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March 5, 2015

'Rape Trumps Race': Is Bill Cosby's Image Tarnished in Black History?

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As Black History Month comes and goes, television shows that foster black pride also come and go. I understand that many black men attached their self worth and their manhood to the character Bill Cosby made famous. In retrospect, I do not believe we need to look at television to give us our self worth.

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Spike Lee on LeBron James: Ready to Fight 'Tooth and Nail'

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If only Spike Lee was as clairvoyant as he is imaginative with his big-screen visions, the Academy Award-nominated director may have had a new profession as of this week.

Unfortunately, Lee's dream of landing LeBron James in a New York Knicks uniform faded away last night.

Two weeks ago, BV caught up with the 'Do the Right Thing' director (coincidentally) in Miami during the 14th annual American Black Film Festival, where he tried his hand at predicting the future.

"LeBron's coming to the New York Knickerbockers...he's going to get to choose, since New York has two max contracts, he explained to 'The Spark' hostess Amanda Diva. "So LeBron will have the choice to choose maybe Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade... Amare Stoudemire. ...So I hope LeBron does the right thing."

Funny how much two weeks can make a difference in an avid LeBron fan.
Following LeBron's much-publicized decision to choose a new NBA franchise, the die-hard Knicks fan appeared to be slightly disappointed over the MVP's choice to play for New York rival Miami.

"I'd gotten word that he was doing that, so it was not a shock to me when he announced it last night," Lee expressed Friday afternoon via ESPN. "I really can't understand why they chose Greenwich, Conn. The show was kinda cheesy to me. You could look at LeBron's face; he was on edge. I mean rarely smiling, and he smiles 27-7."

"And we have to understand that was a very hard decision to make. When they cut to the shot of his jersey being burnt, I mean that was a killer. Like Michael Jackson's saying, 'It cuts like a knife.' You could tell it hurts."

Lee continued, "I don't know how he's going to be able to live in Akron or Cleveland anymore. They're going to make his life miserable. I don't care if you were born there, life is too short. Why live some place where you're going to be hated?"

Although the Knicks didn't manage to land three of the filmmaker's potential prospects this week, the organization did sign former Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire. With Stoudemire on board, Lee expects to reignite New York's Madison Square Garden next season similar to their battles during the 1990s with Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller.

"For me, I don't think any team should help Miami," he added. "Don't do any sit-ins, don't do anything for Pat Riley. The Knicks are going to gear up. We had our battles with Michael Jordan and the Bulls. We didn't beat them, but we didn't lay down for them. The Knicks fought them tooth and nail. And we're going to do the same thing with the Heat. We're not scared of them...he's going to get it worse than Reggie Miller."

"They're not better than Chicago; I don't think they're better than Boston. We gotta see what Pat Riley does to fill out the rest of the squad."

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