffani Knowles about how today’s racial climate compares to that of 1989.

“As Americans, we can’t get so complacent that – because Barack Obama is in the White House – we somehow get hoodwinked or bamboozled, thinking that racism is a thing of the past,” Spike tells the NEWD Radio host.

Frankie Fraison, who played Coconut Sid in the flick, also weighs in on the race issue.

“If there was any one thing I would stress, it would be tolerance. That was what my character was about. And I think that that’s what’s needed in this county now,” he tells Tiffani.

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What’s Going On? August 13, 2008

D.B. Sweeney

D.B. Sweeney

Today is one of those days where there’s so much going on with BlogTalkRadio, both internally and externally. In fact, there’s so much happening  I’ve almost been remiss in bringing you some of the day’s highlights.  I didn’t forget you though. Here’s what’s going on today:

(All Times EDT)

  • Actor D.B. Sweeney is in the house. He’s dropping by Movie Geeks to discuss his role in Spike Lee‘s Miracle at St. Anna and his new film Two Tickets to Paradise, which he also writes, produces and directs. Don’t miss it tonight at 10:00 p.m.
  • The NY Baseball Digest welcomes Padres and Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky to talk about his baseball career and also “Outreach of Hope” which he head to support those in need. Catch the live broadcast this evening at 6:00.
  • Klaus Flouride of the Dead Kennedys is dropping by Glosslips Radio to what’s in store for his future after leaing the Dead Kennedys.  This afternoon at 3:00.

Please check out our On Air Schedule for a comprehensive listing of today’s programming. Have a great day!

- Deb

What's Going On? August 13, 2008

D.B. Sweeney

D.B. Sweeney

Today is one of those days where there’s so much going on with BlogTalkRadio, both internally and externally. In fact, there’s so much happening  I’ve almost been remiss in bringing you some of the day’s highlights.  I didn’t forget you though. Here’s what’s going on today:

(All Times EDT)

  • Actor D.B. Sweeney is in the house. He’s dropping by Movie Geeks to discuss his role in Spike Lee‘s Miracle at St. Anna and his new film Two Tickets to Paradise, which he also writes, produces and directs. Don’t miss it tonight at 10:00 p.m.
  • The NY Baseball Digest welcomes Padres and Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky to talk about his baseball career and also “Outreach of Hope” which he head to support those in need. Catch the live broadcast this evening at 6:00.
  • Klaus Flouride of the Dead Kennedys is dropping by Glosslips Radio to what’s in store for his future after leaing the Dead Kennedys.  This afternoon at 3:00.

Please check out our On Air Schedule for a comprehensive listing of today’s programming. Have a great day!

- Deb