AFI offers free 'Do The Right Thing' and talk with Spike Lee
LOS ANGELES The American Film Institute announced Monday that it is offering free rentals of Do The Right Thing all week and will host a discussion of the 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil with director Spike Lee. The AFI says it's partnering with Universal Pictures to offer the film for free from Monday through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Google, Redbox, Vudu and several other platforms. The discussion with Lee will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on the AFI YouTube channel. The announcement does not directly mention recent nationwide protests brought on by the death of George Floyd, but AFI President Bob Gazzale said in a statement that the film is a timeless and timely classic and that Lee has forever proven himself the voice for change that we need now more than ever.Do The Right Thing, which stars Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Ossie Davis and Danny Aiello, was nominated for two Academy Awards and is on the AFI's list of 100 greatest films of all time.
Tennessee Student is Centennial Scholarship Recipient of Ossie Davis Scholarship
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaNora Davis Day and her sister, Dr. Hasna Muhammad, never seem to tire of talking about their famous parents Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. She maintains a 3.9 GPA, and in honor of what would have been Ossie Davis 100th birthday, Allen is acknowledged as the scholar-ships Centennial Scholar. Established by the Dee-Davis children, along with close friends of Ossie Davis, the scholarship has awarded four students with scholarships totaling over $60,000 since 2007. And we are humbled by the generous contributions to the Ossie Davis Endowment that makes this scholarship possible, Dr. Muhammad stated. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were torchbearers for truth, black culture, civil rights equality and the arts among other causes.thewestsidegazette.com
Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91
Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91 Actress and activist Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91. Ruby Dee's most famous collaboration was with Ossie Davis. They were married for more than half a century and made five films together, including "Do the Right Thing." Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com